Nick Weis

Nick has been running track and cross country since he was 13 years old. Through high school and in his collegiate career, he was a 3K-5K specialist. Unfortunately, in his first year of college, he suffered a very significant hip injury that required 18 months completely off from running. That ended his competitive running career. When he could finally run again, he was very frustrated with his fitness level and had zero motivation to train.

Nick and his wife got a Malamute puppy, Ruger, that ended up being very high energy, and they learned that if they did not find an outlet for his energy he was going to destroy their house. So, Nick started running with Ruger and looking online to find a better way to exercise him that did not involve a very sore shoulder after every run. Luckily, he found Canicross and the other dog powered sports. Ruger and Canicross gave him back the motivation he had lost to train. Nick and his wife began to rescue high energy Huskies.

With their Huskies, Nick has won most races that he entered in North America. Since 2017, he started traveling to Europe annually to race. He has set the goal to be one of the best in the world, and as such, in the last year Nick have gotten two Greyster puppies. They  now have nine dog’s altogether. Their Malamute and Huskies are Ruger (8), Denali (7), Calypso (10), Prudhoe (6), K2 (5), Oso (2), & Katahdin (2). Their greysters are Pharaoh (11 mos) and Anarchy (8 mos).

Achievements:

  • Only lost two races on American soil (one of which he let the lead pack go due to the heat and risk to his dog)
  • Represented the USA once at the IFSS Dryland World Championships and once at the ICF World Championships
  • US Dryland National Team Captain