Matt Hall of Two Rivers, Alaska, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, is a rookie in the 2014 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Sam Harrel/News-Miner
Current Residence: Two Rivers, AK
Occupation(s): Mushing Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Smokin' Ace Kennel
Name Origination: I enjoy playing poker.
Kennel Bloodlines: Kleedehn, Hayashida & Bartlett
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 32
Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:05 am
Updated: 12:12 pm, Wed Feb 5, 2014.
FAIRBANKS — After spending hours mushing along the Yukon River in quiet solitude, Matt Hall coasted into Eagle on Tuesday night and got the reception of a rock star.
More than 30 people stood outside the town’s old schoolhouse and burst into cheers as Hall came into sight. The 22-year-old Yukon Quest rookie grew up in the community, and it was clear that he hadn’t been forgotten.
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