Ryne
Olson

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Ryne is a rookie musher in the 2012 Iditarod.

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Contact:
spkenneldoglog.blogspot.com and rynokennel.com

Bio

Biography

Ryne Olson, 27, was raised in Durango, Colorado. Five years ago, she moved to Alaska to pursue dog mushing at SP Kennels. She worked with Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore and in 2012, ran a team for SP Kennels in the Iditarod. It was then that she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. With the help of SP Kennels, she started to build her own kennel in the summer of 2012. Since then the kennel has grown to “25 incredible athletes.” She ran the 2015 Yukon Quest, and now says, “We’ve signed up for the 2016 Iditarod to teach the team the trail and have a wonderful wilderness experience.” Having left college to come to Alaska, she went back to college to complete her degree with a Bachelor of Accounting at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 2012. Currently, she is a professional dog musher and a staff accountant. She says she enjoys hiking, skiing, backpacking, hunting and fishing.

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 don’t think they realized the impact it would have. I couldn’t 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 I’ve 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.

Results

 Ryne finished 31st in 2012

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