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2014 Fur Rondy

A one-ton Percheron draft horse from the Horse Drawn Carriage Company pulls a carriage full of passengers through the streets of downtown Anchorage near the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Youth enjoy a ride at the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
The judges view John Scott's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond and Stacy Clagett check out Julie Jenson's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy. Jensen's tattoo was done by Vinnie at Rebirth Tattoo.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond shows his tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
John Stark and Wasabi compete in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Wasabi won the light weight class in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson carries Blue back to the kennel after competeing in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Blue won the ultra lightweight division in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. visits with the crowd including Ashlynn Moore, at right. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Robert Samson tips his large glass. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kevin Saeteurn begins the contest. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia chugs. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson celebrate their win. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Brown bear claws at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Bailey Johnson, 15, holds up caribou antlers being bid on during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
People bidding during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Steve Grimes stands near a pile of bear hides waiting to be auctioned during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, is a Fur Rondy tradition.
Bill Roth
Mason Schrage, 11, flies through the air after being launched during the blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Zoe Miller takes to the air during the blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Champion Arleigh Reynolds praises his leaders Guts, left, and Stratos, right, on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Egil Ellis kicks his way down Fourth Avenue on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
John Erhart, left, and Jack Berry drive their dog teams towards the finish line on Fourth Avenue on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 2014 Fur Rondy fireworks explode over downtown Anchorage, AK as the first weekend of the winter carnival kicks off on Saturday, February 22, 2014. 140222
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. comes face to face with Harrison Bursi, who will be two in March. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson urges on L.T. as he pulls 2000 pounds in the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot. L.T. won the heavyweight division in the contest.
Bob Hallinen
Anna Steelman works on a silver fox coat at David Green Master Furrier's at 130 W. Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Herman Lucero works on a fitch coat at David Green Master Furrier's at 130 W. Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The 2104 Miss Fur Rondy and her court on the ice at the Alaska Aces Vs. Ontario hockey action game at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, February 19, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jonathan Elliott and his daughter Charlotte Elliott ride the Silver Streak at the Golden Wheel Amusement carnival in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
University of Alaska Keystone Cops Jim and Jan Huettl have their photo make by professional photographer Clark James Mishler in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Neal Davis wears appropriate headgear as he helps get the Rondy Carnival up and running Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the buttress area downtown. Davis is the assistant ride manager for Golden Wheel Amusements. The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous gets under way Friday.
Bob Hallinen
Furs are for sale in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Tyson and Sabrina Warner checkout Lance Mackey's dog team after the first day of racing of the World Championship Sled Dog Races in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Jason Dunlap, of Salcha, AK, drives his dog team down Fourth Avenue during the start of the 2014 World Championship Fur Rondy Sled Dog race in Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014. Dunlap finished the first of three days of racing in 4th place with a time of 1:32:55.
Bob Hallinen
The first day of 2014 World Championship Fur Rondy Sled Dog race in Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Tiawna Magda holds her childhood toy horse which she and Conner Bethka and Patrick Boonstra are using as a reference for their entry "Pegasus" their entry in the Fur Rondy snow sculpture competition near Ship Creek on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A model train painted in the Alaska Railroad Corporation colors crosses a bridge on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, inside the historic Alaska Railroad Depot at 411 West 1st Avenue as volunteers set up for the Fur Rondy event "The Great Train Show" that opens on Friday and is available to the public everyday through Sunday, Mar. 2.
Bill Roth
Fred Wing, left and Mike Philo of the Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers set up a n-scale train display on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, inside the historic Alaska Railroad Depot at 411 West 1st Avenue in preparation for the Fur Rondy event "The Great Train Show" that is open every day through Sunday, Mar. 2.
Bill Roth
Dave Kendall of Golden Wheel Amusements blows snow off the Super Slide at the Fur Rondy Carnival site on Wednesday morning, February 19, 2014, on West Third Avenue at E Street downtown. "Everything's a challenge here," said general manager Tony Boulos of the winter weather that also requires rides to be warmed up well ahead of time. The carnival opens 1 p.m. Friday.
Erik Hill
A one-ton Percheron draft horse from the Horse Drawn Carriage Company pulls a carriage full of passengers through the streets of downtown Anchorage near the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Youth enjoy a ride at the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
The judges view John Scott's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond and Stacy Clagett check out Julie Jenson's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy. Jensen's tattoo was done by Vinnie at Rebirth Tattoo.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond shows his tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
John Stark and Wasabi compete in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Wasabi won the light weight class in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson carries Blue back to the kennel after competeing in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Blue won the ultra lightweight division in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. visits with the crowd including Ashlynn Moore, at right. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Robert Samson tips his large glass. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kevin Saeteurn begins the contest. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia chugs. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson celebrate their win. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Brown bear claws at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Bailey Johnson, 15, holds up caribou antlers being bid on during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
People bidding during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Steve Grimes stands near a pile of bear hides waiting to be auctioned during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, is a Fur Rondy tradition.
Bill Roth
Mason Schrage, 11, flies through the air after being launched during the blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Zoe Miller takes to the air during the blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Champion Arleigh Reynolds praises his leaders Guts, left, and Stratos, right, on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Egil Ellis kicks his way down Fourth Avenue on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
John Erhart, left, and Jack Berry drive their dog teams towards the finish line on Fourth Avenue on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News The 2014 Fur Rondy fireworks explode over downtown Anchorage, AK as the first weekend of the winter carnival kicks off on Saturday, February 22, 2014. 140222
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. comes face to face with Harrison Bursi, who will be two in March. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson urges on L.T. as he pulls 2000 pounds in the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot. L.T. won the heavyweight division in the contest.
Bob Hallinen
Anna Steelman works on a silver fox coat at David Green Master Furrier's at 130 W. Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Herman Lucero works on a fitch coat at David Green Master Furrier's at 130 W. Fourth Avenue in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
The 2104 Miss Fur Rondy and her court on the ice at the Alaska Aces Vs. Ontario hockey action game at the Sullivan Arena on Tuesday, February 19, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Jonathan Elliott and his daughter Charlotte Elliott ride the Silver Streak at the Golden Wheel Amusement carnival in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
University of Alaska Keystone Cops Jim and Jan Huettl have their photo make by professional photographer Clark James Mishler in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Neal Davis wears appropriate headgear as he helps get the Rondy Carnival up and running Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the buttress area downtown. Davis is the assistant ride manager for Golden Wheel Amusements. The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous gets under way Friday.
Bob Hallinen
Furs are for sale in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Tyson and Sabrina Warner checkout Lance Mackey's dog team after the first day of racing of the World Championship Sled Dog Races in downtown Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014 during the 2014 Fur Rondy winter carnival.
Bob Hallinen
Jason Dunlap, of Salcha, AK, drives his dog team down Fourth Avenue during the start of the 2014 World Championship Fur Rondy Sled Dog race in Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014. Dunlap finished the first of three days of racing in 4th place with a time of 1:32:55.
Bob Hallinen
The first day of 2014 World Championship Fur Rondy Sled Dog race in Anchorage, AK on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Tiawna Magda holds her childhood toy horse which she and Conner Bethka and Patrick Boonstra are using as a reference for their entry "Pegasus" their entry in the Fur Rondy snow sculpture competition near Ship Creek on Saturday, February 15, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
A model train painted in the Alaska Railroad Corporation colors crosses a bridge on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, inside the historic Alaska Railroad Depot at 411 West 1st Avenue as volunteers set up for the Fur Rondy event "The Great Train Show" that opens on Friday and is available to the public everyday through Sunday, Mar. 2.
Bill Roth
Fred Wing, left and Mike Philo of the Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers set up a n-scale train display on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, inside the historic Alaska Railroad Depot at 411 West 1st Avenue in preparation for the Fur Rondy event "The Great Train Show" that is open every day through Sunday, Mar. 2.
Bill Roth
Dave Kendall of Golden Wheel Amusements blows snow off the Super Slide at the Fur Rondy Carnival site on Wednesday morning, February 19, 2014, on West Third Avenue at E Street downtown. "Everything's a challenge here," said general manager Tony Boulos of the winter weather that also requires rides to be warmed up well ahead of time. The carnival opens 1 p.m. Friday.
Erik Hill
A one-ton Percheron draft horse from the Horse Drawn Carriage Company pulls a carriage full of passengers through the streets of downtown Anchorage near the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Youth enjoy a ride at the Rondy Carnival at 3rd Avenue and E Street on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
The judges view John Scott's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond and Stacy Clagett check out Julie Jenson's tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy. Jensen's tattoo was done by Vinnie at Rebirth Tattoo.
Bob Hallinen
Alvin Bond shows his tattoo at the Chrome and Ink Tattoo Contest at the House of Harley-Davidson on Friday, February 21, 2013 during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.
Bob Hallinen
John Stark and Wasabi compete in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Wasabi won the light weight class in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson carries Blue back to the kennel after competeing in the 2014 Saint Bernard Club of Alaska World Championship Dog Weight Pull on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot during Fur Rondy. Blue won the ultra lightweight division in the pull.
Bob Hallinen
Jeff Nelson's heavyweight champion St. Bernard L.T. visits with the crowd including Ashlynn Moore, at right. L.T. pulled 2000 pounds at the 2014 Fur Rondy World Championship Dog Weight Pull sponsored by the Saint Bernard Club of Alaska on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in the Northway Mall parking lot in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Robert Samson tips his large glass. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kevin Saeteurn begins the contest. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia chugs. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson celebrate their win. Two-man drinking teams competed in the Fur Rondy beer drinking contest at Chilkoot Charlie's late Saturday, July 22, 2014. The contest uses O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Kiona Suapaia and Robert Samson won the event.
Marc Lester
Brown bear claws at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Bailey Johnson, 15, holds up caribou antlers being bid on during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
People bidding during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Volunteer Steve Grimes stands near a pile of bear hides waiting to be auctioned during the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaska Department of Fish and Game's annual Hide and Horns Auction on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, is a Fur Rondy tradition.
Bill Roth
Mason Schrage, 11, flies through the air after being launched during the blanket toss at the Fur Rondy carnival area in downtown Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaska Dispatch