June 21, 2018

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2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 48, was born in New Hampshire and raised in Puerto Rice then Missouri. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) with a degree in Biology. She came to Alaska 25 years ago to work for US Fish and Wildlife. Aliy traveled around Alaska assisting with studies on fish, moose, caribou, beaver, wolves and other wildlife. She then settled in a small village above the Arctic Circle, Bettles, for her first winter. Aliy adopted her first sled dog, Skunk, and built a sled. She then spent several years exploring the Arctic by dog team while living in Bettles. Aliy and her dogs moved to Two Rivers, Alaska and lived in a cabin along the Yukon Quest trail. In 1998, Aliy raced her first 1,000 mile sled dog race, the Yukon Quest. She went on to win the Yukon Quest in the year 2000. Aliy began racing the Iditarod in 2001 and has started, and finished, every Iditarod since then. Aliy and her husband, Allen Moore, own and operate SP Kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. Aliy’s goal is to win the Iditarod with the wonderful dogs that she breeds, raises, and trains. She says that she began mushing years ago because she simply enjoyed being with dogs, she still does. Aliy considers the Iditarod the ultimate statement for the dog-human bond. “Until you go out along the Iditarod trail and find your team in an extreme blizzard or an impossible wilderness situation, you will never truly know how awesome Alaskan Huskys are and their incredible dedication to us as human beings. I am amazed year after year by my dogs.”

Sponsors

Eagle Super Premium Pet Foods, IN
Beaver Sports
Chena Ridge Vet Clinic
Alaska West Express
Compositech
Kim & Tom Pogpat
Dr. John & Joanne Wilson
Ken & Amy Wheaton
Randy & D’Ann Chappel
Tom Eckhoff
Mrs. Robert McDonald

Folkestone Inn, NC
Wright Air Service
Mr & Mrs Jerry Farrington
Caroline Hite
Hank Hiller
Reilly's - An Anchorage Irish Pub
Howling Dog Mushing Supplies
Native Eyewear
Granite Gear
Patrons of the Pioneer Bar, the Buckaroo Bar and Reilly's

Awards

Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 10:59:00 12 0h 59m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:08:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:52:00 16 0h 52m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:43:00 16 3/06 18:47:00 16 0h 4m 3h 51m 11.69 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:50:00 16 3/07 00:55:00 16 0h 5m 6h 3m 5.62 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:29:00 16 3/07 09:30:00 16 0h 1m 8h 34m 5.25 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:00:00 16 3/07 18:06:00 16 5h 6m 3h 30m 8.57 30
Rohn 3/07 23:02:00 16 3/07 23:13:00 16 0h 11m 4h 56m 9.73 48
Nikolai 3/08 13:40:00 16 3/08 19:10:00 16 5h 30m 14h 27m 6.44 93
McGrath 3/09 01:20:00 16 3/09 01:26:00 16 0h 6m 6h 10m 7.78 48
Takotna 3/09 03:35:00 16 3/10 05:19:00 16 25h 44m 2h 9m 10.70 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 07:34:00 16 3/10 07:43:00 16 0h 9m 2h 15m 16.89 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/10 22:43:00 16 3/11 04:17:00 16 5h 34m 15h 0m 6.00 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 12:55:00 16 3/11 20:55:00 14 8h 0m 8h 38m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 00:40:00 14 3/12 00:45:00 14 0h 5m 3h 45m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 04:12:00 14 3/12 09:38:00 13 5h 26m 3h 27m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 02:18:00 13 3/13 02:33:00 11 0h 15m 16h 40m 3.60 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 10:05:00 11 3/13 15:50:00 11 5h 45m 7h 32m 9.29 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 03:15:00 11 3/14 09:33:00 10 6h 18m 11h 25m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 14:55:00 10 3/14 20:10:00 10 5h 15m 5h 22m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 01:18:00 10 3/15 01:30:00 10 0h 12m 5h 8m 11.30 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 11:18:00 10 3/15 14:18:00 10 3h 0m 9h 48m 4.90 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 21:56:00 10 3/16 05:56:00 10 8h 0m 7h 38m 6.03 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:49:00 10 3/16 12:50:00 10 0h 1m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:46:30 10 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22