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

New

(Another update from Shawn!) The name of the game is leaning into new experiences. The purpose of the game is building self-confidence and expanding healthy identity.  Some of you may know now that... Read More

Does anyone want this update?

Hello this is Shawn entering your email or social media feed, idk. I think Will had so many eloquent things to say when he came out with his ADHD diagnosis. Generally he’s a... Read More

What is happening???

Oops I broke the site! Just part of the joys of running your whole darn operation. I’m working on it! Kind of like how you work on cleaning by first making a really... Read More

“Break”

Whew, what a year. When I elected to step back from Iditarod in 2022 (likely one of the best choices I made for myself and ATAO, with all the shenanigans that would be... Read More