Franklin, Tenn., native Rodney Whaley has scratched from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The Tennessee National Guardsman is the eighth musher to drop out of the field of 86 competitors. He stopped in Cripple, Alaska, with 13 dogs.
Musher Rodney Whaley from Franklin, Tennessee, also scratched Sunday. The 55-year-old musher also cited concerns over the health of his team.