My name is Rio, I’m four years old, and I’m one of nine guys from the “R” litter. Our mom, Tesla, gave all of us black coats except my brother Romeo who’s black and white. Even though I’m a leader, I keep a low profile, and don’t think I’m the boss of anything. I want to be close to my owner and be petted a lot. With my big soft eyes, I’m really good at getting attention. Since I’ve started mushing, I’ve shown my athletic talent at the front of the team. As a yearling I ran the Open North American, and the next year I led the team in training runs. By the time I was three years old, I was racing in front, and winning! I like to think that I’m the main man. See you in Jackson!