TV - Movies
Freddy Dodge
From Mine Rescue
Confirms
Suspicions About
Juan Ibarra
By KIERAN FISHER
"Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue" follows Freddy Dodge and Juan Ibarra as they combine their years of experience to help struggling mine owners who just can't seem to catch a break. It's evident that Dodge knows his colleague pretty well, but how does he really feel about Ibarra once the cameras stop rolling?
Freddy Dodge and Juan Ibarra are friends in real life, with Ibarra even naming one his son Freddy after Dodge. Dodge spoke highly of Ibarra, revealing how delighted he was that his old friend named his son after him. Stated Dodge, "It made me grin ear to ear. It humbled me, actually."
The "Gold Rush" star went on to explain that he and Ibarra became instant friends and it's been that way ever since. According to Dodge, he taught Ibarra all about the gold mining industry and helped him become an expert in his own right. “[If] there's anybody that can learn fast, it is Juan Ibarra. He is an extremely intelligent person." Dodge added.