James Shawcroft

Fairbanks, AK

Veteran - (8th place in 2021, 10th place in 2022)

11th Grade - Lathrop High School

16 years old

James Shawcroft, 16, is an eleventh grader from Fairbanks, Alaska. He started mushing back when some families friends decided to give it a try. It was at that point that he was hooked! Over the last four years, he has participated in four Jr. Willow 100's (2019 - 2nd, 2020 - 2nd, 2021 - 7th, 2022 - 9th) and two Jr. Iditarod's (2021 - 8th, 2022 - 10th). Along with mushing, James loves everything outdoors. He can be found hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Although mushing has been a big part of his life, after he graduates he does not plan to continue. Instead, James would like to college, study aviation, and become a commercial airline pilot.