June 17, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Gerald Sousa

Gerald Sousa

Bib Number: 22
Hometown: Talkeetna, Alaska
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Biography

Jerry Sousa, 54, was born in California where he lived until he was 12. He moved to Alaska with his family in 1971 and has been here ever since. He graduated from Susitna Valley High School in Talkeetna, and he attended UAA. He began mushing in 1978, and said he became interested in the Iditarod in 2001 when he met Kathleen Holden, who happened to have a dog team. He says,”After stepping out of racing for a year, I can’t wait to race again.” Jerry is a member of the Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc. and the IOFC and he owns Talkeetna Adventure Company, LLC. He and Kathleen are the parents of Nicolas, 12, and Jerry has two adult children, Denali and Fritha. Jerry lists his hobbies and interests as hunting, flying, and travel to warm places.

Sponsors

Sky Trekking Alaska & Crystal Creek Lodge
Alaska Mountain Magic
Talkeetna Chocolate Corner

Claire Fitzgaireld
James Yates, M.D.
Lannie Hamilton, D.V.M.


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 10:46:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 11:48:00 12 1h 2m 0.00
Willow 3/04 14:40:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:12:00 16 3/04 20:26:00 16 2h 14m 3h 32m 12.74 45
Skwentna 3/04 23:24:00 16 3/04 23:29:00 16 0h 5m 2h 58m 11.46 34
Finger Lake 3/05 08:50:00 16 3/05 09:00:00 16 0h 10m 9h 21m 4.81 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 17:37:00 16 3/05 17:44:00 16 0h 7m 8h 37m 3.48 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 00:13:00 16 3/07 18:41:00 15 42h 28m 6h 29m 7.40 ✔ 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/08 09:31:00 15 3/08 14:44:00 14 5h 13m 14h 50m 5.39 ✔ 80
McGrath 3/08 20:20:00 14 3/09 04:42:00 14 8h 22m 5h 36m 8.57 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/09 06:52:00 14 3/09 07:17:00 14 0h 25m 2h 10m 8.31 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/09 09:58:00 14 3/09 15:28:00 13 5h 30m 2h 41m 9.32 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/10 13:54:00 13 3/11 06:11:00 13 15h 17m 22h 26m 4.01 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/11 13:49:00 13 3/12 00:17:00 12 10h 28m 7h 38m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 03:53:00 12 3/12 04:44:00 12 0h 51m 3h 36m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 07:03:00 12 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ ✔ Scratched 18