2013 is Malinda's first shot at the Jr Iditarod
and she finished 9th.
Malinda Tjelta, 15, has been running dogs since
2008. She says she read a book in reading
class and got two retired lead dogs and its
been an adventure ever since. She is in 10th
grade at Sheyenne Public School where she
participates in track, FFA and Student Council. She
also enjoys goat tying and reading, riding horses
and rodeoing. She says she is the oldest of five
kids and her whole family runs dogs. The have a
kennel of 36. She plans to go to college to become
an architect and says she will continue mushing.
Sheyenne, ND, USA
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