Bogus Creek 150 champion is 15-year-old Jason Pavila

Jason Pavila the 2019 Bogus Creek 150 Champion.

(ANCHORAGE) - Jason Pavila, 15, is the 2019 Bogus Creek 150 champion.

The rookie musher crossed the finish line in Bethel at 9:37 Saturday morning. Race officials said the rookie is the youngest musher to ever win the Bogus 150.

KYUK reported that Pavila needed special permission to enter the race because of his young age, and ran dogs from his grandfather Max Olick’s Mad River Kennel, according to reports.

Pavila earned $8,775 of the $60,000 purse for his victory.