Open North American

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in main

1979.03- c.f. Belrose, Mike of Hoarce Smoke watching George win the ONAC

The first North American Championships (NAC) sled dog derby was held in 1946. Originally a four-day event of 18, 18, 18, and 20 miles, which followed the Chena and Tanana Rivers, the NAC was moved to the Creamer’s Field area in 1953 where it consisted of 20, 20, and 30 mile heats. To learn more, go to http://www.sleddog.org/category/races/open-north-american/.

The video below shows the finish of the 1975 Open North American World Championship at Jeff Studdert Race Ground in Fairbanks. A crowd of cheering spectators watches an exhausted George Attla win the 70-mile race over three days by a memorable 2.4 seconds.

Open North American Past Winners: 1946- 2011

Year   Musher                
2011 • Egil Ellis

2010•  Egil Ellis

2009 • Egil Ellis * Most Onac Wins At 9

2008 • Egil Ellis

2007 • Blayne Streeper

2006 • Egil Ellis

2005 • Egil Ellis

2004 • Egil Ellis

2003 • Buddy Streeper

2002 • Egil Ellis

2001 • Egil Ellis

2000 • Egil Ellis

1999 • Egil Ellis

1998 • Michi Konno

1997 • Neal Johnson

1996 • Amy Streeper

1995 • Amy Streeper

1994 • Ross Saunderson

1993 • Roxy Wright-Champaine

1992 • Roxy Wright-Champaine

1991 • Ross Saunderson

1990 • Charlie Champaine

1989 • Roxy Wright-Champaine

1988 • Marvin Kokrine

1987 • George Attla

1986 • George Attla

1985 • Eddie Streeper

1984 • Doug Mcrae

1983 • Gareth Wright

1982 • Harris Dunlap

1981 • Peter Norberg

1980 • Harvey Drake

1979 • George Attla

1978 • George Attla

1977 • Carl Huntington

 

1976 • Harvey Drake

1975 • George Attla

1974 • Alfred Attla

1973 • Harold Greenway

1972 • George Attla

1971 • Greenway/Taylor

1970 • George Attla

1969 • George Attla

1968 • Bill Taylor

1967 • Roland Lombard

1966 • Roland Lombard

1965 • Keith Bryar

1964 • Roland Lombard

1963 • Roland Lombard

1962 • Roland Lombard

1961 • Beatus Moses

1960 • Cue Bifelt

1959 • Roland Lombard

1958 • Alfred Wells

1957 • Bergman Sam

1956 • Jimmy Huntington

1955 • Wilbur Sampson

1954 • Raymond Paul

1953 • Horace Smoke

1952 • Horace Smoke

1951 • Horace Smoke

1950 • Gareth Wright

1949 • Dan Snyder

1948 • Charlie Titus

1947 • Andy Kokrine

1946 • Andy Kokrine