Criss Cross Racing is a Junior Dogsled Racing Team from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Owned by Julia Cross, a 17 year old dog musher. Julia has been running dogs for 12 years. She started by just taking dogsled rides from a local dogsled kennel. In 2012 she went to her first dogsled race (The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon) and was forever hooked. She ran her first race the following year. It has been non stop since then, with over 20 different races run. She got her first sled dogs in 2015. In 2017 she was given Jitterbug, and everything sparked from there. Julia not only competes in dog mushing, but also is an active dog trainer in a variety of sports with her sled dogs, including agility, musical freestyle, rally obedience, and disc. She also competes in dryland races with the dogs as well.
Her focus in every race is to have fun and finish with happy healthy dogs. Her goal in every race has allowed her to receive both the best kept team award and the sportsmanship award.
Once she finishes high school, she will be attending university to become a veterinarian, and further devote her life to animals.