January 24, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Bailey Vitello

Bailey Vitello

Bib Number: 10
Hometown: Brookfield, MA
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Biography

Bailey,14,comes from a mushing family in Massachusetts. “Our family has been running sled dogs for 13 years. My family owns and operates Northern Exposure Outfitters. It’s a dog sledding adventure company that offers equipment, training, lessons, coaching, team leasing, dog sled rides and educational programs. I help out with the lessons, tours, programs and sales. Guess where I was the first time I rode a dog sled? Give up…..On my mothers back in a baby back pack. No worries. I had a harness seat belt on and my mother was running the B team. That’s the mushers’ term that means back up dogs to the A team.Our kennel makes it a point to run all dogs. Our kennel saying is “No Dog Left Behind.” You see, over the years we have discovered that it should be up to the dogs when they retire completely. That way we are sure to maintain over all balance and well being of each and everyone of our sled dogs, mind, body and soul. The spirit of a sled dog is truly special and deserves the utmost respect. We entrust our lives to them on the trail and they in turn trust us with theirs. With no dogs left behind when our sled dogs retire from racing they have the opportunity to visit schools, museums, participate in lessons, tours, or where they best fit their next happy adventure. I love that about our kennel.” Bailey is in the 9th grade at Tantasqua High School. He participates in cross country, lacrosse and ski club. He says besides mushing, his hobbies are running, fishing, rock climbing, hiking biking, swimming, surfing, snow boarding, animal care, pretty much anything out doors. He plans to study outdoor adventure in college along with science and animal science and says he hopes to continue mushing “for the rest of my life!”

Sponsors

Northern Exposure Outfitters
Danler Dog Sleds
Inukshuk
Team Lake
Clearly In Focus

Awards

First to Eagle Song

2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake Start 02/25/2012 00:00:00 02/25/2012 10:18:00 10 10h 18m 0
Burma Road Crossing (Out) 02/25/2012 11:31:00 10 02/25/2012 11:31:00 10 0h 0m 1h 13m 12.33 15
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/25/2012 13:46:00 10 02/25/2012 13:46:00 10 0h 0m 2h 15m 11.11 25
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/25/2012 15:14:00 10 02/25/2012 15:18:00 10 0h 4m 1h 28m 10.23 15
Yentna Station 02/25/2012 17:34:00 10 02/26/2012 03:38:00 10 10h 4m 2h 16m 8.82 20
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/26/2012 06:32:00 10 02/26/2012 06:32:00 10 0h 0m 2h 54m 6.90 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/26/2012 08:55:00 10 02/26/2012 08:55:00 10 0h 0m 2h 23m 6.29 15
Old Hunter Trail Head 02/26/2012 12:10:00 10 02/26/2012 12:10:00 10 0h 0m 3h 15m 6.15 20
Willow Lake - Finish 02/26/2012 17:45:00 10 5h 35m 3.58 20