April 23, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Jessica Klejka

Jessica Klejka

Bib Number: 8
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

Lisa Wimmer
Uresco Building Supplies
Crowley
Lynden Air Cargo
Myron & Sue Angstman
Dr. Bob Sept @ Bering Sea Animal Clinic
Mike, Kathy & Doug Lucas

Manfred Finger & Deb Reichard
Joe & Jackie Klejka & children
Bill Eggimanns & Jane McClure
John & Jen Cashion Family
A.C. & Pamela Woolnough
Updegrove family
Alaska Airlines


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake (Start) 02/24/2007 10:14:00 9 02/24/2007 10:14:00 9 0h 0m 0
Burma Road (Out) 02/24/2007 11:05:00 10 02/24/2007 11:05:00 10 0h 0m 0h 51m 12.94 11
Big Susitna (Out) 02/24/2007 13:04:00 10 02/24/2007 13:04:00 10 0h 0m 1h 59m 13.11 26
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/24/2007 14:14:00 10 02/24/2007 14:14:00 10 0h 0m 1h 10m 12.86 15
Yentna 02/24/2007 16:13:00 10 02/25/2007 02:51:00 10 10h 38m 1h 59m 12.61 25
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/25/2007 05:03:00 9 02/25/2007 05:03:00 9 0h 0m 2h 12m 11.36 25
Scary Tree (In) 02/25/2007 06:20:00 9 02/25/2007 06:20:00 9 0h 0m 1h 17m 3.90 5
Willow (Finish) 02/25/2007 09:08:27 9 2h 48m 12.50 35