Three NWT dog mushing cousins reach the podium in one day

Three members of the Northwest Territories’ Beck dog mushing dynasty reached the podium on the same day at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

Trey Beck took gold in the junior co-ed race over 13 kilometres on Tuesday, with Taylor Beck in second place.

Meanwhile, younger cousin Kale Beck came third in the juvenile race over 10 kilometres.


“Our family has been dog mushing for many, many generations,” Trey Beck told CBC. Trey and Kale hail from Hay River, while Taylor represents Yellowknife.

Taylor’s family run’s Beck’s Kennels, which calls itself one of the largest professional sled dog kennels in Canada – home to more than 150 huskies. Grant Beck, the company’s operator, is a world champion dug musher.

Dog mushing takes place at the Katlodeeche Reserve. So far, the Beck family has picked up six ulus between its members with two events remaining.