September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Gerald Sousa

Gerald Sousa

Bib Number: 36
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

Lannie Hamilton, D.V.M.
Talkeetna Chocolate Corner
Claire Fitzgaireld
Talkeetna Fishing Guides, LLC

Douglas T Chilcoat, DVM/Sunshine Veterinary Services
The Late Arthur W. Merritt & Christine M Merritt
James Yates, DVM/Talkeetna Denail Family Medical Clinic; Friends of the Late Sherry Leck;
James Carroll & Amy Becker


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 11:17:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:08:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:11:00 16 3/08 21:28:00 16 2h 17m 4h 3m 16.30 66
Skwentna 3/09 00:24:00 16 3/09 04:40:00 16 4h 16m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/09 09:44:00 16 3/09 14:14:00 16 4h 30m 5h 4m 8.88 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 17:35:00 16 3/09 21:19:00 16 3h 44m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/10 01:26:00 16 3/10 06:42:00 16 5h 16m 4h 7m 11.66 48
Nikolai 3/10 18:36:00 16 15 11h 54m 6.30 75
McGrath 3/11 07:43:00 15 3/12 08:49:00 13 25h 6m ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 10:52:00 13 3/12 11:03:00 12 0h 11m 2h 3m 8.78 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 13:32:00 12 3/12 17:35:00 12 4h 3m 2h 29m 10.07 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 09:07:00 12 3/13 15:34:00 9 6h 27m 15h 32m 5.79 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 00:50:00 9 3/14 09:01:00 9 8h 11m 9h 16m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 12:06:00 9 3/14 16:14:00 9 4h 8m 3h 5m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 18:42:00 9 3/14 23:45:00 9 5h 3m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 09:37:00 9 3/15 17:50:00 8 8h 13m 9h 52m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 06:08:00 8 3/16 18:16:00 8 12h 8m 12h 18m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 15:28:00 8 3/17 19:53:00 8 4h 25m 21h 12m 4.25 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 02:48:00 8 3/18 10:20:00 8 7h 32m 6h 55m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 17:18:00 8 3/18 21:38:00 8 4h 20m 6h 58m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 04:47:00 8 3/19 09:33:00 7 4h 46m 7h 9m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 16:52:00 7 3/20 00:52:00 7 8h 0m 7h 19m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 07:55:00 7 3/20 08:05:00 7 0h 10m 7h 3m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 11:52:19 7 3h 47m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 22