April 19, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Owens

Melissa Owens

Bib Number: 47
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.

Sponsors

Andy & Sylvia Willis
Jeanette & Bernie Willis
Ken Ringering

Mike & DeeDee Jonrowe
Northern Air Cargo
Mike & Pat Owens

Awards

Humanitarian

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 10:32:00 10 02/25/2006 10:32:00 10 0h 0m 0
Deshka Landing - Out 02/25/2006 11:15:00 10 02/25/2006 11:15:00 10 0h 0m 0h 43m 13.95 10
Scary Tree - Out 02/25/2006 12:26:00 10 02/25/2006 12:26:00 10 0h 0m 1h 11m 12.68 15
Eagle Song Lodge - Out 02/25/2006 14:14:00 10 02/25/2006 14:15:00 10 0h 1m 1h 48m 10.56 19
Yentna Station 02/25/2006 16:15:20 10 02/26/2006 03:29:00 9 11h 13m 2h 0m 12.50 25
Eagle Song Lodge - In 02/26/2006 05:35:00 9 02/26/2006 05:36:00 9 0h 1m 2h 6m 11.90 25
Scary Tree - In 02/26/2006 07:22:00 9 02/26/2006 07:22:00 9 0h 0m 1h 46m 10.75 19
Deshka Landing - In 02/26/2006 09:06:00 9 02/26/2006 09:06:00 9 0h 0m 1h 44m 8.65 15
Willow - Finish 02/26/2006 10:06:00 9 1h 0m 10.00 10