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Stacey Teasley. Photo by Chris Havener, IPSSSDR.
Stacey Teasley
Bondurant, Wyoming racer Stacey Teasley, wife of race creator Frank Teasley, had the fastest time on the Lander leg on Tuesday. Photo by Chris Havener.

Big turn out. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Big turn out
A large crowd turned out for Pinedale's Meet the Musher banquet in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library Tuesday evening.

Representing Pinedale. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Representing Pinedale
L to R: Pinedale Town Councilman Dave Hohl, Pinedale Mayor Stephen Smith, Pinedale Animal Control Officer Julie Early.

Screen Door Porch. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Screen Door Porch
'Screen Door Porch' is the official band of the IPSSSDR and travels to each town with each race, providing live music at the evening dinners.

Dancing to the music. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Dancing to the music

Thank you Shell!. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Thank you Shell!
Shell very generously helped sponsor the 2014 Pinedale Stage Stop race and the Meet the Musher banquet.

Go to for the official IPSSSDR website, daily race results, and lots of photos and videos of all the action.

Pinedale Town Hall. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
Pinedale Town Hall
Pinedale Stage Stop banner sponsors on display in front of the Pinedale Town Hall on Tuesday. All the mushers autographhed each banner, which are attached to the sleds during each town's race.
Welcome Mushers!
by Pinedale Online!
February 5, 2014

The 2014 IPSSSDR, International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, takes place January 31 through February 8th. The race uses a "stage stop" format, meaning teams do a race each day in a designated stop, then has a chance to rest the night in their next host town and run that town’s race the following day. The race runs through four states in eight days, starting in Jackson, Wyoming and finishing in Evanston, Wyoming.

Pinedale has been an official Stage Stop with the race for 19 years. Race sponsor, Pedigree, donates free dog food to animal shelters in each of the stage stop towns. Donors help the individual towns provide check donations to local health care providers to do immunizations in the community. Last year the Pinedale Stage Stop was able to raise money to give 145 flu shots in the community. This year the Pinedale Stage Stop has 145 banner sponsors who help make the race possible. Pinedale events begin with a Meet the Musher banquet on Tuesday night, Feb. 4th in the Lovatt Room of the Pinedale Library. The Pinedale Stage Stop race takes place Wednesday morning at 9AM in the Upper Green to compete in a 47 miles loop race. From Pinedale, teams travel to Big Piney/Marbleton for their events Wednesday evening and their 44-mile race on Thursday morning.

The IPSSSSDR began in 1996 when Frank Teasley, with the help of public nurse Jayne Ottman, launched the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race to showcase the beautiful state of Wyoming and to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. In addition, the race worked to spread the word about the need for childhood immunizations and each year the race makes a contribution to communities on the race route for childhood immunizations.

1. Frank Moe, Hovland, Minnesota
2. Jerry Bath, Lander, Wyoming
3. Stacey Teasley, Jackson , Wyoming
4. Bruce Magnusson, Cheyboygan, Michigan
5. Arleigh Reynolds, Salcha , Alaska
6. Jeff Conn, Ester , Alaska
7. Jenny Greger, Bozeman , Montana
8. JR Anderson, Buyck, Minnesota
9. Blayne Buddy Streeper, Fort Nelson, BC Canada
10. John Stewart, Scotland/ Utah
11. Dennis Laboda, Hovland, Minnesota
12. Sylvain Robillard, Quebec , Canada
13. Andrew Letzring, Wisconsin
14. Ryan Redington, Knik , Alaska
15. Alix Crittenden, Willow , Ak/Bondurant , Wyoming
16. Aaron Peck, Grande Prairie AB Canada
17. Dave Turner, Sandy , Oregon

Junior Mushers:
Select students, aged 9 to 13, from the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race communities of Jackson, Lander, Alpine, Pinedale, Big Piney, Marbleton, Kemmerer, Diamondville and Uinta County, Wyoming, and West Yellowstone, Montana, get to participate in a sled dog race of their own on the final day of the race in Evanston.
2014 Jr Mushers for Sublette County are:
Brent Faler, Pinedale
Vincent Faler, Pinedale
Allison Staten, Pinedale
Amma Taylor, Big Piney
Hunter Fisher, Big Piney

Overall Purse Breakdown
1st – $10,000.00
2nd – $8,300.00
3rd – $6,650.00
4th – $5,300.00
5th – $4,300.00
6th – $3,300.00
7th – $2,700.00
8th – $2,200.00
9th – $1,700.00
10th – $1,600.00
11th – $1,400.00
12th – $1,200.00
13th – $1,000.00
14th – $850.00
15th – $700.00
16th – $500.00
17th – $500.00
18th – $500.00
19th – $500.00
20th – $500.00

Day Money (Days 2 - 7)
1st – $868.00
2nd – $726.00
3rd – $589.00
4th – $476.00
5th – $393.00
6th – $310.00
7th – $260.00
8th – $218.00
9th – $176.00
10th – $151.00

Shelters on the Race:
Pedigree Provides one year’s worth for food for one dog to each animal shelter on the race route:
Jackson Animal Shelter
Animal Humane Assoc of Star Valley
Town of Pinedale Animal Shelter
Lander Pet Connection
Paws & Claws
Happy Tails Fur Ever
Uinta co/Evanston Animal Control

Stage Race Mileage:
Jackson: 2 miles
West Yellowstone: 56 miles
Alpine: 56 miles
Pinedale: 47 miles
Lander: 50 miles
Big Piney/ Marbleton: 44 miles
Kemmerer: 50 miles
Uinta County: 45 miles

Photos by Chris Havener-IPSSSDR, and Dawn Ballou-Pinedale Online!

Related Links
  • - IPSSSDR official website, daily race results, photos
  • - Pinedale, Wyoming visitor website

  • Frank Teasley. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Frank Teasley
    Race organizer and founder. Teasley started the International Stage Stop Sled Dog Race in 1996. It has been an annual event and greatly expanded to include four participating states and be internationally recognized as a major sled dog race event in the years since.

    Musher introductions. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Musher introductions
    The public get a chance to meet the mushers and get autographs during the evening banquet.

    Rex Hamner. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Rex Hamner
    Rex and his wife Gayle Hamner were the Pinedale Stage Stop organizers this year.

    Welcome Mushers. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Welcome Mushers
    Officials Pinedale Mayor Steve Smith and Town Councilman Dave Hohl welcome everyone to Pinedale for this year's IPSSSDR.

    Check for immunizations. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Check for immunizations
    The IPSSSDR helps raise money to give to the local Public Health department for immunizations. Last year they were able to fund 145 flu vaccinations in Pinedale.

    The yellow bib. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    The yellow bib
    Tradition has that the racer with the fastest time gets to wear the yellow bib in the next day's race. Here, Buddy Streeper hands the bib over to Stacey Teasley. Race Director Dan Carter has the microphone.

    Buddy and Stacey. Photo by Chris Havener, IPSSSDR.
    Buddy and Stacey
    Buddy Streeper hands over the yellow leader bib to Stacey Teasley. Photo by Chris Havener, IPSSSDR photographer.

    Banners. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    The sponsor sled banners were on display along the ceiling. This year's Pinedale stage had 65 business sponsors. The banners are placed on the sides of the racer's sleds during the race. Each banner is autographed by all the mushers for that year. The businesses get to keep the banners after the race is over.

    Band souvenirs. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
    Band souvenirs
    Screen Door Porch band
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