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The 2022 CD80 Race Results

The winner of the CD80 this year is Martha Schouweiler, followed by Lynne Witte, and Bucky Tippett in third place.

posted on 3/6/2022 1:55 PM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top

2022 CopperDog 80 - Who's Registered?

2022 CopperDog 80
Professional, 8 Dog Race (8 Dog Pool), 78.3 Miles, 2 Stages, $6,000 Purse, Pays 1st - 8th
Registration Cap: 25 Teams
  Bib Musher Kennel/Team City, State Fin
1 21 Alex LaPlante Dark Sky Kennel Two Harbors, MN
2 22 Lynne Witte Iskristall Kennel Cheboygan, MI
3 23 Bucky Tippett Happy Howling Huskies Grand View, WI
4 24 Frank Caldwell TC Kennels Newberry, MI
5 25 Jerry Trudell ...Sharks Came Racing Calumet, MI
6 26 Lucy Tyrrell Raven's Wing Kennel Bayfield, WI
7 27 Sophie Mehl Otter River Sled Dog... Houghton, MI
8 28 Martha Schouweiler Otter Run Kennel Irma, WI
9 29 Liza Dietzen Weaver Team Evergreen Kennel Wallace, MI
10 30 Kiira Hadden Otter River Sled Dog... Houghton, MI
11 Pat Hodgeman Got Dogs Racing Kennel Wascott, WI
12 Shannon Miller Mo Betta Racing Sand Coulee, MT
13 Steve Goedken Cross Country Kennel Deerwood, MN
14 Jeremy Gudgeon Ravenwood Kennel Ironwood, MI
15 Mary Manning DoodleDog Kennel Hovland, MN
Registered
11/6/2021 9:01 AM
Alex LaPlante
Dark Sky Kennel
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Joining us from Dark Sky Kennel out of Two Harbors, MN, Alex LaPlante is back for a 12th CopperDog! And she has attended some as a handler too!

Her lead dogs will be Charlie, Goose, Iceman, Blue, and Roy.

Her crazy mushing story was at a race when her team turned down a road and flipped the sled over.
Alex was dragged down the plowed road until the dogs stopped in someone’s driveway right in front of their garage!

She would like to thank the following sponsors; Karen Malmsten, Betty LaPlante, and Goliath Tech.

Good luck, Alex!

Vet Check Slot: 1:20 Friday

Starting Chute Song: The Spinners - "Rubberband Man"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/6/2021 9:09 AM
Lynne Witte
Iskristall Kennel
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Lynne is back from Cheboygan, MI, mushing out of Iskristall Kennel. She has entered every CopperDog race, she loves it! She's returning this year with leaders Cache, Tinder, and Snow White.

Her sponsor is Dogbooties.com.

She is a retired elementary teacher who loves her dogs and loves the sport. In the off-season, she participates in marathon canoe races!

She would like to thank all the volunteers for CopperDog! Good luck, Lynne!

Vet Check Slot: 12 noon Friday

Starting Chute Song: The Beatles - "Here Comes the Sun"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/6/2021 9:00 AM
Bucky Tippett
Happy Howling Huskies
Grand View, WI 54839

Bucky is back for his third CopperDog from Happy Howling Huskies out of Grand View, WI. His lead dogs are Xander, Pete, Grinker, and Tundra.

Bucky enjoys taking his son, Darren, out for rides. During one ride, he explained how he may fall off his sled, but Darren seemed pretty confident that he wouldn't. He did fall several times and one of them it looked like he rolled over three times, but he never let go of the sled!

He would like to thank his wife Emily for all of her support during his mushing journey as it wouldn't be possible without her! He would also like to thank his sponsors Mary Radtke, Pam Johnson, and Grace Millsap.

The song he picked to play at the starting chute by Luke Bryan is dedicated to Frank Moe.

Vet Check Slot: 3:00 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Luke Bryan - "Drink A Beer"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/6/2021 1:27 PM
Frank Caldwell
TC Kennels
Newberry, MI 49868

Frank is back from TC Kennels in Newberry, MI for his fourth CopperDog! He's ran twice in the CD80 and once in the CD25. His lead dogs are Frodo, Payphone, and Hemlock who will be 11 soon!

Frank began running dogs in the mid 1990s in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Yep, New Jersey! That was sprint racing on dirt. He then moved to Upstate New York in 2000, continuing in limited sprint racing until about 2014 when he switched to mid distance. The professionally groomed trails were great but it was hard pressed to even get in 20 miles. In 2017 he moved to Deer Park, MI, 30 miles north of Newberry, where the trails are endless.

He is currently the President of the Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race, a musher, and an awesome mechanic. He is also the husband to the best wife a man could ever ask for!

Frank would like to thank Ryan Beaber and Sarah Tarlton for the two dogs they loaned the kennel so that we didn’t have to cancel his entry this year! We at the CopperDog are certainly thankful for them as well!

Frank would also like to thank his sponsor, Frank Caldwell Sr.

Good luck Frank!!

Vet Check Slot: 2:00 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Pink Floyd - "Run Like Hell"

Finish Position:

Registered
11/6/2021 9:00 AM
Jerry Trudell
...Sharks Came Racing
Calumet, MI 49913

Jerry Trudell is back running the CopperDog 80! He's attended every year but one. His leaders, from ...Sharks Came Racing Kennel are Queenie and Lester.

He would like to thank his sponsor, his wife, Pat Trudell.

Jerry loves all the great interactions with snowmobilers on the Keweenaw trails during training. He has been photographed and videoed more times than he can count and has had great conversations.
After telling them about the race, some of them now plan their annual trips to the U.P. to be here for the CopperDog weekend!

Good luck, Jerry!

Vet Check Slot: 11:40 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Florence + The Machine - "Dog Days Are Over"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/6/2022 1:47 PM
Lucy Tyrrell
Raven's Wing Kennel
Bayfield, WI 54814

Lucy Tyrrell, is running her first CopperDog 80, she has attended twice before in the CopperDog 25. She's from Bayfield, WI, and runs out of Raven's Wing Kennel. Her lead dogs are Enda Finnegan and Ziwa.

Lucy lived in Alaska for 16 years, and her and her dogs completed the 800-mile Serum Run from Nenana to Nome (a group expedition commemorating the 1925 "Serum Run" taking serum to the diphtheria outbreak in Nome).

She's a retired ecologist with the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve. She traded the big mountain, Denali, for the big lake, Superior. Lucy was Bayfield's Poet Laureate 2020-2021.

Lucy's crazy mushing story was hearing something (chewing loudly) near her truck as she got ready for a training run in Alaska. Looking toward the sound with her headlamp, she could see the eyeshine of a huge moose nearby eating willows!

Good luck in the CD80!

Vet Check Slot: 3:20 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/21/2022 9:53 PM
Sophie Mehl
Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures
Houghton, MI 49931

Sophie Mehl has attended the CopperDog two times as a volunteer and she raced the CopperDog 25 last year! This year, she'll be in the CopperDog 80 with leaders Marie and Pearl.

During her first-ever time on a sled she ran 10 dogs and her friend Kady was in the basket. During her first lap a puppy ran up to her team from the road and she fell off the sled trying to get the puppy. The team did not stop and Kady was stuck going around the trail in a sled basket with no musher on it!

Sophie would like to thank her sponsors, Tom & Sally Bauer from the Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures and The Mushing Club at Michigan Tech.

Good luck in the CD80, Sophie!

Vet Check Slot: 2:40 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Bon Jovi - "You Give Love a Bad Name"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/20/2022 8:20 PM
Martha Schouweiler
Otter Run Kennel
Irma, WI 54442

Martha Schouweiler, from Otter Run Kennel in Irma, WI, is running the CopperDog 80 again this year! She's attended all but one CopperDog. This year her leads are Mossy, Blanca, and Flossy.

When Martha first started mushing she used a climbing rope for a snub that drug well behind the sled. Of course this is not the right way to use a snub but she did not have a clue to do it any differently. It actually worked out ok as she will never forget falling off the sled on a bumpy snow covered road and reaching for the rope, being dragged by the team and being able to work her way back up to the sled!

She would like to thank Otter Run twitter fans !

Martha is happy to be back at the CopperDog with her team!

Good luck!

Vet Check Slot: 11:40 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Punch Brothers - "Cattle in the Cane"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/22/2022 12:00 AM
Liza Dietzen Weaver
Team Evergreen Kennel
Wallace, MI

Liza has attended CopperDog three times over the years. She is from Wallace, MI and Team Evergreen Kennel. Her lead dogs will be Bear and Nacho - who have never been lead dogs before!

She would like to thank her wonderful friends, family, and supporters!

Her favorite quotes are as follows;

“When you take risks, you learn there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

"If it can rain tacos, why doesn't it rain tacos?"

Good luck in the CD80, Liza!

Vet Check Slot: 3:20 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Perry Gripp & BooneBum - "Raining Tacos"

Finish Position:

Registered
2/21/2022 2:24 PM
Kiira Hadden
Otter River Sled Dog Training Center & Wilderness Adventures
Houghton, MI 49931

Kiira Hadden is racing her first CopperDog, in the CD80. She has been at the CopperDog before as a handler for other students from the Mushing Club in the past three years. Her lead dogs are Winchester and Donny.

Kiira would like to thank Tom Bauer of the Otter River Sled Dog Training Center & Wilderness Adventures and the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech.

Her funny mushing story will make you laugh; her record of dogs pooping at the same time during a training run is four!

Good luck!!

Vet Check Slot: 2:40 Friday

Starting Chute Song: ABBA - "Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! (A Man After Midnight)"

Finish Position:

Withdraw
11/6/2021 9:14 AM
Pat Hodgeman
Got Dogs Racing Kennel
Wascott, WI 54859

Vet Check Slot:

Starting Chute Song:

Finish Position:

Withdraw
11/6/2021 9:12 AM
Shannon Miller
Mo Betta Racing
Sand Coulee, MT 59472

Vet Check Slot:

Starting Chute Song:

Finish Position:

Withdraw
11/6/2021 9:03 AM
Steve Goedken
Cross Country Kennel
Deerwood, MN 56444

Steve Goedken, from Cross Country Kennel, out of Deerwood, MN is back for another CopperDog. His lead dogs are Doc and Sally.

His best mushing memory was beating his son twice last year! He passed him both times because Casey wiped out! He told him that he needs to practice more!

Good luck to both Steve and his son Casey who is competing in the CopperDog 25!

Vet Check Slot: 3:00 Friday

Starting Chute Song: Hobo Jim - "The Iditarod Trail Song"

Finish Position:

Withdraw
11/6/2021 9:04 AM
Jeremy Gudgeon
Ravenwood Kennel
Ironwood, MI 49938

Vet Check Slot:

Starting Chute Song:

Finish Position:

Withdraw
11/6/2021 9:07 AM
Mary Manning
DoodleDog Kennel
Hovland, MN 55606

Mary Manning, from DoodleDog Kennel out of Hoveland, MN, is back for the CopperDog 150! Her lead dogs are Luck, Gala, Argo, and Skuf.

Mary's funny mushing story was when she was once chased by a pack of goats and a llama during a training run. Her team thought they were the funniest-looking dogs they’d ever seen!

She would like to thank her sponsor, Canine Health Forward.

Mary would like to give a big thanks to everyone at CopperDog; volunteers, sponsors, and community members for always making everyone feel so welcome and putting on a great race!

Good luck, Mary!

Vet Check Slot: 12 noon Friday

Starting Chute Song: 10,000 Maniacs - "These Are Days"

Finish Position:

2022 CD80 Race Purse

CopperDog CD 80 8-Dog Race Purse
Finish 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2022
Dogs 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 8
1st 500 500 500 500 1,150 1,150 1,450 1,500 1,700 2,200
2nd 300 300 300 350 750 750 800 950 1,000 1,400
3rd 200
200
200 250 450 450 500 550 600 900
4th - - 100 175 250 250 300 350 400 600
5th -
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100 125 150 150 200 250 300 400
6th -
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250
7th -
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150
8th -
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100
Total $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 $1,500 $2,750 $2,750 $3,250 $3,600 $4,000 $6,000
posted on by John Bryant | permalink | Back to Top

Changes to the CD80 - bring the 80 back home to Friday Night!

MORE AMAZING NEWS!

We're coming home? Oh yeah, we "double" are!

So happy to announce that the CD80 will now be leaving out of Calumet on Friday night!!! More teams, longer party, extra excitement, and a total win-win!

The first leg of the CD80 will now start immediately following the CD150 running "Calumet -to- Phoenix" on Friday night! The CD80 will finish at the Cliff View Bar right off of US-41. It's some 13 driving-miles, and some 38.6 mushing-miles, north of Calumet.

And we could not pick a better location for this finish. The Cliff View Bar is not only one of our sponsors, they have a great atmosphere, delicious food and beverages. And you don't even have to guess, it's warm inside! Please say thank you to Brad and Marjie for making this happen!

Race-wise, this is what's on the menu for the weekend:


Friday - March 4th
CD150 Calumet -to- Eagle Harbor
CD80 Calumet -to- Phoenix
Saturday - March 5th
CD150 Eagle Harbor -to- Copper Harbor
CD25 Copper Harbor -to- Copper Harbor
Sunday - March 6th
CD150 Copper Harbor -to- Eagle Harbor
CD80 Copper Harbor -to- Eagle Harbor

And folks DO NOT bring your pets to any of the starts, finishes, and/or viewing spots on the trail. Please respect this request; leave any and all your pets home!


posted on 2/7/2022 11:57 PM by Kiko de Melo e Silva | permalink | Back to Top

There will be a CD80 race this year!!!

Due to the pandemic it was decided to reduce the overall scope of the CopperDog race last year.

The good news for 2022 the CD80 is back!

posted on 11/28/2020 1:35 AM by Jim Northey | permalink | Back to Top

2022 CopperDog 80 Race Offering

8 Dogs, 76.5 Miles, 2 Stages, $6,000 Purse (1st - 8th)

This 76.5-mile, 2-stage, 8-dog race that enjoys great views of the Keweenaw has been moved to leave from Calumet on the famed snow road ending in Phoenix Friday night. After a day of rest the second stage leaves Copper Harbor Saturday morning with the finish in Eagle Harbor.

Race Dates:
Friday, March 4th, 2022
Sunday, March 6th, 2022

Race Format:
Professional
8 Dog Team (8 Dog Pool),
76.5 Miles, 2 Stages

Stage 1:
Calumet to Phoenix
38.6
Night Run

Stage 2:
Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor
37.9 Miles
Day Run

Registration Fee:
$250
Includes Commemorative Item

Race Purse:
$6,000 (1st - 8th)

$2,000 First Place (see purse break down below)

Day Money

Due to the generosity of our sponsors, the CopperDog 150 is pleased to be able to provide day money for the top three finishers of each stage of the CopperDog80.

Race Stage First Second Third
CD80 Stage 1 $250 $150 $100
CD80 Stage 2 $250 $150 $100

Teams:
Goal of 20 Teams

Don’t miss out on the friendly people, welcoming communities, challenging trails, formidable competition, and the peace and tranquility that blossoms from the Keweenaw trails.

Award money will be paid to first through eighth place. There is a limit of 20 teams for this event, register early to secure your position.

The CopperDog 80 is a 76.5 mile, 2 stage race (the race planning team reserves the right to vary the actual length of the race +/- 3 miles). Stage 1 is Friday night in Calumet, finishing in Phoenix. Stage 2 is Sunday, starting in Copper Harbor and ending in Eagle Harbor.

posted on 11/5/2019 8:00 PM by John Bryant | permalink | Back to Top


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UPDATED February 17th, 2022

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posted on 2/17/2022 8:05 PM by Doug Harrer | permalink | Back to Top

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