Hometown: Akiak, AK
Home-grown Mike Williams, Jr. is racing in his 9th K300. Mike finished a career-high 2nd in 2011, finishing just 1 minute behind champion Paul Gebhardt. He won the Best in the West Award in both 2010 and 2011. Williams, Jr. has competed in the Iditarod 4 times, and his best place finish was 8th in 2012. He won the 2011 Holiday Classic and has also competed in the Bogus Creek 150, Akiak Dash, Kobuk 440, and many other local sprint races. Mike’s family includes wife Phyllis and sons Paeton, Daniel, and Kohle.
Williams, Jr. races for Williams Family Kennel, which holds 60 dogs.
Mike’s sponsors include his family, Donlin Gold, Akiak Native Community, Kokarmiut Corporation, Bill Eisenbart and Mary Whitaker, and Lynden Air Cargo.