The youngest musher ever to win the Bogus Creek 150 crossed the line with a fine team at 9:37am with 9 dogs. The story doesn’t end there, however. Jason Pavila may be the youngest musher, but a tearful father, Lewis, and so proud Team owner, Max Olick, have been teaming up to win races for many years. I asked Max, “How many is this for you?” He replied, “I don’t know, several…”
Haha! Several! Lewis Pavila has won the race riding those same runners that his son burned up the trail with on this run. Jason made great time and held off other experienced mushers including second place veteran George Manutoli.
There were smiles all around this morning to celebrate the changing of the guard. I wondered out loud if this might be a trend. Fast kennels with young men driving that are fast, smart, and strong!
Congratulations Jason! Great Race and we hope to see you doing this again!