This is Jenny's third Jr. Iditarod. She
finished fifth in 2011 and 2012 and 3rd in 2013.
She was the first woman to cross the finish line.
Jenny Greger, 17, says she was born into
the sport of dog mushing. My father has been
mushing for 20 years. She says her first sled
dogs were originally from a rescue and these dogs
and their offspring make up her team of Alaskan
Huskies and Belgian Shepherd/Alaskan Husky cross.
My number one priority is the health and
happiness of my team and in the last three racing
seasons, I have received six Best Cared for
Team/Humanitarian Awards. She has participated in
the last two Jr. Iditarods, finishing 5th each
time. In 2011 she was the top placing rookie and in
2012, she received both the Humanitarian and Lead
Dog Awards. In addition to the Jr. Iditarod last
year, she ran the Jr. Race to the Sky and the 100
mile Eagle Cap Extreme. Jenny is in 12th grade and
is homeschooled. After graduation she plans to go
to college and says she definitely will continue
dog mushing. She lists her hobbies as dog obedience
and agility trials.
how the mushers work with their dogs and the
overall condition of the dog teams then choose the
recipient of the Humanitarian Award. For the second
year in a row, the award went to Jenny Greger of
Montana. Gregers dogs finished the race with
so much energy, it was hard to get them to stop at
the finish line for bag check and sign in.
The Blue Harness Award was presented to Jenny
Gregers lead dog McGee. McGee is an
18-month-old dog that loves to run, thrives in the
position of leader and inspires his teammates. This
is the second year in a row that Jennys
leader has received the Lead Dog Award. Greger was
the top female finisher and received a fur hat made
by former Iditarod Champion, Libby Riddels.
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