April 26, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Owens

Michael Owens

Bib Number: 21
Hometown: Nome, Alaska


Biography

Michael Owens, 16, was born and raised in Nome and has grown up around mushing. He says he started running his own team three years ago and has completed the Jr. Iditarod two times. “My family works together with dog chores and training. We have a kennel of 30 dogs. I am running this year’s Jr. Iditarod just because I can!” Michael is a freshman at the Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Washington, and when asked what school activities he participates in, he replies, “study.” He enjoys soaring, flying and fishing and plans to attend aviation school when he finishes high school. He wants to obtain his aviation degree with as many certifications as possible. He does not expect to continue mushing.

Sponsors

Michelle Mucha
Bryce Pearson
Pat & Mike Owens & family


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake 02/28/2009 10:00:00 10 02/28/2009 10:41:00 10 0h 41m 0
Burma Road 02/28/2009 13:08:00 10 02/28/2009 13:08:00 10 0h 0m 2h 27m 10.20 25
Susitna River (Out) 02/28/2009 16:21:00 10 02/28/2009 16:21:00 10 0h 0m 3h 13m 7.77 25
Eagle Song (Out) 02/28/2009 18:17:00 10 02/28/2009 18:20:00 10 0h 3m 1h 56m 7.76 15
Yentna Station (Out) 02/28/2009 21:06:00 03/01/2009 07:08:00 10 10h 2m 2h 46m 7.23 20
Eagle Song (In) 03/01/2009 09:15:00 10 03/01/2009 09:16:00 10 0h 1m 2h 7m 9.45 20
Susitna River (In) 03/01/2009 10:50:00 10 03/01/2009 10:50:00 10 0h 0m 1h 34m 9.57 15
Willow Lake 03/01/2009 14:47:50 10 3h 57m 7.59 30