July 16, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Nicole Forto

Nicole Forto

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Nicole Forto, 17, began running dogs with her Mom and Dad when she was three. She says her family moved here from Colorado to pursue their mushing dreams. “Team Ineka is named after the best dog ever on our team, Ineka, who passed away right before we moved to Alaska. “ She said she felt him saying, “I did my job, now you do yours.” Nicole won the Red Lantern in the 2014 Jr. Iditarod. She is a senior at Houston High School where she participates in softball. When asked what else she enjoys, she responds, “Softball and dogs all day long!” She also says she enjoys music and researching marine biology facts. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of Alaska/Southeast and study Marine Biology. She expects to continue running dogs when she is home from college.

Sponsors

Alaska Chicks
Alaska Dog Works
The Upholstery Gallery
Ed/Judy Perry
Robert/Michele Forto

Sled Dog Systems
David Scheer
Hugh Neff
Mary Ellen Osland

Awards

Red Lantern

2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Happy Trails Start 02/22/2014 10:10:00 10 0
Trail 6 Crossing (Out) 02/22/2014 12:10:00 10 02/22/2014 12:10:00 10 0h 0m 2h 0m 10.00 20
Alfred Creek (Out) 02/22/2014 14:02:00 10 02/22/2014 14:02:00 10 0h 0m 1h 52m 6.43 12
Scary Tree (Out) 02/22/2014 16:18:00 10 02/22/2014 16:18:00 10 0h 0m 2h 16m 6.62 15
Yentna Station - halfway point 02/22/2014 18:37:00 10 2h 19m 6.47 15
Yentna Station - Restart 02/23/2014 04:45:00 10 ✔ -62
Scary Tree (In) 02/23/2014 06:57:00 10 02/23/2014 06:57:00 10 0h 0m 2h 12m 6.82 ✔ 15
Alfred Creek (In) 02/23/2014 09:32:00 10 02/23/2014 09:32:00 10 0h 0m 2h 35m 5.81 ✔ 15
Trail 6 Crossing (In) 02/23/2014 12:05:00 10 02/23/2014 12:05:00 10 0h 0m 2h 33m 4.71 ✔ 12
Happy Trails - Finish 02/23/2014 15:20:42 10 3h 15m 6.15 ✔ 20