Looking for Episcopal mushers…

The Alaskan Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race is looking for its next home-state champion. The powers that be might want to look to Episcopal sled dog mushers, as the last home-state champion, the great Roxy Wright, is a faithful Episcopalian and is Senior Warden at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Fairbanks.

[St. Matthew’s rector, the Rev. Scott Fisher was the photographer who took the striking shot of snow and trees posted here at Episcopal Cafe’s Art blog today.]

Does Fur Rondy sled dog race need a home-state hero?

From Anchorage Daily News

If the popularity of the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race has waned over the years, as some sprint mushing fans claim, could the reason be as simple as no home-state champion?

Not since the great Roxy Wright of Fairbanks won the last of her three titles 17 years ago has an Alaskan who is a U.S. citizen seized the mantle of world champion sprint musher.

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