Every musher racing in the CopperDog 150 has a story. This year, ABC-10’s Keweenaw Bureau Reporter Rick Allen followed the journey of one of those mushers throughout the race.
Jerry Trudell’s “Sharks Came Racing” team is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Calumet. Ride along with Jerry and his team as they train on the snow-covered trails of the Keweenaw to prepare for the 150-mile run.
Of course, the dogs are the real stars. You will meet Jerry’s lead dogs: McGee & Rhea and hear the heartbreaking story of Tombstone’s final race.
From the historic downtown of Calumet to the hills of Copper Harbor, nearly 30 sled dog teams tackle the 3-stage event—but only one will be named the winner. How does Jerry’s team fare in such a grueling expedition?
Find out in a 30-minute mini-documentary, titled “Never Say Mush—Jerry Trudell & The CopperDog 150”. The show airs as a special episode of the series “In Focus” on ABC Channel 10 on Sunday, March 24th at noon.
The title is named after a conversation between Rick Allen and Jerry Trudell where Jerry explains the commands used to guide the dogs—and one of them is never “Mush!”
“Never Say Mush—Jerry Trudell & The CopperDog 150” is an ABC-10 News and 97.7 WOLV production. The piece is written and directed by Rick Allen.