Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/17
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1 Bomber wrote Iditarod stuff and memorial INFO today: 
Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly MONTGOMERY ('87)

BOMBER CALENDAR: http://BrownBearsw.com/cal/All_Bombers
  Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)

Re: 134 days till the start of Iditarod 2018
  http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site

More Interesting Iditarod facts:

The Seavey family is a dog racing family. Dan (Mitch's dad)
placed 3rd in the very first race in 1973. Mitch's 4 sons have
all finished the Iditarod: Danny, Tyrell, Dallas, and Conway.
2005 was the rookie year for Dallas. He turned 18 the day after
the start of the 2005 race.

So it's not surprising that Mitch and son Dallas have dominated
the race the last 6 years starting in 2012 when Dallas became
the youngest at 25) musher to win the Iditarod. Mitch won for
the 2nd time in 2013, Dallas won the next three years in a row
('14, '15, and '16). Dallas was wearing bib #16 when he won in
2016 and Mitch was wearing Bib #16 when he won in 2017 to
became the oldest (at 58) AND FASTEST (8d:3h:40m:13s) to win.

60 teams will race in 2018. Both Mitch (3 time champ) and
Dallas (4 time champ) will be at the starting line in 2018
along with other 4 time champions Jeff King and Martin Buser. 
4 teams have withdrawn before the race even starts.

Musher must have at least 12, and up to 16 dogs at the starting
line, and must cross the finish line with at least 5 dogs on
the tow line.

Re: ToT (Teacher on the Trail)
 
There's an entire section on the Iditarod.com website devoted 
to the ToT: 
   http://iditarod.com/edu/category/teacher-on-the-trail/

An 'Adventure Learning' project that provides incredible
opportunities for educators. The 2018 ToT is Heidi Sloan. She
will have a GPS tracker during the race... I THINK she's on a
snow machine, but I'll check that to be sure and there will be
more about Heidi and the teaching/learning possibilities on
another "NOT" Sandstorm day.

-Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at 4am
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not a memorial - only INFO today

Bill CRADDOCK ('61-RIP) ~ 1/28/43 - 10/4/17 

Celebration of Life: TODAY, Thursday, October 19, 2017, 1pm 
 Events at Sunset, 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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