Partow mushes to two titles

Anchorage Daily NewsJanuary 6, 2014 

Kourosh Partow picked up a pair of victories Sunday in the Orville and Doris Lake Memorial sled-dog race at Tozier Track.

Partow beat Christian Tavou by 81 seconds to win the 8-dog class, and topped Pam Schamber by 21 seconds to win the 6-dog class.

Taking the open class championship was Nathan Sterling, who won Sunday's 14-mile run with 12 dogs in harness after winning Saturday's run with 14 dogs. His two-day total time was 1 hour, 52 minutes, 4 seconds for a win of nearly six minutes over Mari Wood.

Mushers raced for a $2,000 purse in the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association event.

Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association

Orville and Doris Lake Memorial

Final results

3 dogs, 3 miles -- 1) Brooke Maruskie 18:18; 2) Annie Grenier 19:29; 3) Amy Engeberg 19:54; 4) Kitty Wellmann 20:36; 5) Helena Wisniewski 23:06; 6) Lois Rackcastle 23:54. 4 dog, 4 miles -- 1) Jen Sterling 24:10; 2) Kris Rasey 24:38; 2) Mary Picard 26:53; 3) Deb Summers 27:55. 6 dog, 6 miles -- 1) Kourosh Partow 39:14; 2) Pam Schamber 39:35; 3) Kim Wells 39:45; 4) Evelyn Beeter 42:15; 5) tie, Kevin Greco and Alea Robinson 44:55; 7) Scott Maruskie 47:34; 8) Katie Wood 50:50; 9) Susan Selzer 51:58; 10) Marek Harvan 56:05. 8 dogs, 8 miles -- 1) Kourosh Partow 52:44; 2) Christian Tavou 54:05; 3) Kris Rasey 54:14; 4) Evelyn Beeter 56:14; 5) Jen Sterling 58:01; 6) Deb Summers 58:22; 7) Dalton Baines 1:01:16; 8) Jerry Woods 1:01:38; 9) Mari Wood 1:02:57; 10) Dan Kaushagen 1:15:47. Open class, 14 miles -- 1) Nathan Sterling 1:52:04; 2) Mari Wood (10 dogs) 1:57:57.

 

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