June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff Holt

Jeff Holt

Bib Number: 68
Hometown: North Pole, Alaska


Biography

Mushing has become a lifestyle for Jeff and his family.  Anyone with a team of sled dogs knows the work involved.  Some 9 or 10 years ago the Holt family began mushing when a close friend needed to wean some pups off their mother prematurely.  The adventures have been numerous since that day when the Holt children brought home those 5 rag tag puppies.  The kennel today consists of 35 well bred, athletic dogs.  Maintaining Northern Dogs & Dreams kennel is a family endeavor, primarily centered around the Holt children.  Jeff and his wife Gaynel have 7 children, ages 14 to 24 (JeNel 24, Danielle 22, Kasey 21, Amy 20, Baillee 20, Jeff Jr. 15, and Taylar 14).  Responsibility, dedication, and commitment are just a few of the important lessons the Holt's feel the kennel has helped teach their children.  Getting to the 2009 Iditarod starting line will once again be a family endeavor, especially for Jeff, Jeff Jr. and Taylar. Jeff, 48, was born in Idaho and farmed in southeastern Idaho until moving to Alaska in 2001 to teach in North Pole. He is currently a refinery operator. He says his hobbies are the outdoors and family.

Sponsors

American Legacy Publishing / Studies Weekly (Ed Rickers, President)
Big State Logistics
Jex Chiropractic
Fairbanks Pumping & Thawing
Classic Marble & Granite/Kim & Blaine Thomas
Dr. John Tanner
Dr. Mark Wade
Ray Redington, Jr.
Chem Dry/Rob Ellis

Sterling Wellness Center/Annette Meyer
Pagoda Family Restaurant
Taco Azteca
Bruce Hanson
AC Woolnaugh
Holt Family/Gaynel, Kasey, Taylar, Jeff, JeNel, Amy, Baillee & Glenda
Kori Blakely
Dr. Sarah Love & Clint Warnke


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:27:00 12
Willow 3/08 16:12:00 16
Yentna 3/08 20:17:00 16 3/08 20:24:00 16 0h 7m 4h 5m 16.16 66
Skwentna 3/09 00:01:00 16 3/09 06:04:00 15 6h 3m 3h 37m 9.40 34
Finger Lake 3/09 12:17:00 15 3/09 17:16:00 14 4h 59m 6h 13m 7.24 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 21:40:00 14 3/10 05:30:00 14 7h 50m 4h 24m 6.82 30
Rohn 3/10 10:22:00 14 3/10 16:04:00 13 5h 42m 4h 52m 9.86 48
Nikolai 3/11 02:40:00 13 3/11 11:00:00 13 8h 20m 10h 36m 7.08 75
McGrath 3/11 18:18:00 13 3/11 18:28:00 13 0h 10m 7h 18m 7.40 54
Takotna 3/11 21:46:00 13 3/12 22:57:00 11 25h 11m 3h 18m 5.45 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 02:10:00 11 3/13 05:47:00 11 3h 37m 3h 13m 7.77 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 22:29:00 11 3/14 11:45:00 11 13h 16m 16h 42m 5.39 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 19:05:00 11 3/15 06:43:00 9 11h 38m 7h 20m 8.86 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/15 10:20:00 9 3/15 10:36:00 9 0h 16m 3h 37m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/15 13:25:00 9 3/16 11:39:00 9 22h 14m 2h 49m 6.39 ✔ ✔ Scratched 18