Wyoming Stage Race - Lander’s Wendy Davis Wins Lander Stage

January 28, 2007—Wendy Davis, from Lander, Wyoming placed first in the 76-mile Lander Stage, the longest stage in the 2007 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR), in 6:23:06. Jacques Philip from Nenana , Alaska was second in 6:48:46. In third place, Melanie Shirilla, from Lincoln , Montana , posted a time of 6:54:06.Eighteen teams raced from Sinks Canyon outside Lander to Irish Canyon near Pinedale with speeds ranging from 9.6 to 14.1 miles per hour. The Lander Stage included a mandatory one-hour layover at Blucher Creek.On Monday, January 29, the race will depart at 9:00 a.m. from Elk Ridge Lodge/Upper Green River parking lot outside of Cora and travels to Pinedale’s American Legion Park .During the week, the race travels to Marbleton/Big Piney on January 30, Alpine on January 31; Kemmerer/Diamondville February 1; Evanston/Mountain View, February 2; and then arrives in Park City , Utah , for the final stage and awards ceremony on February 3.With its unique “stage stop” racing format, the IPSSSDR stops in a different community each night, allowing Wyoming’s host towns to show their hospitality: Festivities for mushers and spectators alike include pancake feeds, dog parades, banquets, carnivals, and snowshoe softball .Pedigree® Food for Dogs is the title sponsor of the IPSSSDR. The Pedigree® brand actively supports a wide range of programs that promote responsible pet ownership and highlight the contributions dogs make to society.

Finish Position Bib # Musher Elapsed Time Average MPH
1 12 Wendy Davis 6:23:06 14.1
2 10 Jacques Philip 6:48:46 13.0
3 20 Melanie Shirilla 6:54:06 12.8
4 13 Grant Beck 6:58:45 12.7
5 15 Sam Perrino 6:59:19 12.6
6 8 J.R. Anderson 7:00:14 12.6
7 16 Jarle Halsnes 7:18:45 12.0
8 4 Bruce Magnusson 7:19:19 12.0
9 3 Magali Phillip 7:25:14 11.8
10 5 Kirk Barnum 7:27:45 11.7
11 7 Warren Palfrey 7:31:18 11.6
12 19 Tim Hunt 7:34:06 11.5
13 21 Jerry Scdoris 7:40:18 11.3
14 9 Kate St. Onge 7:42:53 11.3
15 1 Dan Carter 7:52:07 11.0
16 18 John Wood 8:06:05 10.7
17 2 Stacey Teasley 8:06:50 10.6
18 17 Wesley Rau 8:53:35 9.6

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