Sam PapermanHometown: Seward, Alaska
Sam Paprman,16, started mushing last year with Iditarod veteran Travis Beals. He grew up across the street from Travis and always enjoyed going over and being with his dogs. A junior at Seward High School, Sam participates in cross country running,Nordic skiing and track. He lists his hobbies as down hill biking and skiing. He says he’ll take a year off after high school and then go into the military or go to paramedic school. And he will continue mushing.