Last year, Jason Rice, then vice-president of the Beargrease board, stepped up to first-place marathon winner Ryan Redington to shake his hand and congratulate him.
"You're gonna run this team next year," said Redington.
Fast forward 12 months and that's exactly what Jason Rice did, passing Redington with Redington's own dogs and taking the third place finish in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
Rice finished behind first-place Blake Freking and second-place Jennifer Freking. Colleen Wallin has crossed the line in fourth place.