Iditapod bonus: Fairbanks interview with Brent Sass

Brent Sass just couldn't get his dogs to leave White Mountain
In 2016, Brent Sass could not coax his dogs to leave White Mountain. (Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)

Three-time Yukon Quest champion dog musher Brent Sass is headed back to Alaska’s other thousand mile sled dog race, the Iditarod, after some trial and tribulation.

Sass is originally from Minnesota, and lived in Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley before moving a little farther north to Joe Bush Creek near Manly Hot Springs.

Sass joined us from Fairbanks, where he was getting ready before heading south for the Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage.

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Casey Grove is the host of Alaska News Nightly and a general assignment reporter at Alaska Public Media with an emphasis on crime and courts. Reach him at

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