Clayton Perry from POWER, MONTANA.

“When Clayton Perry starts hooking his sled dogs into their harnesses, they know it’s time to run,” Dillon Kato reported in the Missoulian. A civil engineer and home-center owner, Clayton operates T.S.A. Kennels and says that he can’t wait to start running them this year. He’s a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers, a statewide sled dog group; their training rides begin every year at the group’s fall meeting. “Every race has been an adventure with a learning curve; I plan on enjoying this sport for as long as I’m able,” he states. “I’m looking forward to mushing again in this year’s 8-Dog Classic with great friends in this great sport.”