October 17, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Fawn Wilson

Fawn Wilson

Bib Number: 17
Hometown: Cicero, IN


Biography

Fawn Wilson, 17, says she started mushing when she was 13. She became “enthralled with the sport” after reading Jack London’s The Call of the Wild when she was nine. She says, “Probably most interesting is that I come from Indiana, a place known for corn and basketball” not sled dogs. It was a challenge learning this sport virtually on my own, isolated from other mushers. (I think we are the only ones in my state.) But I’ve had a lot of mentoring from long distance with some Iditarod mushers and am now very fortunate to have gained a training position with Mitch Seavey, and his family. Without their belief in me and their guidance, this opportunity to come away from cornfields to Alaska would not have happened. I am eternally grateful. If all goes well and I finish the race, I will be the first person from Indiana , the first Hoosier, to compete in Alaska’s Jr. Iditarod.? Fawn has raced sprint races in Michigan and has always finished in the top ten. She attends Hamilton Heights High School in Cicero, Indiana, where she is a junior. She says she does a lot of 4-H, rides horses, enjoys photography, riflery and showing her dogs in agility. She hopes to attend the University of Alaska and study wildlife conservation or something connected with the global climate change. She emphatically says she will continue mushing.

Sponsors

Jason Herrmann, DVM, IN
Stoeppelwerth & Associates Engineers & Surveyors, IN
Silly Safsris, IN
The Lutz family, IN
The Robertson family, IN
The Wilson family, IN
The Wilson family, GA

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Skole, IN
David Skole, PhD, MI
Hamilton County Parks Department, IN
Hamilton Heights School Corporation, IN: Mitch Seavey & family
Karen Land, MT
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Conour, IN
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Blackford, IN

Awards

Rookie of the Year

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 10:32:00 10 02/23/2008 10:32:00 10 0h 0m 0
Susitna River (Out) 02/23/2008 13:13:00 10 02/23/2008 13:13:00 10 0h 0m 2h 41m 11.18 30
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/23/2008 14:34:00 10 02/23/2008 14:34:00 10 0h 0m 1h 21m 10.37 14
Yentna Station (Out) 02/23/2008 16:41:00 10 02/24/2008 02:52:00 10 10h 11m 2h 7m 12.28 26
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/24/2008 05:03:00 10 02/24/2008 05:04:00 8 0h 1m 2h 11m 11.91 26
Susitna River (In) 02/24/2008 06:33:00 8 02/24/2008 06:33:00 8 0h 0m 1h 29m 9.44 14
Willow Finish 02/24/2008 09:41:00 8 3h 8m 9.57 30