April 20, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Carole Keller

Carole Keller

Bib Number: 10
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska


Biography

Carole Keller, 17, began mushing in 2006 with five dogs and she says she had seven by the end of the year. “My mom brought home a five dog team and I was cool enough to get into it.? By 2007 she had 10 dogs and began racing. She finished last year’s Jr. Iditarod and plans to improve her place this year and run more races. “I’m also mentoring a fellow musher who previously ran sprint races. My lead ran in the Iditarod twice as a leader and my original leader was trained by me. I run right out of the driveway, near Eklutna Lake, and occasionally make trips to our cabin for “training week.? Carole is a junior at Chugiak High School. She says she is big into the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program and she enjoys reading, talking to friends, relaxing on line, writing (poetry/short stories) and listening to music. She says that when she graduates she may do a 13th year of school in Germany and wants to go to college and become an interpreter/translator. She says that maybe in time, following college, she’ll get back into mushing.

Sponsors

Matanuska Thunderstruck Catnip
Trans Alaska Mechanical, LLC
Pro Scoffold Services
Collins Construction
Family Pharmacy
Pete Stromstead, NE
Janine Herr & Brian Hull
Eagles Lodge Aerie 4174
Chewy’s Dog Wash
Mike Tvenge
Konrad’s Workshop
Koehler Construction
Jon & Jona Van Zyle
Alaska Built Clothing Company
Mat-Su Community Pediatics
K’s Construction
Coldfoot Environmental
Valley Home Center
Matanuska Thunderstruck Catnip
Trans Alaska Mechanical, LLC

Pro Scoffold Services
Collins Construction
Family Pharmacy
Pete Stromstead, NE
Janine Herr & Brian Hull
Eagles Lodge Aerie 4174
Chewy’s Dog Wash
Mike Tvenge
Konrad’s Workshop
Koehler Construction
Jon & Jona Van Zyle
Alaska Built Clothing Company
Mat-Su Community Pediatics
K’s Construction
Coldfoot Environmental
Valley Home Center
Boone Dock Sporting Goods
Tim & Bernice Wolfe
Heather Moore


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 10:19:00 10 0h 19m 0
Burma Road 02/28/2009 13:02:00 10 02/28/2009 13:02:00 10 0h 0m 2h 43m 9.20 25
Susitna River (Out) 02/28/2009 16:36:00 10 02/28/2009 16:36:00 10 0h 0m 3h 34m 7.01 25
Eagle Song (Out) 02/28/2009 18:46:00 10 02/28/2009 18:48:00 10 0h 2m 2h 10m 6.92 15
Yentna Station (Out) 02/28/2009 21:56:00 10 03/01/2009 08:22:00 10 10h 26m 3h 8m 6.38 20
Eagle Song (In) 03/01/2009 11:10:00 10 03/01/2009 11:14:00 10 0h 4m 2h 48m 7.14 20
Susitna River (In) 03/01/2009 13:03:00 10 03/01/2009 13:03:00 10 0h 0m 1h 49m 8.26 15
Willow Lake 03/01/2009 17:52:23 10 4h 49m 6.23 30