Butch’s experience with the Iron Dog Race began as a competitor in the trophy class. He raced with his partner Phil Williams in 1996, 1997, and 1999. Following the 1997 race Butch felt so strongly about the event that he helped persuade Spenard Builders Supply to support and sponsor the Poorman Checkpoint.
In 1998 Butch was elected to the board of directors and from 2000 – 2010 he was instrumental in organizing and manning the Poorman Checkpoint. For 10 years, Butch spent his vacation time in what he called “Beautiful Downtown Poorman” and without his contributions the race could not have continued.
In 2010 Butch retired from SBS and the Iron Dog Board, but his legacy will live on.