September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Angie Taggart

Angie Taggart

Bib Number: 19
Hometown: Ketchikan, Alaska
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Biography

I grew up and have lived most of my life in Ketchikan, Alaska. I was the first person from Ketchikan to compete in and complete the Iditarod. This will be my second running of Iditarod. I completed the 2011 Iditarod in 13 days 1 hour 49 minutes and 24 seconds. I came in 43rd out of 63 mushers. I had the time of my life and I hope to take what I learned on my inaugural run and improve on my second run down the trail to Nome!!

I have been teaching school for 10 years. Some of the community activities I am/have been involved in are: Master’s Swimming, assistant-coaching for the Killer Whale Swim Team, sailing with the Yacht Club, and co-president of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teachers’ society.

My dream to run the Iditarod began forming during 2001, the year I was a dog-handler for a musher. In order to qualify to run the 2011 Iditarod, I needed to complete 500 miles in sanctioned sled-dog races. I completed my 500 qualifying miles on April 3rd, 2009.

I am very excited to represent Ketchikan, my home and my community, for the second time in the Iditarod.

Running For Breast Cancer Awareness
This summer my mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy in June and she is going through chemotherapy for the next four months concluding her treatment with 6 weeks of radiation.

This year I will be running for breast cancer awareness, all monies that are not used for my Iditarod 2013 run will be donated to a breast cancer charity of my mom’s choice!

Sponsors

Red Dog Saloon
Tongass Trading Company
John& Charlene Taggart
Scott Dossett
South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department/Dragon Slayers

Kristian, Rhonda, Eleanor, Oscar & Jasmine Pickrell
Dr. William Anthes
Jane Vollmer
Starboard Frames


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 10:37:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:34:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:45:00 16 3/06 18:52:00 16 0h 7m 4h 11m 10.76 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:11:00 16 3/07 06:45:00 15 7h 34m 4h 19m 7.88 34
Finger Lake 3/07 12:17:00 15 3/07 19:17:00 15 7h 0m 5h 32m 8.13 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 23:40:00 15 3/08 08:12:00 14 8h 32m 4h 23m 6.84 30
Rohn 3/08 12:49:00 14 3/08 18:59:00 14 6h 10m 4h 37m 10.40 48
Nikolai 3/09 12:45:00 14 3/09 20:02:00 13 7h 17m 17h 46m 4.22 75
McGrath 3/10 02:18:00 13 3/11 03:51:00 13 25h 33m 6h 16m 8.62 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/11 06:02:00 13 3/11 06:18:00 13 0h 16m 2h 11m 8.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 09:11:00 13 3/11 17:54:00 13 8h 43m 2h 53m 8.67 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 08:50:00 13 3/12 19:23:00 12 10h 33m 14h 56m 6.03 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 05:22:00 12 3/13 14:45:00 12 9h 23m 8h 59m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 18:05:00 12 3/13 18:16:00 12 0h 11m 3h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 21:01:00 12 3/14 06:27:00 12 9h 26m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 15:08:00 12 3/15 00:20:00 12 9h 12m 8h 41m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 11:45:00 12 3/15 20:30:00 12 8h 45m 11h 25m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 13:50:00 12 3/16 19:31:00 12 5h 41m 17h 20m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 01:56:00 12 3/17 10:30:00 12 8h 34m 6h 25m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 16:11:00 12 3/17 23:39:00 11 7h 28m 5h 41m 8.45 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 05:35:00 11 3/18 13:16:00 11 7h 41m 5h 56m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 20:31:00 11 3/19 05:05:00 10 8h 34m 7h 15m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 12:58:00 10 3/19 13:15:00 10 0h 17m 7h 53m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 16:49:24 10 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22