January 22, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Jessica Klejka

Jessica Klejka

Bib Number: 45
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
Dr. Bob Sept, Bering Sea Animal Hospital
Myron & Sue Angstman
Klejka Family
Diana Moroney' A.C. & Pamela Woolnough
Lucas Family
Naomi Cashion

Sleppy Family
Sew What Store, Bethel
John Klejka
Linwood & Dalton Fiedler
A.C. & Pamela Woolnough
Diana Moroney
Updegrove Family


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Willow - Start 02/25/2006 10:28:00 10 02/25/2006 10:28:00 10 0h 0m 0
Deshka Landing - Out 02/25/2006 11:12:00 10 02/25/2006 11:12:00 10 0h 0m 0h 44m 13.64 10
Scary Tree - Out 02/25/2006 12:29:00 10 02/25/2006 12:29:00 10 0h 0m 1h 17m 11.69 15
Eagle Song Lodge - Out 02/25/2006 14:27:00 10 02/25/2006 14:27:00 10 0h 0m 1h 58m 9.66 19
Yentna Station 02/25/2006 16:36:13 10 02/26/2006 03:54:00 10 11h 17m 2h 9m 11.63 25
Eagle Song Lodge - In 02/26/2006 06:00:00 10 02/26/2006 06:00:00 10 0h 0m 2h 6m 11.90 25
Scary Tree - In 02/26/2006 07:49:00 10 02/26/2006 07:49:00 10 0h 0m 1h 49m 10.46 19
Deshka Landing - In 02/26/2006 09:24:00 10 02/26/2006 09:24:00 10 0h 0m 1h 35m 9.47 15
Willow - Finish 02/26/2006 10:24:59 10 1h 0m 10.00 10