August 31, 2015

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » DeeDee Jonrowe

DeeDee Jonrowe

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

DeeDee Jonrowe, 62, 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 dog racer. She began mushing in 1979 when she was living in Bethel and her mother was excited about volunteering in the early Iditarod races. She says, “This will be my 34th Iditarod start, 16 finishes in the top 10. My competitors have become my family; sometimes dysfunctional, but still I love them dearly. As I have lost most of my immediate family and all my worldly belongings except my dogs, along with my close neighbors, I have seen the very best in hearts of Iditarod fans, volunteers and competitors, all of whom have reached out to support each of us. This race for me has always been about the passion for my dogs and culture of the Alaskans in the rural areas. Now it has once again expanded to my being reminded how very good people are. And that, faced with the choice of all my material belongings or my dogs, my first reflex was to save my dogs. God gave me that privilege. I lost everything else. Only relationships really last.” DeeDee is a member of the Big Lake Baptist Church, the Willow Running Club and the State Veterinarian Licensing Board. She says her hobbies and interests include “training Labrador Retrievers, Pekingese Rescue, Quality of Life opportunities particularly for senior citizens, hiking and trail running in back country and the history of early Alaska during territorial days 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