Dallas Seavey, 25, was born in Virginia, and moved with his family to Seward when he was five. He is a third generation musher who grew up helping his dad, Mitch, the 2004 Iditarod champion, train his racing teams. He has run the Jr. Iditarod four times, the Kuskokwim 300 three times, and in 2005 became the youngest musher in history to run the Iditarod.
Dallas ran his first and second Iditarod with a team of young dogs from his dad’s kennel. In 2009 Dallas started his own kennel with the intention of racing the Iditarod competitively. He finished in 6th place in 2009 and placed 8th in the 2010 Iditarod with a time of 9 days, 10 hours.
Dallas, his wife Jen, a 2009 Iditarod veteran, and daughter Annie spend their winters in Willow, AK. They live in Anchorage in the summer time operating the WildRide Sled Dog Rodeo and Iditarod Dinner Show. A State Champion and National Champion wrestler, Dallas uses his experience as an athlete to train his dogs.
Dallas talks with NPR about his experience on the 2012 Iditarod Trail
- 2012 Iditarod – 1st
- 2011 Iditarod – 4th
- 2010 Iditarod – 8th & Dorothy G. Page Halfway Point Award
- 2010 Kusko 300 – 4th
- 2009 Iditarod – 6th & Most improved musher award
- 2007 Iditarod – 47th
- 2007 Tustumena 200 – 15th
- 2005 Iditarod – 51st
- 2005 Junior Iditarod – 3rd & Sportsmanship Award
- 2005 Kusko 300 – 6th & Humanitarian Award
- 2004 Kusko 300 – 4th & Rookie of the year award
- 2004 Junior Iditarod – 2nd
- 2003 Junior Iditarod – 2nd & Sportsmanship Award
- 2002 Junior Iditarod – 7th