June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Heather Siirtola

Heather Siirtola

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Talkeetna, Alaska
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Biography

Heather Siirtola, 33, was born and raised in North Dakota and later moved to Steamboat, Colorado to find sled dogs. She ran sled dog tours at Red Runner Dog Tours and ran a few short races and "was hooked." In September of 2003, she moved to Alaska to handle for Jerry Sousa and Kathleen Holden. After three year of being with them, she acquired he own dogs from their yard. She said," I enjoy the lifestyle of running dogs. I like the different challenges it brings. I have become ‘addicted' to the experience the Iditarod has given to my dogs and me. My dogs are my best friends. There is nothing better to me then spending time with them on the trail." Heather has been a bartender for the last seven years and says she enjoys four wheeling, camping and dogs.

Sponsors

Rodney Bolls
Talkeetna Medical
Richard Crane
Jim and Karmen Siirtola
Ruby Jacobson
Dann and Deb Stuart

Dorothy Phillips
Jan Whitefield
John and Gail Zidalis
Carolyn Reitter
Dorothy Phillips
Red Rover Resort


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:45:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:36:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:45:00 16 3/07 00:05:00 16 4h 20m 4h 9m 10.84 45
Skwentna 3/07 03:19:00 16 3/07 08:04:00 16 4h 45m 3h 14m 10.52 34
Finger Lake 3/07 14:16:00 16 3/07 20:08:00 15 5h 52m 6h 12m 7.26 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 02:08:00 15 3/08 10:35:00 14 8h 27m 6h 0m 5.00 30
Rohn 3/08 15:47:00 14 3/08 22:25:00 12 6h 38m 5h 12m 9.23 48
Nikolai 3/09 14:35:00 12 3/09 21:10:00 12 6h 35m 16h 10m 4.64 75
McGrath 3/10 04:02:00 12 3/11 04:32:00 12 24h 30m 6h 52m 7.86 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/11 06:49:00 12 3/11 06:58:00 12 0h 9m 2h 17m 7.88 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 09:55:00 12 3/11 18:15:00 11 8h 20m 2h 57m 8.47 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 13:05:00 11 3/12 20:52:00 11 7h 47m 18h 50m 4.78 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 07:15:00 11 3/13 16:20:00 11 9h 5m 9h 23m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 21:48:00 11 3/13 21:56:00 11 0h 8m 5h 28m 4.57 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 00:41:00 11 3/14 10:14:00 11 9h 33m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 19:07:00 11 3/15 10:31:00 10 15h 24m 8h 53m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 21:25:00 10 3/16 06:35:00 10 9h 10m 10h 54m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 22:32:00 10 3/17 06:56:00 10 8h 24m 15h 57m 5.64 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 13:27:00 10 3/17 20:47:00 10 7h 20m 6h 31m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/18 03:41:00 10 3/18 11:38:00 10 7h 57m 6h 54m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 18:45:00 10 3/19 02:27:00 10 7h 42m 7h 7m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 10:57:00 10 3/19 20:29:00 9 9h 32m 8h 30m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 05:33:00 9 3/20 06:46:00 9 1h 13m 9h 4m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 10:24:14 9 3h 38m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 22