Ryne finished 31st in her rookie year in the
2012 Iditarod. Her bib number in 2016 is 44
Hometown: Two Rivers, AK
Ryne Olson, 23, was born in Texas and raised in
Colorado. She went to school in Washington and
worked in Colorado. During her growing up years,
she says she spent most of her time exploring the
surrounding wilderness skiing and backpacking.
For my 12th birthday, my parents signed me up
for a dog sledding trip, and I dont think
they realized the impact it would have. I
couldnt forget the feeling of powering
through the mountains with a team of dogs, so
finally I googled dog sledding jobs. I began in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan and worked my way up to
the Mecca of dog sledding in Two Rivers, Alaska,
where Ive had the opportunity to train with
Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore, and the incredible
dogs of SP Kennel. She has run several mid
distance races and this will be her first Iditarod.
She lists her hobbies as hiking, backpacking,
reading, and skiing.
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