May 18, 2024

Musher Details

2017 Jr. Iditarod » Mushers » Emma Shawcroft

Emma Shawcroft

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Emma Showcroft, 17, is the oldest of five kids in her family. She started mushing about seven years ago when she started training with a family friend. She finished third in last year’s Jr. Iditarod. She has a strong oonnection with all her dogs but her connection with Tiger is the strongest. Emma says, “Tiger loves me and I love her.” A senior at Lathrop High School, she participates in cross country running, cross country skiing, choir, media club, and after school art classes. Emma says her hobbies are snowmachining, drawing, painting, singing, writing, piano, soccer and hunting. After graduation, Emma plans to go to college either in Fairbanks, Anchorage or Idaho. She says, “I love running my dogs. Sometimes it’s hard to do so. As a senior in high school many adult responsibilities are being shoved in our faces. And trying to make plans and get SAT’s and ACT’s, it’s a pile of papers being stacked on top of one another. Mushing takes up hours and hours of personal time, putting mile after mile on the dogs so they will go the length of the trip. The pressure all around is building. Finding scholarship money for college — it’s all just becoming a wall. Being overwhelmed is quite common in these situations. The best solution is to push through and focus on one individual project, which relates to time management. Sometimes homework loads get in the way of mushing. But I’m so lucky to have a dad who’s so amazing to help run the dogs when I have loads to do even though he’s busy. My dad is a big support in my life. I don’t know what I’d do without him.”


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2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 10hr
Knik Lake 02/25/2017 10:12:00 10 0
Burma Road 02/25/2017 11:11:00 10 02/25/2017 11:11:00 10 0h 0m 0h 59m 18.31 18
Su River Crossing 02/25/2017 13:55:00 10 02/25/2017 13:55:00 10 0h 0m 2h 44m 8.05 22
Eagle Song 02/25/2017 15:37:00 10 02/25/2017 15:38:00 10 0h 1m 1h 42m 8.82 15
Yentna Station 02/25/2017 18:06:00 10 02/26/2017 04:20:00 9 10h 14m 2h 28m 8.11 ✔ 20
Eagle Song 02/26/2017 06:40:00 9 02/26/2017 06:40:00 9 0h 0m 2h 20m 8.57 ✔ 20
Su River Crossing 02/26/2017 10:00:00 9 02/26/2017 10:10:00 9 0h 10m 3h 20m 4.50 ✔ 15
Old Hunter Trail Head 02/26/2017 10:30:00 9 02/26/2017 10:30:00 9 0h 0m 0h 20m 66.00 ✔ 22
Willow Community Center 02/26/2017 12:40:03 9 2h 10m 8.31 ✔ 18