June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Bib Number: 59
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Melissa Stewart, 27, was born and raised in Nome. She moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 2009 to attend Northern Industrial Training and decided to stay. She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Charter College. Melissa lists her occupation as Owner of Alaska Soaps & Scents. She says she has wanted to run the Iditarod as long as she can remember. “My dad ran the Iditarod the year I was born and mushing is in my blood. After completing four Jr. Iditarods, I ran my first Iditarod in 2008 and am the youngest female to finish the Iditarod. After taking a few years off, we have decided it is time to come back and run again and show the dogs what it is like to race across Alaska. My husband, Jason, and I now share the responsibilities of the kennel and enjoy spending time with the dogs and seeing them grow as a team. I’m looking forward to another wonderful with the dogs and watching them continue to grow and mature.”

Sponsors

Andy & Sylvia Willis
Bernie & Jeanette Willis
DeeDee & Mike Jonrowe
Leon & Delores Ringering/Clarrissa Payne, OR
John H Owens, FL
Dr. & Mrs. Roger Menendez, TX

Heather Williams
Michelle Mucha & Bryce Pearson
Carin Ojanen
Carol Tvorak
Halliburton
Woolf Aircraft Products, MT


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 12:07:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:54:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:30:00 16 3/02 23:20:00 16 3h 50m 3h 36m 11.67 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:24:00 16 3/03 02:34:00 16 0h 10m 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/03 12:05:00 16 3/03 12:45:00 15 0h 40m 9h 31m 4.73 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 16:41:00 15 3/03 23:50:00 14 7h 9m 3h 56m 7.63 30
Rohn 3/04 04:52:00 14 3/04 09:46:00 13 4h 54m 5h 2m 9.54 48
Nikolai 3/04 20:04:00 13 3/05 05:00:00 13 8h 56m 10h 18m 7.28 75
McGrath 3/05 11:58:00 13 3/05 12:40:00 12 0h 42m 6h 58m 7.75 54
Takotna 3/05 15:25:00 12 3/06 16:41:00 11 25h 16m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 19:09:00 11 3/06 21:15:00 11 2h 6m 2h 28m 10.14 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 07:20:00 11 3/07 15:11:00 11 7h 51m 10h 5m 5.85 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 01:36:00 11 3/08 11:30:00 10 9h 54m 10h 25m 10.75 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 18:13:00 10 3/09 01:35:00 10 7h 22m 6h 43m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 09:32:00 10 3/09 14:14:00 10 4h 42m 6h 57m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 20:00:00 10 3/09 20:12:00 10 0h 12m 5h 46m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 08:40:00 10 3/10 16:39:00 9 7h 59m 12h 28m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 00:01:00 9 3/11 00:21:00 9 0h 20m 7h 22m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 09:41:00 9 3/11 18:02:00 8 8h 21m 9h 20m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 02:31:00 8 3/12 07:08:00 7 4h 37m 8h 29m 5.66 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 14:20:00 7 3/12 22:20:00 7 8h 0m 7h 12m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 07:20:00 7 3/13 07:26:00 7 0h 6m 9h 0m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 11:21:14 7 3h 55m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 22