Wade Marrs, 27, has been dog mushing for as long as he can remember. Thanks to the support and influence of his uncle, he has been working towards his ultimate goal of winning the Iditarod. Wade enjoys the mental and physical challenges that go along with dog mushing, as well as the relationship he has with his dogs. His dogs are friendly, hardworking, well-gated, long-bodied, long-legged and fast, with great endurance. Wade loves being out on the trail with his team. In 2016, Stump Jumpin' Kennel finished in a personal best of 4th place!
Sophie DeBruin is an adventurer and a licensed Veterinary Technician. Since moving to Alaska in 2014 for her first Iditarod as a LVT volunteer, she met Wade and has become an integral part of Stump Jumpin' Kennel.
The 2018-2019 Race Team
Puma, Mask, Sailor, Jett, Darby, Ozzy, Reebok (aka "one eye wheel dog"), Perry, Shea, Rock, Heart, Cookie, Grizzly, Teddy, Mary, Mags, Haymitch, Rue, Bowie, Reagan, Chyna, X-man, Cosmo, Dos and Uno
Last fall, we unfortunately had one of our lead dogs (Sockeye) involved in an accident with a car. The veterinary surgeon who worked with Sockeye attended a veterinary conference where Flexadin Advanced with UC-II was talked about highly as "the next big thing" in recovery during normal training in working dogs. So as soon as she (Sockeye) was ready, we ordered! We have had prior experience with training recovery with our sled dogs and Sockeyes recovery was by far the best as far as her level of comfort and timeline. She is already participating in 20+ mile training runs with the team and she will be competing in 200-300 mile races this winter. Quite possibly the 1,000 mile Iditarod if we feel she is ready! This is amazing news and unlike anything we have seen.
Wade Marrs / Stump Jumpin' Kennel
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