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Meet the Musher: Matt Hall

Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 6:26 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Headed into the Yukon Quest, we started a series of local mushers that were set to compete in the 2022 race.

For our first profile, we have local musher Matt Hall. Hall is competing in his seventh Yukon Quest with his kennel, Smoking Ace Kennels.

Born and raised in dog mushing, Hall has been around the sport his whole life, and despite turning to snow machines briefly, Hall eventually came back to dogs and dog sleds and has been running Smoking Ace kennels for 15 years. With 34 dogs, Hall continues to keep his racing team healthy and strong, combing younger pups with seasoned veterans,

Hall has competed in many mushing events in Alaska, and had four Quest races under his belt before his first Iditarod. But racing is not what keeps Hall in the sport. Instead it is his love for his dogs and for the life style he lives.

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