September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Bryan Bearss

Bryan Bearss

Bib Number: 3
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Bryan Bearss, 38, was born and raised in Michigan. He received his B.S. in Outdoor Education from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, in 2000. He first became interested in mushing when he took a dog mushing class while attending Northland College. After graduation, he taught at a residential treatment center in Minnesota and a residential environmental education camp in southern Michigan. He moved to Alaska in the summer of 2002 for a summer job doing dog mushing tours with Jeff King at Husky Homestead. He continued his schooling in Alaska, attending Alaska Pacific University and getting K-8 teaching certification, and then he went on to University of Alaska Anchorage to receive an M.E. in Educational Leadership. He’s been a teacher in Anchorage for the last seven years. He notes that he became hooked on mushing after training dogs with Bob Bundtzen, Zack Steer and Jeff King. He ran his first Iditarod in 2006. Bryan says, “After a seven year semi-retirement from mushing, I am back to provide a positive learning experience for a team of amazing dogs for Karin Hendrickson and her Blue on Black Kennel.”

Sponsors

Polar Max, NC
NEOS Overshoes, VT
Colleen Carrol, MD
Barbara DeRose, MD
Judy Dettner, MD
Ginger Huller, MD
Emily Human, MD
Dorthy Christine Parks, AK
Ruth S. Flournoy, AK

Pamela R. Bisson, AK
Ruth E. Dreny, AK
Daniel Meyer, TX
Marth Quimby, AK
Jean E. Boyd, FL
Sarah Morris, MD
Joy Tyson, Md.
Joy Tyson


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 10:04:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:13:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:02:00 16 3/05 14:02:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 17:42:00 16 3/05 17:42:00 16 0h 0m 3h 40m 12.27 45
Skwentna 3/05 21:14:00 16 3/05 21:19:00 16 0h 5m 3h 32m 9.62 34
Finger Lake 3/06 11:57:00 16 3/06 12:00:00 16 0h 3m 14h 38m 3.08 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 16:04:00 16 3/07 03:12:00 16 11h 8m 4h 4m 7.38 30
Rohn 3/07 06:52:00 16 3/07 13:00:00 16 6h 8m 3h 40m 13.09 48
Nikolai 3/07 21:15:00 16 3/08 03:00:00 16 5h 45m 8h 15m 11.27 93
McGrath 3/08 11:53:00 16 3/09 14:35:00 16 26h 42m 8h 53m 5.40 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 16:23:00 16 3/09 16:23:00 16 0h 0m 1h 48m 12.78 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 18:39:00 16 3/09 22:18:00 15 3h 39m 2h 16m 16.76 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 11:05:00 15 3/10 22:50:00 13 11h 45m 12h 47m 4.69 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 09:16:00 13 3/11 20:27:00 13 11h 11m 10h 26m 10.73 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 03:16:00 13 3/12 10:10:00 12 6h 54m 6h 49m 7.63 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 16:22:00 12 3/12 21:41:00 12 5h 19m 6h 12m 8.39 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 02:37:00 12 3/13 06:31:00 12 3h 54m 4h 56m 8.51 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 21:41:00 12 3/14 05:40:00 12 7h 59m 15h 10m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 11:00:00 12 3/14 17:05:00 10 6h 5m 5h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 23:08:00 10 3/15 04:35:00 10 5h 27m 6h 3m 9.59 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 10:32:00 10 3/15 15:55:00 10 5h 23m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 22:13:00 10 3/16 06:13:00 10 8h 0m 6h 18m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:35:00 10 3/16 12:37:00 10 0h 2m 6h 22m 8.64 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:40:10 10 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22