January 23, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Merissa Osmar

Merissa Osmar

Bib Number: 9
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
Kasilof Mercantile
Howling Wolf Furs
Sheraton Hotel
Kasilof Enterprise
Soldotna Animal Hospital

Jerry Nybakken, DVM
Our best friends
Dean Osmar
Clam Gulch Lodge
Ninilchik Family Dentistry


2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Start 02/27/2010 10:16:00 10 0
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/27/2010 13:58:00 10 02/27/2010 13:58:00 10 0h 0m 3h 42m 10.81 40
Eagle Song (Out) 02/27/2010 15:28:00 10 02/27/2010 15:29:00 10 0h 1m 1h 30m 10.00 15
Yentna Station 02/27/2010 17:38:10 10 02/28/2010 03:48:10 10 10h 10m 2h 9m 9.30 20
Eagle Song (In) 02/28/2010 06:00:00 10 02/28/2010 06:02:00 10 0h 2m 2h 11m 9.16 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/28/2010 07:42:00 10 02/28/2010 07:42:00 10 0h 0m 1h 40m 9.00 15
Finish 02/28/2010 12:01:25 10 4h 19m 9.27 40