June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Suprenant

Michael Suprenant

Bib Number: 46
Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska
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Biography

Michael Suprenant, 53, was born in Germany while his dad was stationed there. He spent his youth living in Germany, Texas, and New Mexico. After High School, he joined the Air Force as an avionics technician, working on various aircraft including F-4s, A-10s, C-130s, C-5s, C-141s, KC-10s, KC-135s, and the C-17. Mike has spent time all over the world including Hawaii, Japan, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. He came to Alaska with the Air Force in 1997 and says he volunteered for Alaska expecting great skiing and fishing. He began thinking about the Iditarod at that time and became an Iditarod volunteer. After the Air Force, he decided to stay in Alaska to pursue his Iditarod dream. Mike began mushing in 2001 and moved to Chugiak from Anchorage to be able to run dogs. With some great advice from Iditarod veterans and his own experiences as a volunteer on the trail, he crafted a plan to run the Iditarod. Mike currently is an employee of the US Government. He earned a BA in Business in 2003 and an AA in Avionics in 1994. He enjoys building and gardening. Michael is married to Debbie.


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:39:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:28:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:17:00 16 3/02 23:03:00 16 3h 46m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:01:00 16 3/03 08:09:00 16 6h 8m 2h 58m 11.46 34
Finger Lake 3/03 13:28:00 16 3/03 18:48:00 15 5h 20m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 23:01:00 15 3/04 07:28:00 15 8h 27m 4h 13m 7.11 30
Rohn 3/04 13:05:00 15 3/04 23:00:00 15 9h 55m 5h 37m 8.55 48
Nikolai 3/05 12:50:00 15 3/06 00:16:00 14 11h 26m 13h 50m 5.42 75
McGrath 3/06 06:35:00 14 3/06 11:45:00 14 5h 10m 6h 19m 8.55 54
Takotna 3/06 14:07:00 14 3/07 15:51:00 14 25h 44m 2h 22m 7.61 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 18:30:00 14 3/07 18:44:00 14 0h 14m 2h 39m 9.43 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 13:00:00 14 3/08 23:41:00 13 10h 41m 18h 16m 3.23 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 14:44:00 13 3/10 07:03:00 10 16h 19m 14h 3m 7.97 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 13:12:00 10 3/10 20:00:00 10 6h 48m 6h 9m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 02:44:00 10 3/11 17:10:00 10 14h 26m 6h 44m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 21:57:00 10 3/12 07:47:00 10 9h 50m 4h 47m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 21:27:00 10 3/13 06:58:00 10 9h 31m 13h 40m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 12:30:00 10 3/13 19:05:00 10 6h 35m 5h 32m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 01:26:00 10 3/14 08:44:00 9 7h 18m 6h 21m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 14:54:00 9 3/14 22:10:00 9 7h 16m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ ✔ Scratched 48