Iditarod musher Matthew Failor to address Eagle Scouts

Staff report

The Heart of Ohio Council, Boy Scouts of America, Recognition Dinner will be held Saturday, April 9, at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield. 2015 Eagle Scouts and Silver Beaver recipients – Dale Fortney of Ashland, Joshua Nagel of Marion, Amanda Phillips of Amherst, Dawn Rogers of Oberlin, and Steve Trimble of Norwalk will be recognized.

This year’s Eagle Scout Class Honoree is Matthew Failor. Matthew, who lists his occupation as musher, was born and raised in Ohio. He is a graduate of St. Peter’s schools in Mansfield. He earned the Rank of Eagle Scout in 2000 in Troop 4121, sponsored by St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Mansfield.

Matthew completed his first Iditarod in 2012, racing Buser’s yearling team, finishing in 12 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes and 20 seconds. Matthew raced Martin Buser’s B team in the 2013 Iditarod. He also raced (for Kelly & Margaret Maixner of Mad Stork Kennel) in the Yukon Quest (February 2013), a race just as long and difficult as the Iditarod but much less known, down here in the ‘lower 48’. Matthew has purchased property and has started his own dog kennel. In 2016, Matthew ran the Iditarod with his own team of dogs, finishing in 11 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes, and 45 seconds (61st place).

Matthew will be addressing the Eagle Scout class at the dinner.

For more information, call 419.522.8300. Anyone interested in attending the dinner may make reservations online at Deadline for making reservations is April 1.

Staff report