September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Suprenant

Michael Suprenant

Bib Number: 13
Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska
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Biography

Michael Suprenant, 53, was born in Germany while his dad was stationed there. He spent his youth living in Germany, Texas, and New Mexico. After High School, he joined the Air Force as an avionics technician, working on various aircraft including F-4s, A-10s, C-130s, C-5s, C-141s, KC-10s, KC-135s, and the C-17. Mike has spent time all over the world including Hawaii, Japan, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. He came to Alaska with the Air Force in 1997 and says he volunteered for Alaska expecting great skiing and fishing. He began thinking about the Iditarod at that time and became an Iditarod volunteer. After the Air Force, he decided to stay in Alaska to pursue his Iditarod dream. Mike began mushing in 2001 and moved to Chugiak from Anchorage to be able to run dogs. With some great advice from Iditarod veterans and his own experiences as a volunteer on the trail, he crafted a plan to run the Iditarod. Mike currently is an employee of the US Government. He earned a BA in Business in 2003 and an AA in Avionics in 1994. He enjoys building and gardening. Michael is married to Debbie.


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:24:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:22:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:40:00 16 3/04 18:45:00 16 0h 5m 4h 18m 9.77 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:07:00 16 3/05 04:28:00 16 6h 21m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Finger Lake 3/05 10:01:00 16 3/05 15:18:00 14 5h 17m 5h 33m 7.21 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 19:31:00 14 3/06 03:55:00 13 8h 24m 4h 13m 7.11 30
Rohn 3/06 08:45:00 13 3/06 15:19:00 13 6h 34m 4h 50m 7.24 35
Nikolai 3/07 02:05:00 13 3/07 12:52:00 13 10h 47m 10h 46m 6.97 75
McGrath 3/07 19:30:00 13 3/07 19:34:00 13 0h 4m 6h 38m 7.24 48
Takotna 3/07 22:15:00 13 3/09 00:03:00 13 25h 48m 2h 41m 6.71 18
Ophir 3/09 02:44:00 13 3/09 02:54:00 13 0h 10m 2h 41m 8.57 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 18:27:00 13 3/10 12:02:00 10 17h 35m 15h 33m 4.69 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 01:23:00 10 3/11 12:57:00 10 10h 34m 13h 21m 5.24 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 19:43:00 10 3/12 05:44:00 10 10h 1m 6h 46m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 12:33:00 10 3/12 20:59:00 10 8h 26m 6h 49m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 01:25:00 10 3/13 13:10:00 9 11h 45m 4h 26m 10.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 01:47:00 9 12h 37m 6.74 ✔ ✔ Scratched 85