Brent Sass

March 21, 2019

Brent Sass

Brent at the start of 2019 Yukon Quest, sharing a high five with handler Steven Stoller.


Brent is a dog musher and an adventure guide. He is born and raised in Minnesota, but moved to Alaska and made it his home 20 years ago. After falling in love with the trails of Eureka, AK, Brent took over a homestead established in the 70s and has now lived there with his family, his dogs, since 2012.  

Brent is a dreamer who makes his dreams come true. Not a day goes by that he does not move forward toward accomplishing one of his many goals. He brings this same mentality to mushing. Brent brings a lot to the sport of dog mushing— both on and off the trail.  

For Brent, mushing is a way of life and it is the life he’s eager to lead. It gives him a chance to get out and explore Alaska, go places he’s never been and places he’d probably never be able to go without dogs. Most importantly it is all about the dogs and the relationship he has with each and every one of them. Getting to know each dog’s behaviors and personality is what makes it such an adventure. Everyday is exciting, whether it is traveling on a new trail or just learning something new about the dogs, there is never a dull moment. This is what makes it easy for Brent to keep moving farther and faster down the trail.

Brent has  finished  1st place in the  1000-mile  Yukon Quest  in 2015 and 2019.

Brent’s goals are endless - there seems to be a new one on his list each morning. This is what keeps the whole team driving forward. Goals are important to have in the first place and it’s even more important to carry them out. Brent’s main goals for Wild and Free Mushing have been to win both the Yukon Quest (check!) and the Iditarod, but there have been many goals surrounding each. Living his own dream, adventuring and setting and accomplishing goals is what drives Brent every day, along with all of his fan support.