July 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Jesse Klejka

Jesse Klejka

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Bethel, Alaska


Biography

Jesse Klejka, 17, started mushing when he was eight. He says, “I learned from my siblings.”

His first Jr. Iditarod was in 2011. He attends Bethel Regional High School where he participates in speech, band, cross country, poetry out loud and battle of the books. He says his hobbies are reading , walking, swimming (when it’s warm enough) and hanging with friends. “I am from a family of seven, of whom all have participated in helping maintain the kennel. Both my older brother and sister have run and won the Jr. Iditarod.”

Jesse plans on attending college but hasn’t decided on a career. He is also still thinking about mushing.

Sponsors

Klejka Family Kennel
Myron & Sue Angstman & Family
Ron & Janet, Pete & Tillie Kaiser
Bob Sept, DVM
K-300 Committee
Updegrove Family
Tom Brewer Family

Ace Cargo Anchorage Office/Greg Hawthorne and Crew and Bethel Office/Jeremy Westlake Aviation
Kerry Cobbledick
Ryan Saltzman
Dr. Bill Eggimann & Dr. Jane McClure
Will & Sheri Updegrove
Our Whole Community Out in Bethel Who Support Us in Many Ways Every Day of the Year
Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee
Linwood & Kathy Fiedler Family & Handlers

Awards

Rookie of the Year

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 10:08:00 10 10h 8m 0
Burma Road Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 11:35:00 10 02/26/2011 12:35:00 10 1h 0m 1h 27m 11.72 17
Su River Crossing (Out) 02/26/2011 13:55:00 10 02/26/2011 13:55:00 10 0h 0m 1h 20m 17.25 23
Eagle Song Lodge (Out) 02/26/2011 15:35:00 10 02/26/2011 15:36:00 10 0h 1m 1h 40m 9.00 15
Yentna Station 02/26/2011 18:05:00 10 02/27/2011 04:25:00 10 10h 20m 2h 29m 8.05 20
Eagle Song Lodge (In) 02/27/2011 06:45:00 10 02/27/2011 06:45:00 10 0h 0m 2h 20m 8.57 20
Su River Crossing (In) 02/27/2011 08:21:00 10 02/27/2011 08:21:00 10 0h 0m 1h 36m 9.38 15
Old Hunter Trail Head 02/27/2011 10:23:00 10 02/27/2011 10:23:00 10 0h 0m 2h 2m 8.85 18
Willow Lake - Finish 02/27/2011 13:09:00 10 2h 46m 7.95 22