The Musher


Lisbet Skogen Norris (28). Born in Fairbanks, AK. I grew up in Willow, AK, surrounded by dogs and loving winter. After high school, I moved to Fairbanks to attend university. At UAF, I cultivated a love for the North. I studied in Norway and Baffin Island and worked as a musher and expedition guide. I received my BA in Northern Studies and History from UAF in 2011 and decided then to pursue a long-held dream: distance mushing. I returned to Norway that summer and spent the fall and winter of ’11-’12 training and racing dogs with Roger Dahl/Canyon Huskies in Alta. I came back to Alaska convinced "dog life" was the life for me.  I love what distance mushing offers: time in nature and time with dogs. In 2014, I completed my rookie Iditarod with a team of AKC registered Siberian Huskies from the family kennel: Alaskan Kennels, the oldest Siberian Husky kennel in the world. We finished Iditarod as the #1 Siberian Husky team in 2015 and 2016, each time finishing a day faster than the year before. 

38 comments:

  1. Why do you like racing in the iditarods?

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  2. ur my musher 4 school

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  3. ur my musher 4 school

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  4. Miss Norris

    I am in first grade in Ashburn, VA and we are learning about the Iditarod. I picked you as my Musher.

    Good luck.

    Hannah

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  5. u r my musher 4 school

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  6. You're my musher for my school project. Could I ask your birthday? I don't need the year, I just ask for the month and day.

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  7. You are my students' musher for our Iditarod reading project in Emory, Tx.

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  8. Hello I am in 3rd grade and I am learning about the Iditarod. My teacher choose you as my musher. I love your dogs and I will be following your race.

    Best wishes!

    Isabella Aguilar

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  9. My daughter, who dreams of mushing, and I, after reading about all the iditarod mushers and teams, have chosen you for our favorite this year! Go Lisbet and Ruby!

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  10. Hi Lisbet,
    I am a 6th grader and we are researching the Iditarod. I chose you as my musher! All your dogs are adorable. Sneezy is my favorite. :) I will be rooting for you! Go Lisbet!

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  11. ur my musher 4 school

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  12. ur my musher 4 school
    good luck

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  13. I get to do you for an Iditarod 2014 project keep up the good work

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  14. i am if 5th grade and we are researching iditarod and i choose you. i know you can win good luck!

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  15. I'm a 3rd grader. I am doing a report about you. I think you are going to be famous when you earn the red lantern. I want you to win! Go Lisbet!
    Penelope

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  16. Hi Lisbet!
    My name is Sydney. I live in North Carolina, and I am in third grade. I go to school in Chapel Hill, NC. I just want you to know that you have all of my support. I am doing a project for school on the Iditarod and I chose you to be my musher.Good luck to you and your dogs!

    Sincerely,
    Sydney H.

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  17. Keep doing good! You Rock!

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  18. Hi Lisbet, good luck!!! Hope you have a safe trip home.

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  19. Hi I love that u have a huge interest in the north!in Portland OR we just got over a huge snow storm and I loved it ! I chose u to follow in the in the Iditarod !


    -Anabel

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  20. Hi Lisbet your my musher for a school project and im hoping you win this year. So ill be following you for your race. Sincerrly Elias

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  21. you are my musher for school. hope you win!





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  22. i have you for school

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  23. Dear Lisbet We always learn about the Iditarod every year i pick you as my musher Good Luck Indeed



    Lydia

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  24. Miss Norris,
    My 7th grade class is studying the Iditarod. I have picked you as my musher and will be tracking your progress. Good luck! :)

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  25. hi i am following you for school your are my musher by my name is Brooke

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  26. i picked you as my musher at school

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  27. Lisbet,
    I am in 4th grade and my reading group is tracking some mushers in the Iditarod and I picked you 'cause you are so awesome and cute!

    Kisses,
    Claire

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  28. Respect for what you're doing, keep it up!

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  29. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh ,so cute

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  30. Good luck on the Iditarod!

    -Sophie

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  31. Hi Lisbet

    My name is Casey and I am doing a story about the iditarod for UAA, I couldn't fin any other way to contact you. I am talking to several mushers and would love to ask you a few questions too.

    Either way. Best of Luck to you!

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    1. hey casey! try lisbet@underdogfeeds.com :)

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  32. Your going to win this thing!

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  33. Lisbet, I'm learning about the Iditarod in school and you're my musher, I think your doing great good luc and I hope you get 1st place!!!

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