2011 Iditarod Musher list

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2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby Ravenne » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:44 pm

Aliy Zirkle posted the roster for the 2011 Iditarod on her blog today. Here's the link:

http://spkenneldoglog.blogspot.com/2010 ... gn-up.html


Can someone please remind me what the draw # means? Does that mean their starting # or bib # or both?

Also, Aily's 2010 Iditarod trail notes will be published on her site on July 1st! I can't wait!


ETA: Shut the front door! Mackey's back for 2011? I didn't expect that one. Woohoo! :D I guess he's not doing the Yukon Quest then. I'm going to miss Jeff King though, and the rivalry between him and Lance.
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby tanglefoot » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:35 am

1 Mitch Seavey
2 Hugh Neff
3 Sebastian Schnuelle
4 Mike Williams Jr.
5 Paul Gebhardt
6 Aliy Zirkle
7 Jim Lanier
8 Jodi Bailey R
9 Melissa Owens
10 GB Jones
11 Ken Anderson
12 Dallas Seavey
13 Brennan Norden R
14 Kelley Griffin
15 Dee Dee Jonrowe
16 Kristy Berington
17 Wattie McDonald
18 Michael Suprenant
19 Bruce Linton
20 Scott Janssen R
21 Hans Gatt
22 Ellen Halverson
23 Judy Currier
24 Bob Storey R
25 Newton Marshall
26 Billy Snodgrass
27 Lance Mackey
28 Martin Buser
29 Jessica Hendricks
30 Michelle Philips
31 Gerrry Willomitzer
32 Allen Moore
33 Karin Hendrickson
34 Zoya DeNure
35 Ramey Smyth
36 Magnus Kaltenborn R
37 Trent Herbst
38 Angie Taggart R
39 Ray Redington Jr.
40 Lindwood Fielder
41 Lachlan Clarke
42 Kris Hoffman R
43 Tom Thurston
44 Mike Santos R
45 Robert Bundtzen

some interesting mushers....

wattie back again, GB jones a big surprise to be back, lindwood fielder is running again as is trent herbst. lance and newton have signed up will larry run? hopefully zoya will be fit enough to finish after last years post baby issues. 8 rookies, the usual suspects and a bunch of past champions and hopefuls. some big names not signed up, jeff king and hans gatt sticking to retirement plans...so far, wouldnt be surprised to see hans sign up last minute!

cant wait to see who signs up.
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby tamra » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:25 am

Hey Tanglefoot, Look closer, Hans did sign up. Never believe a musher when they say they're retiring. Well except maybe Jeff. Good to see Jessica Hendricks back. Interesting who didn't sign up. Even though ADN said he did, Rick Swenson isn't on the list. Some of the regular top-20's also missing are Sonny Lindner, Cim Smyth, Jessie Royer, John Baker, Zack Steer and Sven Haltman. Although there's still lots of time left. Not much competition for rookies yet. Jody Bailey and Mike Santos are the two I know.
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby Ravenne » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:10 pm

Yup, #21 Hans Gatt :)
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby eorogers » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:42 am

I think 8 rookies is the smallest number of rookies we have had for some time. Overall this is the smallest number of sign-ups on the first day that I remember. It remains to be seen how many sign up between now and 30 Nov. I'm still hoping to raise the money to do it again :-)

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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby emwcee » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:40 am

There's one missing from the list: Kelly Maixner, a rookie from Big Lake

Also, good news: Mike Jonrowe was elected to the board. I think he'll be a great addition to the ITC.
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby fladogfan » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:38 am

Eric, hope we soon see your name on the list.
Karin Hendrickson is back, hope she has better luck in 2011.
And so good to see GB's name there!

Just finished reading DonBowers "Back of the Pack". Sure gives a good picture of just how hard the trail can be. Earlier this summer I read Libby Riddles story about being first woman to win the Iditarod. These first person accounts are interesting, full of facts I would never think of,scarey and filled with the beauty the mushers see on the trail.
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby eorogers » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:28 am

If you want another good read try Brian O'Donoghue's "Honest Dogs" - Brian is the only musher to take the red lantern in both the Iditarod and the Quest. This is his Quest story.

Paulsen's "Winterdance" is a classic, and so funny Marti won't let me read it in bed anymore :-) Jeff King's "Cold Hands, Warm Heart" is another good read.

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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby MelanieGouldFanBrian » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:47 am

Rod Perry has just emailed me that the second volume of his Trailbreakers Iditarod History is due from the printer any minute. Volume 2 will be a history of the race itself. Looking forward to reading that. :D
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Re: 2011 Iditarod Musher list

Postby fladogfan » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:44 pm

OK--just requested home delivery for Winter Dance from local library.
They don't have Honest Dogs on their list :( or anything by Brian O'Donoghue :( :(
I've rooted for Jeff for the short time I've been following the race and ordered his book (because of the art work by Jeff's wife) and the tape. I listen to a lot of books on tape or cd while I work, I've 'read' so many books that way :D
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