April 21, 2018

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2005 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Jessica Klejka

Jessica Klejka

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Bethel, Alaska


Biography

Jessica Klejka, 17, says she started mushing by herself when she was in the fifth grade. “My family had dogs and I enjoy training them.”

This will be her fourth Jr. Iditarod and she also plans on running the Kusko 300 in January. A senior at Bethel Regional High School, she participates in cross-country running, decathlon, drama club, pep band and National Honor Society. Her other hobbies and interests are running, camping, reading, and hanging with friends and family. “I am the oldest of seven children and everyone helps train the dogs. Last summer, my main lead dog, who led in the last three Jr. Iditarod’s and two Bogus Creek 150’s, died having puppies. We were able to rescue the puppies and now have these beautiful puppies to carry on Jesse’s memory.?

Jessica said she plans to attend college and after that, she will come back to mushing.

Sponsors

Lynden Air Cargo
YKHC
Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee
Gene Peltola
AC Woolnaugh
Mike Lucas & family
Bruce & Diana Moroney

Karin Hendrickson
Stan & Sally Smith
Tomas Israelsson
Myron & Sue Angstman/Old Friendly Dog Farm
JR Krevans & family
Jennifer, Jeremiah & Jesse Klejka

Awards

Red Lantern

2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Settlers Bay - Start 02/26/2005 10:00:00 10 02/26/2005 10:08:00 10 0h 8m 0
Burma Road - Out 02/26/2005 11:50:00 10 02/26/2005 11:50:00 10 0h 0m 1h 42m 10.00 17
Susitna River - Out 02/26/2005 14:17:00 10 02/26/2005 14:17:00 10 0h 0m 2h 27m 9.39 23
Eagle Song - Out 02/26/2005 16:11:00 10 02/26/2005 16:11:00 10 0h 0m 1h 54m 7.37 14
Yentna Station 02/26/2005 18:25:00 10 02/27/2005 05:00:00 10 10h 35m 2h 14m 6.72 15
Eagle Song - In 02/27/2005 10:19:00 10 02/27/2005 10:19:00 10 0h 0m 5h 19m 2.82 15
Susitna River - In 02/27/2005 12:38:00 10 02/27/2005 12:38:00 10 0h 0m 2h 19m 6.04 14
Burma Road - In 02/27/2005 15:57:00 10 02/27/2005 15:57:00 10 0h 0m 3h 19m 6.93 Extenuating circumstances 23