August 30, 2016

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » DeeDee Jonrowe

DeeDee Jonrowe

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

DeeDee Jonrowe, 63, was born in Frankfort, Germany, while her father was in the military. The family moved to Alaska in 1971 where her dad was stationed at Ft. Richardson. DeeDee has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Renewable Resources and now lists her occupation as kennel owner and public speaker. She began mushing in 1979 when she was living in Bethel and her mother was excited about volunteering in the early Iditarod races. (Peg Stout attended every Iditarod start before she passed away in July of 2015, except in 1974 when her husband was stationed Outside.) DeeDee says, “This will be my 35th Iditarod start, 16 finishes in the top 10. “In three decades I have seen our event mature in many ways as has the state of Alaska. I am committed to using the things I have learned to improve the lives and conditions of all working dogs, the people of rural Alaska, especially young people searching for a meaningful life and our precious elders who have so much to teach us. God has blessed me with the health and circumstances to participate in this celebration of the bond—dogs with man, together opening the unknown. I am truly blessed.” Deedee goes on to say, “When challenged with the Sockeye fire, I had very little time to evacuate. Instinctively, I grabbed the most important things in my life, my dogs. Besides a few guns, we lost everything we have ever owned, all our records. We only saved our dogs. That is the deepest value I placed on them.” DeeDee is a member of the Big Lake Baptist Church, the Willow Running Club and Alaska Missions. She says her hobbies and interests include raising Labrador Retrievers, Pekingese Rescue, socializing young dogs for service dog training and running. DeeDee is married to Mike, secretary of the Iditarod’s Board of Directors.

Sponsors

Shell Exploration
Well Pet, Eagle Pack Premium Pet Food
Valley Chiropractic Clinic/Dr. James Martin & Dr. David Martin
All Creatures Vet Clinic.Dr. Joanne Rehn & Staff COR Cosmetics


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 10:52:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:52:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:27:00 16 3/03 18:34:00 16 0h 7m 3h 35m 11.72 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:25:00 16 3/04 02:30:00 16 5h 5m 2h 51m 10.53 30
Finger Lake 3/04 06:36:00 16 3/04 06:37:00 16 0h 1m 4h 6m 9.76 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 10:11:00 16 3/04 15:14:00 16 5h 3m 3h 34m 8.41 30
Rohn 3/04 19:31:00 16 3/05 01:30:00 16 5h 59m 4h 17m 8.17 35
Nikolai 3/05 10:32:00 16 3/05 15:07:00 16 4h 35m 9h 2m 8.30 75
McGrath 3/05 20:53:00 16 3/05 20:55:00 16 0h 2m 5h 46m 8.32 48
Takotna 3/05 23:21:00 16 3/07 00:39:00 16 25h 18m 2h 26m 7.40 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 03:13:00 16 3/07 03:30:00 16 0h 17m 2h 34m 8.96 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 17:26:00 16 3/07 21:55:00 15 4h 29m 13h 56m 5.74 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 06:24:00 15 3/08 09:39:00 13 3h 15m 8h 29m 6.48 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 12:56:00 13 3/08 12:58:00 13 0h 2m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 15:41:00 13 3/08 23:41:00 12 8h 0m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 07:04:00 12 3/09 10:22:00 11 3h 18m 7h 23m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 20:01:00 11 3/10 00:35:00 11 4h 34m 9h 39m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 16:02:00 11 3/10 21:58:00 11 5h 56m 14h 27m 5.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 04:01:00 11 3/11 06:56:00 11 2h 55m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 13:17:00 11 3/11 16:37:00 11 3h 20m 6h 21m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 00:05:00 11 3/12 03:37:00 10 3h 32m 7h 28m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 10:37:00 10 3/12 18:37:00 10 8h 0m 7h 0m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 01:24:00 10 3/13 01:25:00 10 0h 1m 6h 47m 8.11 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 04:24:39 10 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22