Hugo Antonucci

Hometown: Adin, CA

Kennel: R & R Huskies

Lead Dog's Names: Ciggy, Copper, and Cloud

Years Racing: 23

When and how did you get started mushing? "Hugo says he was given his first husky and ended up adopting and rescuing several more. He needed a way to exercise them, and it snowballed from there. Antonucci lists receiving the dream team award at the Cascade Quest as well as finishing third at Bachelor Butte Dog Derby as his mushing highlights. His goal is to complete the 100 mile race and move up to the 200 mile race. An embarassing moment was during one of his training runs when his 12 dog team got away from him. When he finally got back to the truck, the team was there waiting for him! "Huskies are addictive like potato chips; can't have just one!" "Real athletes run naked, sleep in the snow and eat raw meat.""

What have been your mushing highlights? "Stone Cold - Steve Austin ran my team in his recent TV show Played a Musher in the movie Merry Ex-Mas With Dean Cain . 3rd place at BBDD Dream team award Cascade Quest Sourdough Race 1st place"

Future Goals Continue Mushing for as long as I can.