Alaskan mushers win in IR

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

IRON RIVER – Alaskan teams dominated the inaugural IronLine sled dog race that was held Friday and Saturday in Iron River.

Top finishers in the 10-dog, 80-mile professional class were Ryan Redington, with a time of four hours and three minutes, Will Kornmuller, with a time of four hours and five minutes, and Bill Kornmuller, with a time of four hours and 10 minutes.

All three mushers are from Alaska.

In the six-dog, 40-mile sport class, Hannah Abbots of Calumet won with a time of three hours and 22 minutes.

Race co-director Grace Brindle said that the race turned out to be a great event for mushers, spectators, and the community.

“One of our goals in planning this event was to promote community vitality,” she said. “I can honestly say this weekend did exactly that.”

“We are looking forward to next year already,” she added.

Nikki Younk’s e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.