September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Scott Janssen

Scott Janssen

Bib Number: 32
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
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Biography

Scott Janssen, 56, the “Mushin Mortician”, was born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a B.S. in Mortuary Science and moved to Alaska in June of that year to work as a mortician at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. He has been a mortician and funeral home owner for the last 32 years. Scott began mushing in 2007 with Paul Gebhardt. He says, “Iditarod has been my dream since 1986.” He grasped his dream by finishing 42nd in the 2011 Iditarod and 38th in the 2012 Iditarod. He and Debbie, his wife of 37 years, are the parents of two adult daughters, Angela and Chelsea, his godson (who is like a son to him) Jaikob and his grandchildren Avalyn and Liam. 2018 will be his 7th Iditarod. Scott is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the ICCFA, Kiwanis, Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Iditarod Finishers’ Club. He enjoys spending time with his family, mushing dogs, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing and riding Harleys.

Sponsors

Janssen Funeral Homes
Morning View Kennels
Northern Outfitters
Matthews Casket Company
Bill & Doris Janssen
George & Denise Eastman

Dorothy Drellack
Color Art Printing
Dean’s Automotive
Batesville Casket Company
Rosenacher & Associates
TBA Theatre


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 11:06:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:00:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:00:00 16 3/06 19:10:00 16 0h 10m 4h 0m 11.25 45
Skwentna 3/07 04:46:00 16 3/07 05:10:00 16 0h 24m 9h 36m 3.54 34
Finger Lake 3/07 12:17:00 16 3/07 12:38:00 16 0h 21m 7h 7m 6.32 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 23:36:00 16 3/08 11:38:00 16 12h 2m 10h 58m 2.74 30
Rohn 3/08 18:48:00 16 3/09 09:22:00 16 14h 34m 7h 10m 6.70 48
Nikolai 3/09 21:02:00 16 3/10 07:52:00 16 10h 50m 11h 40m 6.43 75
McGrath 3/10 14:25:00 16 3/10 14:46:00 16 0h 21m 6h 33m 8.24 54
Takotna 3/10 17:37:00 16 3/11 18:43:00 16 25h 6m 2h 51m 6.32 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 21:17:00 16 3/11 21:33:00 16 0h 16m 2h 34m 9.74 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 13:00:00 16 3/12 20:28:00 16 7h 28m 15h 27m 5.83 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 08:06:00 16 3/13 14:43:00 16 6h 37m 10h 38m 6.11 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 18:21:00 16 3/13 18:33:00 16 0h 12m 3h 38m 6.88 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 21:27:00 16 3/14 08:42:00 16 11h 15m 2h 54m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 16:44:00 16 3/15 02:40:00 15 9h 56m 8h 2m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 12:15:00 15 3/15 17:00:00 14 4h 45m 9h 35m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 13:26:00 14 3/16 15:20:00 13 1h 54m 20h 26m 4.40 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 21:21:00 13 3/17 11:27:00 12 14h 6m 6h 1m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 17:05:00 12 3/17 20:28:00 11 3h 23m 5h 38m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 01:49:00 11 3/18 09:35:00 11 7h 46m 5h 21m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 16:28:00 11 3/19 00:37:00 11 8h 9m 6h 53m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 07:48:00 11 3/19 07:55:00 11 0h 7m 7h 11m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 11:28:28 11 3h 33m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 22