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11 mushers scratch, one withdrawn from Iditarod

...has been withdrawn by race officials.A top 10 finisher from last year's race is among those who have scratched. Jake Berkowitz left the race Tuesday after he damaged his sled beyond repair between the checkpoints in Rohn and Nikolai.Another...
Little-known musher beats Mackey

...considered a tune up for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March. The Anchorage Daily News says 24-year-old Jake Berkowitz from Chugiak crossed the finish line in Paxson Monday morning at 11:46 a.m., more than an hour before Mackey...
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Inaugural sled dog race begins

...his hometown of Tok.Other competitors in the race are Quest veterans Mike Ellis and Gerry Willomitzer, as well as Jake Berkowitz, the 2012 rookie of the year in the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and Michael Telpin, he recipient of the...
2004 Iditarod champ takes lead in Alaska trek

...awarded $2,500 in gold nuggets and a trophy.Four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King moved into third position. Jake Berkowitz was in fourth, followed by Aliy Zirkle and Ray Redington Jr., the grandson of race co-founder Joe Redington Sr...
Mitch Seavey in Iditarod lead, Aliy Zirkle close

...morning as other mushers arrived, including Norwegian rookie Joar Leifseth Ulsom, French native Nicolas Petit, Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake, Alaska, Nome hometown hero Aaron Burmeister and Sonny Lindner of Two Rivers, Alaska, rounding out...
Lance Mackey wins Sheep Mountain race for 3rd time

...the only one to arrive at the Sheep Mountain Lodge on Sunday in under 25 hours. The Anchorage Daily News reports Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake was second and Jessica Hendricks of Two Rivers, third. Mackey won $1,750 for first place. He also...
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Warm temps, low snow complicates Iditarod training

...If we can get out of Willow, then we have an event," Nordman said. "No panic mode yet."Veteran musher Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake isn't so sure. He's heard reports about overflow on the Yenta River past Willow. Unless conditions...
Alaska musher Zirkle maintains Iditarod lead

...mushers were into Unalakleet, including Seavey's father, Mitch Seavey, the 2004 champion. Also taking a break were Jake Berkowitz of Big Lake, Ryan Redington Jr. of Wasilla, Peter Kaiser of Bethel and Ramey Smyth of Willow.Burmeister, 36...
Dallas Seavey wins Iditarod

...brought in by snowmachine. McLarnon said it appeared King's team had a stomach ailment.Race officials withdrew Jake Berkowitz in Unalakleet after he cut his hand while trying to separate two blocks of frozen fish to snack his dogs."It just...


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