August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Gerald Sousa

Gerald Sousa

Bib Number: 10
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

James Yates, MD
Lannie Hamilton, DVM
Talkeetna Chocolate Corner
Alaska Mountain Magic

Claire Fitzgaireld
Talkeetna Fishing Guides
Talkeetna Advenutre Co., LLC


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 10:19:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:16:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:01:00 16 3/02 18:10:00 16 0h 9m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:45:00 16 3/03 03:17:00 16 5h 32m 3h 35m 9.49 34
Finger Lake 3/03 08:38:00 16 3/03 09:07:00 16 0h 29m 5h 21m 8.41 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 19:10:00 16 3/03 19:15:00 16 0h 5m 10h 3m 2.99 30
Rohn 3/04 00:14:00 16 3/04 07:00:00 16 6h 46m 4h 59m 9.63 48
Nikolai 3/04 16:31:00 16 3/05 01:51:00 15 9h 20m 9h 31m 7.88 75
McGrath 3/05 08:34:00 15 3/05 09:21:00 15 0h 47m 6h 43m 8.04 54
Takotna 3/05 11:50:00 15 3/05 18:10:00 15 6h 20m 2h 29m 7.25 18
Ophir 3/05 21:05:00 15 3/06 23:59:00 15 26h 54m 2h 55m 8.57 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 10:02:00 15 3/07 18:00:00 15 7h 58m 10h 3m 5.87 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 09:00:00 15 3/08 17:00:00 14 8h 0m 15h 0m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 23:10:00 14 3/09 05:25:00 14 5h 15m 6h 10m 8.43 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 11:42:00 14 3/09 17:57:00 14 6h 15m 6h 17m 8.28 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 23:20:00 14 3/10 05:20:00 13 6h 0m 5h 23m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 21:37:00 13 3/11 01:25:00 13 3h 48m 16h 17m 5.53 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 07:15:00 13 3/11 11:55:00 12 4h 40m 5h 50m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 18:23:00 12 3/12 00:24:00 11 6h 1m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 07:02:00 11 3/12 13:18:00 11 6h 16m 6h 38m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 19:04:00 11 3/13 03:04:00 10 8h 0m 5h 46m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 09:38:00 10 3/13 09:56:00 10 0h 18m 6h 34m 8.38 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 13:00:26 10 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22