January 19, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Merissa Osmar

Merissa Osmar

Bib Number: 10
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

Red Paw Inc, WI
Kasilof Enterprise
Our Best Friends Pat Store
Carlile Transportation
Sheraton Hotel/Anchorage
Howling Wolf Furs
Clam Gulch Lodge

Clam Shell Lodge
Kasilof Mercantile
Ninilchik Family Dentistry
C & M Muffler
Dean Osmar
Redoubt Realty
Friends & Family

Awards

Blue Harness (Lead Dog Award)
Humanitarian

2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake - Start 02/26/2011 00:00:00 02/26/2011 10:18:00 10 10h 18m 0
Burma Road Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 11:42:00 10 02/26/2011 11:42:00 10 0h 0m 1h 24m 12.14 17
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 13:48:00 10 02/26/2011 13:48:00 10 0h 0m 2h 6m 10.95 23
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/26/2011 15:17:00 10 02/26/2011 15:17:00 10 0h 0m 1h 29m 10.11 15
Yentna Station 02/26/2011 17:31:00 10 02/27/2011 03:41:00 10 10h 10m 2h 14m 8.96 20
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/27/2011 05:42:00 10 02/27/2011 05:44:00 10 0h 2m 2h 1m 9.92 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/27/2011 07:06:00 10 02/27/2011 07:06:00 10 0h 0m 1h 22m 10.98 15
Old Hunter Trail Head 02/27/2011 11:55:00 10 02/27/2011 11:55:00 10 0h 0m 4h 49m 3.74 18
Willow Lake - Finish 02/27/2011 14:20:00 10 2h 25m 9.10 22