This is Mike Moore's first year as Head Timer.
We're excited to have him take on this new responsibility!
~ Looks like he's excited too! :)
Gary Kyrouac began mushing in 1998 when he met his wife Dona. Together they began to build their racing kennel of Siberian Huskies.
During his time on the runners Gary competed in numerous sprint races In Colorado and then moved on to mid-distance races. He has participated in races like Priest Lake and Ashton, Idaho. Gary retired from active competition in 2008.
Gary lives in Seeley Lake, Montana with his wife and their remaining huskies. He spends his time caring for the dogs and training to be a chef.
Dona’s mushing career started when she went on a sled dog ride in 1989 and, having been bitten by the mushing bug, she soon had two sled dogs and was happily skijoring. It wasn’t long before the skis were replaced with a sled and she and her husband Gary, began building their kennel and participating in competitive racing. Dona has raced many sprint and mid-distance races and since hanging up the runners, she has been a perennial judge of the Eagle Cap Extreme and a judge on the Yukon Quest and several sprint races.
Dona lives in Seeley Lake, Montana with her husband and their retired huskies where she is a jewelry artist and a business coach for artists and small business. Dona is also very involved in Siberian Husky rescue.
Glenn, a 5th generation Wallowa County native, grew up on Promise Ridge north of Wallowa, Oregon. After attending the one room Promise School, where he rode horseback 6 miles to school, he finished grade school and high school in Walla Walla WA. He then went on to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in Forest Management at Washington State University. After nearly ten years in private industry and thirty years with the US Forest Service, he retired and became active in the local Search and Rescue organization where he is currently Incident Commander and the K-9 Unit Team Leader. Glenn became interested in sled dogs in the late fifties and began snowmobiling in the early sixties. He volunteered to work on the trail crew for the second Eagle Cap race and has been supporting ECX in that area for eight years serving as trail boss for the last three years.
Glenn and his wife Judy live in Enterprise in the house they designed and built after his retirement. He and his family enjoy many outdoor activities including river running, wilderness canoe tripping, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.
Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 20 years. He is co-owner of the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise and enjoys the variety that a small-town, mixed-animal veterinary practice provides. Dr. Greenshields and his wife, Jeni, cannot think of a better place to raise their four children, 2 of which are in college at Oregon State University. They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their dog, 3 cats, 4 horses, one mule, several chickens, and an occasional orphaned bison. Dr. Greenshields also enjoys camping with his family as well as hiking, trail running, and bowhunting in the high mountains of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
Dr. Greenshields is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where he met his future wife, Jeni, on his first day of school.
2015 is Dr. Greenshields’ eleventh year working the Eagle Cap, being a trail veterinarian since its beginning. He also serves on the race’s Board of Directors and is the Eagle Cap Extreme’s President.
Brett Bruggeman - Winner 200 mile race!
Bino Fowler, Winner 100 mile Race!
Trevor Warren - Winner 62 Mile Pot Race!
Moriah Hubbell - Winner 22 Mile Junior's Race!
photo by Amy Edison
Eagle Cap Extreme operates under a special use permit from Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer