Monica Magnusson from NOVI, MICHIGAN.

Last year, Monica place finished in a hotly contested second place in last year’s 8-Dog Classic just ONE SECOND OVERALL! She’s been hooked on racing since the day her father-in-law invited her and husband Bruce to watch a race he was competing in. Although better known for her handling and blogging skills, Monica is a 4-time TCSDR Champion with several mid-west races under her belt. She’s supported her husband, Bruce, as his handler extraordinaire in eleven Stage Stops and considers the racing organization her mushing family. She says she’s “excited to return to the beautiful Wyoming mountains and compete again this year!”