Nathan Schroeder Shares Key to Success with Duluth Marshall Students

Julie Kruse

December 16, 2014 10:57 PM

It takes a lot of time and dedication to become a champion, and Northland musher Nathan Schroeder knows that from experience.

Schroeder is a 3x John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon winner and 2014 Iditarod Rookie Of The Year. He said those are tough accomplishment to beat, but he's still going to try.

"We're going to shoot for a little bit better placing this year," said Schroeder. "I got 17th last year, and I want top 10."

With all of these credentials, Schroeder spoke to kids at Marshall School on what it takes to be a champion.

However, he admits that it's not always the speech that the kids love.

"I don't think they get excited to see me," Schroeder said. "I think they get to see the dog or the sled."

On Monday, that's exactly what happened.

"My favorite part was probably seeing the dog sled and seeing the supplies he carried around with the dog sled," Marshall Student A.J. Amatuzio said.

Although a lot of students admitted they've never been to a sled dog race before, that wasn't the case for Molly Schottenbauer.

"I actually got to ride in a dog sled race and it was extremely fun," Schottenbauer said.


Julie Kruse

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