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About Us

ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Will Troshynski in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our goal is to keep a small kennel of happy, heathy teammates who get to do what they love most of all: run. Along the way, we aim to compete in the premier Alaskan and Yukon sled dog races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

ATAO is also part of a bigger project to take an honest look at accomplishing your dreams while struggling with depression. ATAO Adventure is Will’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

ATAO Blog

Episode 6: Sleep

Sometimes part of the journey is napping along the way. Transcript coming soon Listen on Apple Podcasts • Plain transcript coming soon Buddies receive email updates about their favorite dogs, and up-to-date info... Read More

Apparently

So they tell me I ran Iditarod. It didn’t really feel like it. None of the parts of Iditarod I was already familiar with were there. Not the sign up picnic; not the... Read More

Episode 5: The Zone

Will and the team encounter two new notorious Iditarod obstacles: the Dalzell Gorge and the Farewell Burn. (Transcript coming soon.) Listen on Apple Podcasts • View Plain Transcript (Coming Soon) Buddies receive email... Read More

Episode 4: The Steps

Will and the team are fresh off their rest at Finger Lake, and are ready to tackle the Happy River Steps, one of the major obstacles of the race. Listen on Apple Podcasts... Read More