January 20, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Jessica Klejka

Jessica Klejka

Bib Number: 20
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

Ron & Janet Kaiser & family
Myron & Sue Angstman & family
Klejka family
Bob Sept, DVM
Linwood & Cathy Fiedler

Diana & Bruce Moroney
Everett Air
Lyndon Air
Lucas family


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Willow Start 02/23/2008 10:38:00 10 02/23/2008 10:38:00 10 0h 0m 0
Susitna River (Out) 02/23/2008 13:01:00 10 02/23/2008 13:01:00 10 0h 0m 2h 23m 12.59 30
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/23/2008 14:23:00 10 02/23/2008 14:25:00 9 0h 2m 1h 22m 10.24 14
Yentna Station (Out) 02/23/2008 16:34:00 9 02/24/2008 02:38:00 9 10h 4m 2h 9m 12.09 26
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/24/2008 04:39:00 9 02/24/2008 04:39:00 9 0h 0m 2h 1m 12.89 26
Susitna River (In) 02/24/2008 05:58:00 9 02/24/2008 05:58:00 9 0h 0m 1h 19m 10.63 14
Willow Finish 02/24/2008 08:49:00 9 2h 51m 10.53 30