2017 Judges

HEAD JUDGE: Al Orazietti

Al has been with us as a UP200 judge for a number of years.  We’re glad to welcome him back as our Head Judge for 2018!

Carl Mackenzie

Carl is an experienced judge who has worked with us for a number of races. You’ll see him at the UP200 checkpoints.  Welcome back, Carl!

Jill Churchill

Jill is returning in 2018 for her second year as part of the judging crew.

Joshua Lindstrom

In the mid-1990’s Josh trained and raced sled dogs in Marquette. He competed in several races around the Upper Peninsula including the GM Classic, Midnight Run, and UP200. He spent the winter of 2004/05 in Alaska with his wife, handling for Iditarod racer Bill Cotter and getting the opportunity do a race in Alaska. The following winter he worked for Arleigh Jorgenson doing sled dog tours.

Starting in 2013/14, Josh was the start/finish coordinator for the Gitchi Gummie Sled Dog Express Stage Race in MN, a race which had three different starts and finishes. That race turned into what is now the Gunflint Mail Run and he has coordinated the start/finish for the past three years.

Josh says he is looking forward to coming onboard with the UP200/Midnight Run judging crew. In his non-sled dog life, Josh owns Fika Coffee in Lutsen (MN) so we’re pretty sure he has the right stuff to keep the crazy hours during the UP200 & Midnight Run race weekend! Welcome aboard Josh!

JACK PINE 30 JUDGE: Bernie Jensen