Willomitzer team rides to first in Mount Lorne Christmas Classic
January 4, 2016

The Mount Lorne Christmas Classic was a new sled dog race and a chance to try out new pups in a distance event. Gerry Willomitzer of Shallow Bay, Yukon, did just that. He, on the other hand, didn’t feel like a pup in the race. “This may have been the first race in which I was the oldest musher,” said the 46-year-old with chuckle.  Read more…


Willomitzer cruises to Christmas Classic victory

Whitehorse Daily Star
January 4, 2016

Iditarod veteran Gerry Willomitzer started his season in fine form last weekend. The Shallow Bay musher climbed onto the runners behind his dog team for the first time Saturday – the first of two days of racing in the Mount Lorne Christmas Classic stage race. “It was the first time I was on a dog sled this weekend,” he said. “Because of the low snow north of town, we’ve just been on four-wheelers. “So it was kind of a white-knuckle ride at first.”  Read more…