April 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Shameka Nelson

Shameka Nelson

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Anchor Point, Alaska


Biography

Shameka Nelson, 17, began mushing when she was seven years old, introduced to it b her grandmother, Joanne. She ran the Jr. Iditarod in 2008 and 2009. This year in addition to the Jr. Iditarod, she plans to run the Tustumena 100 and the Willow 100. A junior at Homer High School, Shameka participates in the school choir. She says she enjoys hanging out with friends, driving, snow machining and snowboarding. She is writing a biography that she hopes to have published by “O” magazine. She’s on page 300. Shameka plans to “attend college in a warm climate” and pursue a medical career.

Sponsors

Lazy Sun
Blue Bus
Good Time Charters
Moore & Moore Services
Norm & Nancy Monroe, OR
The Hickman's from Down the Road and a special thanks to the Ruzicka's for all their help!

Napa Auto Parts
The boys at Alyeska Tire
Anchor Point
The Igous'
Lake Shore Auto Glass
Special thanks to Dennis Kananowicz and Grampa AL


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 10:10:00 10 02/23/2008 10:10:00 10 0h 0m 0
Susitna River (Out) 02/23/2008 13:03:00 10 02/23/2008 13:03:00 10 0h 0m 2h 53m 10.40 30
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/23/2008 14:54:00 10 02/23/2008 14:54:00 10 0h 0m 1h 51m 7.57 14
Yentna Station (Out) 02/23/2008 17:58:00 10 02/24/2008 04:30:00 9 10h 32m 3h 4m 8.48 26
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/24/2008 06:57:00 9 02/24/2008 06:57:00 9 0h 0m 2h 27m 10.61 26
Susitna River (In) 02/24/2008 08:33:00 9 02/24/2008 08:33:00 9 0h 0m 1h 36m 8.75 14
Willow Finish 02/24/2008 12:32:00 8 3h 59m 7.53 30