September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Owens

Melissa Owens

Bib Number: 22
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

Michelle Mucha
DeeDee Jonrowe
Andy & Sylvia Willis
Bernie & Jeanette Willis

Mom & Dad
Nome Kennel Club
Northern Air Cargo


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 10:42:00 10 02/24/2007 10:42:00 10 0h 0m 0
Burma Road (Out) 02/24/2007 11:36:00 10 02/24/2007 11:36:00 10 0h 0m 0h 54m 12.22 11
Big Susitna (Out) 02/24/2007 13:32:00 10 02/24/2007 13:32:00 10 0h 0m 1h 56m 13.45 26
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/24/2007 14:57:00 10 02/24/2007 14:57:00 9 0h 0m 1h 25m 10.59 15
Yentna 02/24/2007 16:59:00 9 02/25/2007 03:09:00 9 10h 10m 2h 2m 12.30 25
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/25/2007 05:11:00 9 02/25/2007 05:11:00 9 0h 0m 2h 2m 12.30 25
Scary Tree (In) 02/25/2007 06:22:00 9 02/25/2007 06:22:00 9 0h 0m 1h 11m 4.23 5
Willow (Finish) 02/25/2007 09:09:58 9 2h 47m 12.57 35