September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Silvia Willis

Silvia Willis

Bib Number: 34
Hometown: Deshka River, Alaska
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Biography

Silvia Willis, 34, was born in Switzerland where she worked in hotels and in ski resorts before marrying Andy Willis in 1999 and moving to Alaska. She and Andy have owned a lodge on the Deshka for the lat seven years. Silvia began mushing in 1999 and says the family she married into had dogs so it was natural for her to start running dogs. She had trained horses before coming to Alaska so she says it was an easy transition to training dogs. "I enjoy working with animals in general and I enjoy the great outdoors and Alaska's wilderness." Silvia lists her hobbies as fishing, hunting, flowers, pets and card games.

Sponsors

Alaska’s Deshka River Lodge
Grebe Lake Enterprises
Mike & Merts
Sena Country

Arizona Cowboys
Polar Wire
Chuck McKerney (Helly Hansen)
Tim Simpkins


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:12:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:10:00 12 0h 58m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:04:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:35:00 16 3/04 18:39:00 16 0h 4m 3h 31m 12.80 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:42:00 16 3/05 03:25:00 16 5h 43m 3h 3m 11.15 34
Finger Lake 3/05 08:11:00 16 3/05 08:22:00 15 0h 11m 4h 46m 9.44 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:03:00 15 3/05 19:16:00 13 7h 13m 3h 41m 8.14 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 01:17:00 13 3/06 07:41:00 13 6h 24m 6h 1m 7.98 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 18:20:00 13 3/07 00:37:00 13 6h 17m 10h 39m 7.51 80
McGrath 3/07 06:33:00 13 3/07 06:45:00 13 0h 12m 5h 56m 8.09 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 09:06:00 13 3/08 10:50:00 13 25h 44m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 13:16:00 13 3/08 13:28:00 12 0h 12m 2h 26m 10.27 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 04:43:00 12 3/09 12:29:00 12 7h 46m 15h 15m 5.90 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/09 22:00:00 12 3/10 06:40:00 12 8h 40m 9h 31m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 09:53:00 12 3/10 10:05:00 12 0h 12m 3h 13m 7.77 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 12:53:00 12 3/10 19:00:00 12 6h 7m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 04:58:00 12 3/11 12:35:00 12 7h 37m 8h 58m 6.69 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 20:16:00 12 3/12 04:35:00 12 8h 19m 7h 41m 9.11 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/12 18:30:00 12 3/13 01:14:00 11 6h 44m 13h 55m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 07:18:00 11 11 6h 4m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/13 17:19:00 11 3/13 23:31:00 11 6h 12m ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 05:42:00 11 3/14 06:08:00 11 0h 26m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 15:05:00 11 3/14 23:13:00 10 8h 8m 8h 57m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:49:00 10 3/15 06:50:00 10 0h 1m 7h 36m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:42:51 10 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22