Dallas Seavey interview with Shane Sparks of BadgerStateWrestling
February 7, 2014
J. J. Keller Announces Sponsorship for 2014 Iditarod;
Two Seaveys Prepare to Compete for Another Championship
Neenah, WI – Seavey fans are hoping for another victory in 2014 as Mitch and Dallas Seavey compete in the Iditarod Alaskan sled dog race. Mitch is preparing to defend his 2013 championship in this year’s race, while his son, Dallas Seavey, is focusing on regaining the title for a second Iditarod win, following up on his 2012 championship run.
James and Rosanne Keller, representing J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.®, have announced their sponsorship of the J. J. Keller/Dallas Seavey Iditarod Racing Team for the eighth consecutive year. They will be the exclusive sponsor for 26-year-old Dallas Seavey, and will also sponsor longtime Iditarod musher and 2013 champion Mitch Seavey.
To date, 71 mushers have signed up for the 2014 Iditarod, which will begin in Anchorage, Alaska on March 1 and end nine to thirteen days later in Nome.
The 2014 race will be Dallas’ eighth run to the famed Burled Arch. In that time, he has racked up a number of Iditarod records:
- 2012 - Youngest musher to win the Iditarod — age 25
- 2011 - Youngest musher to finish the race in a top five position — 4th place, age 24
- 2010 - Seavey family record finish — 9 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes
- 2010 - Youngest musher to win the GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award — age 23
- 2009 - Youngest musher to finish the race in a top ten position — 6th place, age 22
- 2005 - Youngest musher to compete in the race — age 18
James J. Keller has been following the team’s training and is in frequent contact with the Seaveys. “The J. J. Keller Iditarod racing team — Dallas and Mitch Seavey — plan to defend their 2012 and 2013 championships. We are planning for a 3-peat, so follow along as we mush together to Nome, setting another record.” James and Rosanne Keller will be in Nome to welcome the mushers across the finish line.
The 2014 race is the 21th Iditarod for Mitch Seavey. Mitch has 11 top ten finishes and won the 2004 and 2013 Iditarod.
About the J. J. Keller/Dallas Seavey Iditarod Racing Team
After meeting Dallas Seavey in Seward, AK, in 2006, James and Rosanne Keller created the J. J. Keller Extreme Transportation Solutions sponsorship to celebrate one of the original forms of transportation and to salute trucking professionals who dedicate themselves to transporting needed goods. To learn more about J. J. Keller’s sponsorship of Dallas Seavey, to order the book “Born to Mush,” to view weekly training videos and photos sent from Dallas, and to follow the 2014 race, go to www.jjkeller.com/iditarod.
About J. J. Keller
Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000. The company’s subject matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics and its diverse solutions include E-logs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; advisory services; publications; forms and supplies.
Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit jjkeller.com, jjkellerencompass.com and jjkellerservices.com.
About the Iditarod®
By far Alaska’s best-known sporting event, the Iditarod is a 1,000-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and their sled dogs travel through jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast … battling below-zero temperatures, high winds, and long hours of darkness and isolation.
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Many photos are available. Please view at www.jjkeller.com/iditarod and contact Mary Borsecnik for high-resolution images.
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