July 17, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Tessa King

Tessa King

Bib Number: 21
Hometown: Denali, Alaska


Biography

Tessa King, 17, says she’s been mushing since she could remember, but the first time she raced was in 2003 when she ran both the Jr. Quest and the Jr. Iditarod. Tessa’s sister, Cali, won the 2002 Jr. Iditarod and finished the 2003 Iditarod. Their dad, Jeff, is a three time Iditarod champion. They have another sister, Ellen, 12, who is also involved in dog mushing. They live in Denali National Park on the edge of Goose Lake. They own over 80 Alaskan Huskies , three border collies and a golden retriever. They also have a summer tour business and their mom owns an art gallery. Tessa is a senior at Tri-Valley School where she participates in leadership, band, choir, soccer, volleyball, dance and basketball. She plans to go to college and says she’ll continue mushing “off and on.”

Sponsors

Cabela’s
Gates Family
Ferris Family
Cappozola Family


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Su Landing - Start 02/28/2004 10:00:00 10 02/28/2004 10:40:00 10 0h 40m 0
Deshka River Lodge - Out 02/28/2004 12:29:00 10 02/28/2004 12:29:00 9 0h 0m 1h 49m 12.11 22
Big Susitna River - Out 02/28/2004 14:15:00 9 02/28/2004 14:15:00 9 0h 0m 1h 46m 11.32 20
Eagle Song Trail Lake - Out 02/28/2004 15:52:00 9 02/28/2004 15:52:00 9 0h 0m 1h 37m 8.66 14
Yentna Station Roadhouse 02/28/2004 17:19:00 9 02/29/2004 03:21:00 8 10h 2m 1h 27m 10.34 15
Eagle Song Trail Lake - In 02/29/2004 04:51:00 8 02/29/2004 06:04:51 8 1h 13m 1h 30m 10.00 15
Big Susitna River - In 02/29/2004 06:20:00 8 02/29/2004 06:20:00 8 0h 0m 0h 15m 56.00 14
Deshka River Lodge - In 02/29/2004 08:15:00 8 02/29/2004 08:15:00 8 0h 0m 1h 55m 10.43 20
Su Landing - Finish 02/29/2004 10:05:11 8 1h 50m 12.00 22