The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race announced the appointment of Joe May, of Trapper Creek, Alaska, as the 2008 race marshal this week.
May replaces David Monson, who was appointed as race marshal earlier this year but was unable to fulfill the role for the 2008 Quest.
May is a two-time Yukon Quest race veteran; he finished ninth in both the 1985 and ’86 races.
He also served several times as a race judge and assisted as a volunteer.
May also completed four Iditarods. He won in 1980.
The race marshal is in charge of all aspects of the race, which starts February 9, 2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He specifically ensures that all race rules are followed. Race judges on the trail act as deputies of the marshal.
“It is very unfortunate that Mr. Monson will not be able to be our 2008 Race Marshal, but we deeply appreciate his support and enthusiasm towards the Yukon Quest and we hope to see him enjoying the race this year,” said Tania Simpson, managing director of the Yukon Quest (Alaska), said from Fairbanks.
“We are delighted that Joe May is on board and we are looking forward to having him along the trail with us as the 2008 Yukon Quest Race Marshal.”
2008 marks the 25th Running of the Yukon Quest.
Assante Financial 6
Medicine Chest 4
Assante’s Peter Jensen led the scoring with three goals, while Trygg Jensen added two and Amy Kemshead booted in one and took the MVP honours.
Andrew Scoffin netted all four goals for the Chest, while Jeanie Vickerman was named top player.
Henry Gulch Exploration 5
The Deli 3
Tanner Borsa had the hat trick for Henry Gulch, and Kyle Wallace and Wynn White scored one each. Shara Kearney was named MVP.
The Deli’s scorers were Ben Wright, Josh Larouche and Ryley Johnson.
Better Bodies 3
Tim Hortons 2
Noah Kitchen scored twice for the Better Bodies crew, and Landon Worsfold added one. Tia Oster was the player of the game.
Louis Kedziora and Nick Dodush scored for Tim Hortons, and Camilla Gaw took the MVP nod.
Kal Tire 5
Jacobs Industries 2
Kal Tire’s win was a true team effort with Tannicka Reeves, Chris Torgerson, Brayden Lefler, Cody Sims and Zach Heynen scoring. The MVPs were Adrian Woodhouse and Ty Nordahl for his goalie skills.
Scoring for Jacobs was Brayden Klassen, who also took the MVP honours.
Physio Plus 2
Sportslife’s scorers were Brendyn Gendron, Hannah Wirth and Garrett Enoch, and Kayla Armstrong was name the MVP.
Jacob Schwinghammer and Peter Jacobs, scored for Physio Plus, and Jacobs also took the MVP.