John Hanson Junior Defends His Title in Bristol Bay's Premier Sled Dog Race

Mar 4, 2013

2013 Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship winner, John Hansen Jr. being interviewed by Mike Mason
Credit Jason Sear

The Iditarod may be the most closely watched sled dog race on earth but in the Bristol Bay region the most prestigious race is the annual "Western Alaska Sled Dog Championship" that was held over the weekend. KDLG's Mike Mason called the race and filed this report.

Blunka Wassily checking his dogs before the race
Credit Jason Sear