14 — JEFF ADKINS from Sand Coulee, Montana.

At around the age of 5, Jeff started mushing with the use of his grandfather’s, Terry Adkins, dogs. “My Dad then got a few dogs of his own and eventually we started giving dog sled tours from Montana to Utah. Last year I handled for my Dad on the Eukanuba Stage Stop,” says 24-year old Jeff. “It looked like a lot of fun, so this year I’ll be running the second team in the race.” And when he’s not running dogs or working for a local Sand Coulee ranch, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, and just about anything as long as it is outdoors.