June 24, 2018

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2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 26
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 Pack Pet Foods
Horizon Lines of Alaska
Alaska West Express
Randy & D’Ann Chappel
Mrs. Chevie McDonald
Mr. Sam Zirkle
Beaver Sports
Chena Ridge Vet Clinic
Eagle Pack Holistic Natural Pet Foods
Horizon Lines of Alaska
Beaver Sports
Chena Ridge Veterinary Clinic
Reilly’s – An Anchorage Irish Pub
Folkstone Inn
Wright Air Service
Randy & D’Ann Chappel

Ken & Amy Wheaton
Tom Eckhoff
Mrs. Robert McDonald
Sam Zirkle
Mr & Mrs. Jerry Farrington
Folkestone Inn, NC
Myles & Creighton Consulting, LLC
Alaska West Express
Carol Andrews
Patrons of the Pioneer Bar , The Buckaroo and Reilly’s
Bill Ferguson
Mary Ann & Jean Eschrich
Caroline Hite
Hank Hiller
Jan & Suye Suwinski
Mike Jaskifwicz


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 10:55:00 12
BLM 3/04 12:02:00 12 1h 7m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:48:00 16 3/05 14:48:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:26:00 16 3/05 18:26:00 16 0h 0m 3h 38m 12.39 45
Skwentna 3/06 00:11:00 16 16 5h 45m 5.91 34
Finger Lake 3/06 09:58:00 16 3/06 10:03:00 15 0h 5m 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 13:42:00 15 3/06 19:44:00 15 6h 2m 3h 39m 8.22 30
Rohn 3/07 00:01:00 15 3/07 00:11:00 15 0h 10m 4h 17m 11.21 48
Nikolai 3/07 14:37:00 15 3/07 19:45:00 14 5h 8m 14h 26m 6.44 93
McGrath 3/08 02:18:00 14 3/08 02:21:00 14 0h 3m 6h 33m 7.33 48
Takotna 3/08 04:59:00 14 3/09 06:57:00 14 25h 58m 2h 38m 8.73 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 09:14:00 14 3/09 09:20:00 14 0h 6m 2h 17m 16.64 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/09 23:30:00 14 3/09 23:43:00 14 0h 13m 14h 10m 4.24 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 15:00:00 14 3/10 23:00:00 14 8h 0m 15h 17m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 05:20:00 14 3/11 11:35:00 14 6h 15m 6h 20m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 17:35:00 14 3/11 22:11:00 14 4h 36m 6h 0m 8.67 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 03:24:00 14 3/12 03:37:00 14 0h 13m 5h 13m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 22:57:00 14 3/13 04:42:00 12 5h 45m 19h 20m 4.66 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 10:45:00 12 3/13 13:44:00 11 2h 59m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 21:33:00 11 3/13 21:42:00 10 0h 9m 7h 49m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 10:45:00 10 3/14 12:30:00 10 1h 45m 13h 3m 3.68 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 20:04:00 10 3/15 04:07:00 9 8h 3m 7h 34m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 11:28:00 9 3/15 11:30:00 9 0h 2m 7h 21m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 14:36:50 9 3h 6m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 22