June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Heather Siirtola

Heather Siirtola

Bib Number: 47
Hometown: Talkeetna, Alaska
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Biography

Heather Siirtola, 33, was born and raised in North Dakota and later moved to Steamboat, Colorado to find sled dogs. She ran sled dog tours at Red Runner Dog Tours and ran a few short races and "was hooked." In September of 2003, she moved to Alaska to handle for Jerry Sousa and Kathleen Holden. After three year of being with them, she acquired he own dogs from their yard. She said," I enjoy the lifestyle of running dogs. I like the different challenges it brings. I have become ‘addicted' to the experience the Iditarod has given to my dogs and me. My dogs are my best friends. There is nothing better to me then spending time with them on the trail." Heather has been a bartender for the last seven years and says she enjoys four wheeling, camping and dogs.

Sponsors

Dennis Freeman;
Laurie Stec;
Dorothy Phillips
Dr. Jan Whitefeild
Carolyn Reitter
Capitol Electric, ND
Basin Electric
Heather Zimmerman
Lori Richards
Dan & Deb Stuart, WV
Jim & Karmen Siirtola

Dale & Darylene Ennen
bGlobal, GA
Vern Tajas
Joe McNasby, CO






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 11:41:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:30:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:59:00 16 3/02 23:38:00 15 3h 39m 4h 29m 9.37 42
Skwentna 3/03 03:19:00 15 3/03 07:18:00 15 3h 59m 3h 41m 9.23 34
Finger Lake 3/03 13:42:00 15 3/03 19:58:00 14 6h 16m 6h 24m 7.03 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 01:26:00 14 3/04 08:32:00 13 7h 6m 5h 28m 5.49 30
Rohn 3/04 15:39:00 13 3/04 21:27:00 13 5h 48m 7h 7m 6.74 48
Nikolai 3/05 15:27:00 13 3/05 23:36:00 11 8h 9m 18h 0m 4.17 75
McGrath 3/06 08:32:00 11 3/07 11:57:00 10 27h 25m 8h 56m 6.04 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 14:32:00 10 3/07 17:58:00 10 3h 26m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 20:58:00 10 3/07 21:30:00 10 0h 32m 3h 0m 8.33 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 21:45:00 10 3/09 08:50:00 9 10h 5m 24h 15m 2.43 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 23:26:00 9 3/10 09:54:00 8 10h 28m 14h 36m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 17:30:00 8 3/11 02:45:00 8 9h 15m 7h 36m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 10:38:00 8 3/11 19:15:00 8 8h 37m 7h 53m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 00:46:00 8 3/12 08:50:00 8 8h 4m 5h 31m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 02:19:00 8 3/13 12:05:00 8 9h 46m 17h 29m 5.15 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 18:46:00 8 3/14 02:37:00 8 7h 51m 6h 41m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 10:04:00 8 3/14 17:35:00 8 7h 31m 7h 27m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 00:34:00 8 3/15 11:25:00 8 10h 51m 6h 59m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 19:02:00 8 3/16 05:18:00 8 10h 16m 7h 37m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 13:06:00 8 3/16 13:26:00 8 0h 20m 7h 48m 7.05 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 16:49:12 8 3h 23m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 22