November 28, 2014

Musher Details

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Louie Ambrose

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: St. Michael, Alaska
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Biography

Louie Ambrose, 42, is a Native Alaskan (Koyukon Athabascan) born in Tanana and raised in Galena. He says the only time he was out of Galena growing up was when he went fish camp in the summers. After high school, he attended Haskell Jr. Indian College in Kansas in 1989-1990. In 2003, he and Jerrine Austin, daughter of the late Iditarod veteran, Jerry Austin, were married. In 2006, they moved to St. Michael to help with the family businesses, Austin’s Alaska Adventures and St. Michael Fuel. Since 2008, Louie has been the manager of both businesses. He had heard mushing stories from his father-in-law and in 2006 began mushing and thinking about running the Iditarod and so started his own kennel. Since then he’s run a number of races including the Paul Johnson, Kusko 300, and Norton Sound Portage. He and Jerrine have five children: Travis Olin, 21, Shaylene Huntington, 20, Hailey Ambrose, 11, Mathias Ambrose, 8, and Caleb Ambrose, 6. Louie says his hobbies are hunting, fishing and snow machining. He will be running the 2013 Iditarod in memory of the late Jerry Austin.

Sponsors

ERA Alaska,
Charlene Austin with Jerry's General Store, St. Michael Fuel Company,
Bernard Hildebrand,
Mike & Jackie Roach with Webboy Design,
Bering Air, Everts Air


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:42:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:42:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:51:00 16 3/03 19:57:00 16 0h 6m 4h 9m 10.12 42
Skwentna 3/04 03:10:00 16 3/04 03:15:00 16 0h 5m 7h 13m 4.16 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:33:00 16 3/04 13:30:00 16 4h 57m 5h 18m 7.55 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 17:36:00 16 3/04 22:22:00 16 4h 46m 4h 6m 7.32 30
Rohn 3/05 03:38:00 16 3/05 09:47:00 16 6h 9m 5h 16m 6.65 35
Nikolai 3/05 23:25:00 16 3/06 04:10:00 16 4h 45m 13h 38m 5.50 75
McGrath 3/06 10:33:00 16 3/06 17:55:00 14 7h 22m 6h 23m 7.52 48
Takotna 3/06 20:57:00 14 3/07 23:37:00 14 26h 40m 3h 2m 5.93 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 02:20:00 14 3/08 02:35:00 14 0h 15m 2h 43m 8.47 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 22:00:00 14 3/09 07:35:00 14 9h 35m 19h 25m 4.12 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 17:09:00 14 3/10 00:10:00 14 7h 1m 9h 34m 5.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 06:09:00 14 3/10 06:36:00 14 0h 27m 4h 59m 5.02 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 09:38:00 14 3/10 15:42:00 14 6h 4m 3h 2m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 06:26:00 14 3/11 15:46:00 14 9h 20m 14h 44m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/12 03:25:00 14 3/12 11:20:00 13 7h 55m 11h 39m 5.15 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/12 22:37:00 13 3/13 06:45:00 13 8h 8m 11h 17m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 12:11:00 13 3/13 17:11:00 12 5h 0m 5h 26m 7.36 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 23:25:00 12 3/14 08:15:00 12 8h 50m 6h 14m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 14:19:00 12 3/14 18:25:00 12 4h 6m 6h 4m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 01:45:00 12 3/15 10:28:00 12 8h 43m 7h 20m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 17:11:00 12 3/15 17:19:00 12 0h 8m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 20:18:45 12 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22