Veteran Iditarod musher Brent Sass (bib #27) of Eureka, Alaska, was the first musher to reach the White Mountain checkpoint today at 11:05 a.m. with 12 dogs.
Northrim Bank’s award was first given out in 2018. Sass receives a $2,500 check and a special trophy that resides at Iditarod headquarters year-round. New this year, Northrim will also donate $1,500 to the community of White Mountain in honor of Sass.
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