Robert Redington, 27, was born and raised in the Knik area outside Wasilla. He says he’s lived on his grandfather’s (Joe Redington, Sr.) homestead all his life. He started mushing five years ago and says he had a feeling he would run the Iditarod since he was a kid. In the summers, he does tours at Alaska Excursions Dog Sled Discovery and Musher’s Camp in the Juneau area. He is the grandson of Iditarod co-founder Joe Redington, Sr. and a brother to Ryan and Ray Redington. All three Redington men have entered the 2016 Iditarod. Robert enjoys skateboarding in his spare time.