Icy Waters race day Special Valentine’s Twister

Conditions were excellent for the fourth Yukon Brewing Copperhaul Twister of this season. Sunday's race day saw a total of 17 entries for the event. The 10.

Conditions were excellent for the fourth Yukon Brewing Copperhaul Twister of this season.

Sunday’s race day saw a total of 17 entries for the event. The 10.5-mile race saw 13 entries hit the trail to compete for the Special Valentine’s Twister trophy, and there was also a special prize of 10 blocks of frozen fish provided by sponsor Icy Waters Ltd. for the best-dressed team and driver.

Two Whitehorse area sprint kennels showed up and entered a total of five teams, and they dominated the top-five spots.

Drag ‘N’ Fly kennels entered three teams and took the 1st, 3rd and 5th finish places, and Deadbroke Kennels entered two teams and took the 2nd and 4th finish places.

First-place finisher Tony Radford, who completed the course in 34 minutes 15 seconds, was the winner of the Special Valentine’s Twister trophy.

This is the second year in a row the coveted Valentine’s trophy has been won by Radford.

Stefan Wackerhagen was again the fastest skijorer for the third twister in a row, completing the course in 43 minutes 43 seconds.

The kids race saw one entry, a young musher named Genna, who completed the kids/pet loop in a very respectable 12 minutes 48 seconds. Genna was also the musher who was awarded the special Valentine prize for the best-dressed team and driver in Sunday’s event.

The pet dog event had three entries and was won by Cheryl Kawaja, who completed the kids/pet loop in 17 minutes 31 seconds.

Thanks everyone for coming out and, please, keep checking the blogs for updates on the next Twister. Nothing is set in stone, but for the first time ever we may be moving the Twister to a new location for an all new exciting trail.

More updates to follow.

Complete race results

10.5-mile race (All six-dog sleds unless otherwise stated)

Tony Radford 34 min 15 sec

Dave Johnson 35 min 58 sec

Cristel Bartczak 38 min 30 sec

Jon Lucas 39 min 40 sec

Ali Pakula 43 min 00 sec

Stefan Wackerhagen 43 min 43 sec (three-dog skis)

Pierre Duc 46 min 57 sec

Amil Dupuis-Rossi 47 min 58 sec (five-dog sled)

Bryan Alp 54 min 44 sec

Christina Reeve 56 min 03 sec

Kyla Johnson 57 min 20sec (two-dog skis)

Gerry Willomitzer 58 min 20 sec

Matthias Beck 58 min 58 sec

Kids Race

Genna 12 min 48 sec

Pet dogs

Cheryl Kawaja 17 min 31 sec

Kyla Johnson 25 min 10 sec

Robert Sifke 33 min 25 sec

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Connie Peggy Thorn, 52, pleaded guilty Jan. 27 to manslaughter in the 2017 death of Greg Dawson. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Greg Dawson

Connie Thorn, 52, was arrested in October 2019 and pleaded guilty in Supreme Court on Jan. 27.

Abigail Jirousek, left, is tailed by Brian Horton while climbing a hill during the Cross Country Yukon January Classic in Whitehorse on Jan. 23. Jirousek finished second in the U16 girls category. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Cross Country Yukon hosts classic race

Cross Country Yukon hosted a classic technique cross-country ski race on Jan.… Continue reading

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver talks to media on March 5, 2020. The Yukon government said Jan. 25 that it is disappointed in a decision by the federal government to send the Kudz Ze Kayah mining project back to the drawing board. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Territorial and federal governments at odds over Kudz Ze Kayah mine project

The federal government, backed by Liard First Nation, sent the proposal back to the screening stage


Wyatt’s World for Jan. 27, 2021

Yukon RCMP said in a press release that they are seeing an increase in tinted front passenger windows and are reminding people that it is illegal and potentially dangerous. (RCMP handout)
RCMP warn against upward trend of tinted windows

Yukon RCMP are seeing more vehicles with tinted front passenger windows, prompting… Continue reading

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 22-year-old man facing two tickets violating the <em>Civil Emergency Measures Act</em>. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Arrest warrant issued for CEMA violation

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ansh Dhawan over two tickets for violating CEMA

The office space at 151 Industrial Road in Marwell. At Whitehorse city council’s Jan. 25 meeting, members voted to sign off on the conditional use approval so Unit 6 at 151 Industrial Rd. can be used for office space. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Marwell move set for land and building services staff

Conditional use, lease approved for office space

The bus stop at the corner of Industrial and Jasper Road in Whitehorse on Jan. 25. The stop will be moved approximately 80 metres closer to Quartz Road. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
UPDATED: Industrial Road bus stop to be relocated

The city has postponed the move indefinitely

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Faro photgraphed in 2016. Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old building currently accommodating officers. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Faro RCMP tagged for new detachment

Faro will receive a new RCMP detachment in 2022, replacing the decades-old… Continue reading

In a Jan. 18 announcement, the Yukon government said the shingles vaccine is now being publicly funded for Yukoners between age 65 and 70, while the HPV vaccine program has been expanded to all Yukoners up to and including age 26. (1213rf.com)
Changes made to shingles, HPV vaccine programs

Pharmacists in the Yukon can now provide the shingles vaccine and the… Continue reading

Parking attendant Const. Ouellet puts a parking ticket on the windshield of a vehicle in downtown Whitehorse on Dec. 6, 2018. The City of Whitehorse is hoping to write of nearly $300,000 in outstanding fees, bylaw fines and court fees, $20,225 of which is attributed to parking fines issued to non-Yukon license plates. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City of Whitehorse could write off nearly $300,000

The City of Whitehorse could write off $294,345 in outstanding fees, bylaw… Continue reading

Grants available to address gender-based violence

Organizations could receive up to $200,000

Most Read