July 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Annika Olesen

Annika Olesen

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: Yellowknife, NWT, CANADA
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Biography

Annika Olesen, 17, says her parents have been mushing 30 years, so “I guess I was born into it. I got my first sled of my 6th birthday.” Annika and her family live 160 miles away from the nearest town. Her parents have lived on the homestead 25 years. She says, “My family and I have raised the majority of my team from puppies and the training and racing is a full family effort. She is homeschooled through the Alberta Distance Learning Centre and in grade 11. Her hobbies besides mushing include archery, horses, horse racing, playing guitar, building things from wood and just being with her dogs. She would like to be an exercise rider and groom for race horses, and says she will never give up mushing completely but may take a break while she does other things. Her dad, Dave Olesen is an 8 time finisher of the Iditarod. Annika finished the 2011 Jr. Iditarod in 12th place and she says she is very excited to be back again!

Sponsors

Richard & Laurie Goldsmith
The Hamlyn Family
Bruce Gordon & Phyllis Haines
Harry Turner
Jim Pioch
Clark Tufte
Mitch Gilbert
Cynthia Brown

Dave Armstrong & Joanne Bozek
Morten Asfelt & Krystal Shirley
Avens Associates, Ltd.
Dave Smith & Fran Hurcomb/East Arm Freighting
Jeremy Giroux
Philippa Foster Back
Robert Mulders


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 10:12:00 10 10h 12m 0
Burma Road Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 11:52:00 10 02/26/2011 11:52:00 10 0h 0m 1h 40m 10.20 17
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 14:27:00 10 02/26/2011 14:27:00 10 0h 0m 2h 35m 8.90 23
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/26/2011 16:43:00 10 02/26/2011 16:47:00 10 0h 4m 2h 16m 6.62 15
Yentna Station 02/26/2011 19:51:00 10 02/27/2011 06:07:00 10 10h 16m 3h 4m 6.52 20
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/27/2011 08:48:00 10 02/27/2011 08:58:00 8 0h 10m 2h 41m 7.45 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/27/2011 10:43:00 8 02/27/2011 10:43:00 8 0h 0m 1h 45m 8.57 15
Old Hunter Trail Head 02/27/2011 13:40:00 8 02/27/2011 13:40:00 8 0h 0m 2h 57m 6.10 18
Willow Lake - Finish 02/27/2011 17:19:46 8 3h 39m 6.03 22