Mushers honoured during finish banquet Saturday night
The awards have been handed out as the 33rd Yukon Quest comes to a close.
Fans, Race officials, the Canadian Rangers, and Mushers had a chance to exchange stories in Whitehorse Saturday night.
The Dawson award which is four ounces of Klondike Placer Gold courtesy of the Feller's Family for being first to Dawson, and finishing the race went to Brent Sass.
Rookie of the Year was Tom Frode Johansen.
The red lantern for being the final musher to cross the finish line was presented to Gaeten Pierrard, who calls Mendenhall home.
Neff says besides winning the race, it was the final journey into Whitehorse which he will remember the most with the crowds growing as he got closer to the finish.
Rounding out the awards, 19 year old Laura Neese was the recipient of the sportsmanship award, which is voted on by the mushers.