FORT NELSON B.C. –  Fort Nelson resident and world-class dogsledder Buddy Streeper won his 9th Fur Rondy Championship on February 27th.

With this win, Streeper is one win behind tying the Fur Rondy record of 10 wins.

This race puts sprint mushing teams against each other over three days and approximately 75 miles, starting in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

The course is lined with thousands of spectators, which winds through the city, the forest, the streets and ends up back downtown.

Buddy’s total time over the two days was under three hours to secure his world championship title. Day three of the dog sledding competition was cancelled due to icy conditions on the trail.

MLA Dan Davies highlighted Streeper and his recent accomplishment in the B.C. legislative assembly early this week.

“I’m looking forward to next year’s results. So on behalf of this house, my writing to British Columbians and Canadians, well done, buddy. In representing Canada. Thank you,” said Davies.