September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Aaron Burmeister

Aaron Burmeister

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Nome/Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Aaron Burmeister, 42, was born and raised in Nome, Alaska, and is married to Mandy. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1998 and is a certified teacher. However, he is currently a general manager in the construction field. Aaron says, “I have been raising dogs and racing my entire life. (He is the son of Iditarod veteran Richard Burmeister.) Over the last 20 years our kennel and breeding program have been focused on building a winning Iditarod team. “We are very grateful for the many supporters that help get us to the starting line every year as well as the many volunteers who donate their time to put on this great event. Iditarod is the ultimate proving ground for our dogs, gear, and outdoor skills.” Aaron is a member of the IUOE Local 302, the IOFC, AOPA, and ITC. He lists his hobbies and interests as hunting, fishing, boating, flying, and enjoying Alaska with my family. Mandy and Aaron are the parents of Hunter, 9, and Kiana, 5.

Sponsors

Pike Legal Group
QAP/Colas
Central Labor Council/Unon Yes!

Eureka Meats
Frontier Flying Service
Northern Air Cargo

Awards

Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir
Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

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 12:01:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:48:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:36:00 16 3/08 19:43:00 16 0h 7m 3h 48m 17.37 66
Skwentna 3/09 02:18:00 16 3/09 02:25:00 16 0h 7m 6h 35m 5.16 34
Finger Lake 3/09 07:41:00 16 3/09 12:19:00 16 4h 38m 5h 16m 8.54 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 15:47:00 16 3/09 15:55:00 16 0h 8m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn 3/09 20:13:00 16 3/10 02:30:00 15 6h 17m 4h 18m 11.16 48
Nikolai 3/10 12:12:00 15 3/10 16:47:00 14 4h 35m 9h 42m 7.73 75
McGrath 3/10 23:36:00 14 3/10 23:43:00 13 0h 7m 6h 49m 7.92 54
Takotna 3/11 02:44:00 13 3/12 03:08:00 13 24h 24m 3h 1m 5.97 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 06:09:00 13 3/12 06:17:00 13 0h 8m 3h 1m 8.29 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 21:15:00 13 3/13 03:10:00 12 5h 55m 14h 58m 6.01 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:15:00 12 3/13 16:03:00 12 4h 48m 8h 5m 8.04 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 19:47:00 12 3/13 19:48:00 12 0h 1m 3h 44m 6.70 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 22:38:00 12 3/14 03:07:00 12 4h 29m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 12:47:00 12 3/14 20:47:00 12 8h 0m 9h 40m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 06:13:00 12 3/15 11:15:00 12 5h 2m 9h 26m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 22:18:00 12 3/16 03:21:00 10 5h 3m 11h 3m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 10:00:00 10 3/16 12:22:00 10 2h 22m 6h 39m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 17:37:00 10 3/17 19:47:00 10 2h 10m 29h 15m 1.98 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 02:41:00 10 3/18 03:09:00 10 0h 28m 6h 54m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 10:26:00 10 3/18 18:26:00 10 8h 0m 7h 17m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 01:54:00 10 3/19 01:56:00 10 0h 2m 7h 28m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 04:56:15 10 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22