June 20, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Zoya DeNure

Zoya DeNure

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: Delta Junction, Alaska
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Biography

Zoya DeNure, 41, was born and raised in Wisconsin. She spent 12 years in the fashion industry working primarily as a runway & fashion model. In 2002, tired of the pressures and triviality of that lifestyle, she rented a storage unit in Madison, Wisconsin, stacked it with furniture, shoes, dresses, and headed to Alaska with a carry-on and the dream of running, living and breathing sled dogs. Her Siberian husky, Ethan, traveled with her.
Ethan has since passed, but the dream is still alive. Zoya is married to fellow dog driver John Schandelmeier, and now splits her time between homes at Maclaren River and Delta Junction, Alaska. She has two daughters; Jona, nine and Olivia, four. The family operates a rescue/rehab facility for unwanted sled dogs and is striving to focus attention on positive training techniques. Zoya loves the sport of sled dog racing, enjoys time on the trail with her team. She says her hobbies are “running 1/2 marathons, fishing, yoga, travel working for herself, ministry study and family.”

Sponsors

Eukanuba
Servicemaster of Watertown
Kerstin & Ralph
Dogbooties.com
ManMat

Paw Partners & Arrowhead Fabrics
Specsavers, ENGLAND
Theresa Daily
Daily’s Web Design
Manitobah Mukluks


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 11:52:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:42:00 15
Yentna Station 3/04 19:27:00 15 3/04 19:44:00 15 0h 17m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:44:00 15 3/05 04:13:00 15 5h 29m 3h 0m 10.00 30
Finger Lake 3/05 09:12:00 15 3/05 12:46:00 15 3h 34m 4h 59m 8.03 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:38:00 15 3/05 21:16:00 15 4h 38m 3h 52m 7.76 30
Rohn 3/06 02:06:00 15 3/06 07:58:00 15 5h 52m 4h 50m 7.24 35
Nikolai 3/06 18:26:00 15 3/07 03:26:00 15 9h 0m 10h 28m 7.17 75
McGrath 3/07 10:50:00 15 3/08 11:19:00 13 24h 29m 7h 24m 6.49 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 13:41:00 13 3/08 13:48:00 12 0h 7m 2h 22m 7.61 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 16:31:00 12 3/08 20:30:00 12 3h 59m 2h 43m 8.47 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 10:59:00 12 14h 29m 5.04 ✔ Scratched 73