September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Merissa Osmar

Merissa Osmar

Bib Number: 8
Hometown: Ninilchik, Alaska


Biography

Merissa Osmar, 16, is a 3rd generation musher and followed in her dad’s footsteps when she won the Jr. Iditarod in 2010. He is the daughter of Tim Osmar, three time Jr. Iditarod winner and grand daughter of Dean Osmar, 1984 Iditarod champion. Merissa started mushing when she was three, “because I loved being with my dogs,” she says. She continues, “I won the 2010 Jr. Iditarod and I enjoy everything mushing has to offer.”
Merissa is in the 11th grade at Skyview High School and participate sin track and soccer at school. She also enjoys sports, skiing and snowboarding. Merissa says she wants to go to college and become a veterinarian. And she says she will continue mushing.

Sponsors

Carlile Transportation
Sheraton Hotel
Kasilof Mercentile
Sue’s Sew Shop/Howling Wolf Furs
Dean Osmar

Jerry/Rachael Scdoris, OR
Soldotna Animal Hospital
Jersey Subs
Papa Murphys

Awards

Rookie of the Year

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 10:16:00 10 0h 16m 0
Burma Road 02/28/2009 12:53:00 10 02/28/2009 12:53:00 10 0h 0m 2h 37m 9.55 25
Susitna River (Out) 02/28/2009 15:56:00 10 02/28/2009 15:56:00 10 0h 0m 3h 3m 8.20 25
Eagle Song (Out) 02/28/2009 17:44:00 10 02/28/2009 17:45:00 10 0h 1m 1h 48m 8.33 15
Yentna Station (Out) 02/28/2009 20:23:00 10 03/01/2009 06:47:00 10 10h 24m 2h 38m 7.59 20
Eagle Song (In) 03/01/2009 08:51:00 10 03/01/2009 08:52:00 10 0h 1m 2h 4m 9.68 20
Susitna River (In) 03/01/2009 10:26:00 10 03/01/2009 10:26:00 10 0h 0m 1h 34m 9.57 15
Willow Lake 03/01/2009 14:33:48 10 4h 7m 7.29 30