July 17, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Owens

Melissa Owens

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Nome, Alaska


Biography

Melissa, 17, finished first in her second Jr. Iditarod. She says her she has been mushing all her life and started because her dad has always had dogs around. She raises and trains her own dogs and loves it. Melissa says, “I have a kennel of about 30 dogs and have raised most of them from puppies. I am planning on runnng Iditarod next year. This will be my last Jr. Iditarod.” Her mom and dad help when they run two teams. Melissa attends the IDEA Distance Ed program with the Galena School District. She says other than mushing, she enjoys photography, gymnastics and hiking with the team. She plans to run Iditarod once before she begins college and says “positively, yes,” she will continue mushing.


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 10:26:00 10 0h 26m 0
Burma Road - Out 02/26/2005 11:56:00 10 02/26/2005 11:56:00 10 0h 0m 1h 30m 11.33 17
Susitna River - Out 02/26/2005 13:52:00 10 02/26/2005 13:52:00 10 0h 0m 1h 56m 11.90 23
Eagle Song - Out 02/26/2005 15:17:00 10 02/26/2005 15:17:00 10 0h 0m 1h 25m 9.88 14
Yentna Station 02/26/2005 16:56:00 10 02/27/2005 03:12:00 10 10h 16m 1h 39m 9.09 15
Eagle Song - In 02/27/2005 04:52:00 10 02/27/2005 04:52:00 9 0h 0m 1h 40m 9.00 15
Susitna River - In 02/27/2005 06:22:00 9 02/27/2005 06:22:00 9 0h 0m 1h 30m 9.33 14
Burma Road - In 02/27/2005 08:40:00 9 02/27/2005 08:40:00 9 0h 0m 2h 18m 10.00 23
Knik - In 02/27/2005 09:55:00 9 02/27/2005 09:55:00 9 0h 0m 1h 15m 7.20 9
Settlers Bay - Finish 02/27/2005 10:51:27 9 0h 56m 8.57 8