September 20, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Perry Solmonson

Perry Solmonson

Bib Number: 19
Hometown: Plain, WA
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Biography

Perry Solmonson, 47, was born in Colorado. When he was five, his father was transferred to Alaska with the Air Force and he lived here until 1976. He finished his last two years of high school in California. Perry began mushing in 1995 and says he was interested in the Iditarod since it started. He was the Red Lantern winner in the 2005 Iditarod, his first. Perry says, “It’s an adventure of a lifetime. I enjoy being a part of the celebration of volunteerism that drives this great event. To share a goal with my dogs and work together to achieve a bonding relationship that seems to equal no others.” For the last 25 years, Perry has been the owner of Prince William Sound Kayak Center in Whittier. He’s a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the Washington Mid-Distance Mushers. He says his special interests are sea kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and sled building. Perry and his wife, Lois, have two children, Mira, 7 and Anders, 5.

Sponsors

Joan Snouffer, KS
Hal & Kristina Tamm-Finnerud, WA
Stan Gladys Solmonson, WA
Rick Parnell/Courtesy Auto Service, WA
Scott Welsh/Courtesy Auto Service, WA

Shernel Kelley, WA
Slena Coulter, WA
Scott & Sherri Naumann, WA
Darrin & Vicki Labensky, WA


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 10:39:00 12 0h 39m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:57:00 12 1h 18m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:34:00 16 0h 34m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:33:00 16 3/06 22:00:00 16 3h 27m 3h 59m 11.30 45
Skwentna 3/07 01:20:00 16 3/07 08:14:00 16 6h 54m 3h 20m 10.20 34
Finger Lake 3/07 13:18:00 16 3/07 18:01:00 16 4h 43m 5h 4m 8.88 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 22:31:00 16 3/08 09:42:00 16 11h 11m 4h 30m 6.67 30
Rohn 3/08 14:59:00 16 3/08 21:00:00 16 6h 1m 5h 17m 9.09 48
Nikolai 3/09 16:06:00 16 3/10 18:08:00 16 26h 2m 19h 6m 4.87 ✔ 93
McGrath 3/11 00:07:00 16 3/11 07:54:00 13 7h 47m 5h 59m 8.02 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/11 10:28:00 13 3/11 10:34:00 13 0h 6m 2h 34m 8.96 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 14:06:00 13 3/12 06:17:00 13 16h 11m 3h 32m 10.75 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/12 19:14:00 13 3/13 10:25:00 13 15h 11m 12h 57m 6.95 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 19:28:00 13 3/14 06:15:00 13 10h 47m 9h 3m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 10:02:00 13 3/14 10:15:00 11 0h 13m 3h 47m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 13:24:00 11 3/15 06:17:00 11 16h 53m 3h 9m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 11:47:00 11 3/15 20:16:00 11 8h 29m 5h 30m 10.91 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 04:45:00 11 3/16 16:58:00 11 12h 13m 8h 29m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 14:53:00 11 3/17 21:45:00 11 6h 52m 21h 55m 4.11 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 04:33:00 11 3/18 12:40:00 11 8h 7m 6h 48m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 19:49:00 11 3/19 05:02:00 11 9h 13m 7h 9m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 11:28:00 11 3/19 16:28:00 11 5h 0m 6h 26m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 23:23:00 11 3/20 07:26:00 11 8h 3m 6h 55m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 14:43:00 11 3/20 14:56:00 11 0h 13m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 18:06:44 11 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22