Seiji TakagiHometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Seiji, 15, has been mushing since he was in the second grade. His first experience happened when a classmate invited him over for a play date and they went mushing. He ran the 2011 Jr. Iditarod and received the Red Lantern Award. A sophomore at South Anchorage High School, he participates in cross country, skiing and orchestra. He says his hobbies are playing cello, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and playing guitar. “I am helping Christine Roalofs train her team for the Yukon Quest. My brother ran the Jr. Iditarod in 2008 and 2010. I am on the varsity cross country ski team at South High. I play cello with the Anchorage Youth Symphony. Seiji says he wants to go to college after graduation and he does plan to continue mushing.