September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Lynda Plettner

Lynda Plettner

Bib Number: 38
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Currently planning to enter her 13th Iditarod Race, Lynda has been racing in and training others to participate in the Iditarod for 19 years. Lynda and her students have now finished a combined total of 25 Iditarod Sled Dog Races. As a result of her devotion to her dogs and her profession, she has been featured in several documentaries, including a PBS Special. She has a passion for teaching mushing and her expertise has been proven, because eleven of her students have crossed the finish line in Nome.

 

Lynda is one of only a handful of women to repetitively complete the Iditarod, and she strives toward being a role model for young girls and women. In doing so, she hopes to exemplify that anything in life is possible, if one sets his/her mind to it and truly loves that he/she is doing despite the odds.

 

Lynda owns and operates Plettner Sled Dog Kennels. She is 59 years old, was born in New York City and raised in Palm Springs, California. She has trained race horses, worked as a carpenter, and done many interesting things besides mushing. She is the mother of two adult children, Jody and Slade. Her current business, other than dogs, is the assisted living home she manages, a home for mentally challenged and mentally ill adults.

 

Sponsors

Pro Pac Dog Food, IN
Alaska Animal Food Warehouse
“Finney” Andrea H Aufder Heyde, IN
Dr. Nancy & Roy Livingston, CA
Karen-Liane Shiba, CA
Mike & Mary Dillingham
Tom Gastric
Tony & Dolores Waffen
Jean Chickering, WI
Ellen Halverson
Barbara Matlack

Orv Matlack, AZ
B & S Excursion, IN
Nancy Fritzal, CA
Jeff Budd
Rick & Tiffany Holt
Laura I Bonde, IN
Shafter Berkshre, IN
R.L. Comstock, WI
Linda Goldman, MA
Vincent & Patricia Pisano, FL


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 11:21:00 12
BLM 3/04 12:27:00 12 1h 6m 0.00
Willow 3/05 15:12:00 16 3/05 15:12:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:56:00 16 3/05 18:56:00 16 0h 0m 3h 44m 12.05 45
Skwentna 3/05 22:18:00 16 3/06 06:04:00 16 7h 46m 3h 22m 10.10 34
Finger Lake 3/06 11:32:00 16 3/06 15:31:00 15 3h 59m 5h 28m 8.23 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 19:24:00 15 3/07 08:03:00 15 12h 39m 3h 53m 7.73 30
Rohn 3/07 12:05:00 15 3/07 19:18:00 15 7h 13m 4h 2m 11.90 48
Nikolai 3/08 03:50:00 15 3/08 15:35:00 15 11h 45m 8h 32m 10.90 93
McGrath 3/08 20:41:00 15 3/08 21:10:00 15 0h 29m 5h 6m 9.41 48
Takotna 3/08 23:06:00 15 3/10 06:42:00 15 31h 36m 1h 56m 11.90 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 08:46:00 15 3/10 09:22:00 13 0h 36m 2h 4m 18.39 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 19:09:00 13 3/11 11:42:00 13 16h 33m 9h 47m 6.13 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 21:17:00 13 3/12 07:40:00 13 10h 23m 9h 35m 11.69 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/12 13:38:00 13 3/12 23:02:00 12 9h 24m 5h 58m 8.72 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/13 04:13:00 12 3/13 11:30:00 12 7h 17m 5h 11m 10.03 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/13 15:43:00 12 3/14 08:31:00 12 16h 48m 4h 13m 9.96 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/14 22:13:00 12 3/15 05:51:00 12 7h 38m 13h 42m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 10:20:00 12 3/15 16:59:00 12 6h 39m 4h 29m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 21:38:00 12 3/16 06:14:00 12 8h 36m 4h 39m 12.47 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 11:03:00 12 3/16 14:53:00 12 3h 50m 4h 49m 9.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 20:18:00 12 3/17 06:13:00 12 9h 55m 5h 25m 8.49 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 11:37:00 12 3/17 11:41:00 12 0h 4m 5h 24m 10.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 14:06:05 12 2h 25m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 22