December 19, 2014

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Aliy Zirkle

Aliy Zirkle

Bib Number: 10
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Aliy Zirkle, 45, was born in New Hampshire. She spent her childhood in New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Missouri. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Biology and Anthropology and came to Alaska in 1990, where she lived in a wall tent on the Alaskan Peninsula and worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She’s lived in Two Rivers for the last 17 years and says she “enjoys the community and the surrounding wild lands.” Aliy lists her occupation as “dog musher” and has finished the Iditarod 14 times. “Iditarod is my passion, my job, my life…Alaskan husky sled dogs are the focus of my life. We breed, raise and train the best individual dogs we possibly can at SP Kennel in Two Rivers. I began mushing dogs over 20 years ago because I enjoyed dogs. I still do. We have some of the most talented, fun-loving, dedicated sled dogs in the world, so racing them on the largest stage in the world –the Iditarod—seems only fitting!” She is married to Iditarod veteran Allen Moore, also an entrant in the 2015 Iditarod. Aliy has two adult step daughters, Bridgett and Jennifer. When asked what she enjoys, she says “hiking and drinking good coffee.”

Sponsors

Horizon Lines of Alaska
Clarion Suites Downtown Anchorage
Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, MA
North Pole Veterinary Hospital
TRose Veterinary Service
Gene’s Chrysler Dodge Ram
Quality Suites near Convention Center Anchorage
Pleasant Valley Store

Northern Outfitters FL
Howling Dog Alaska
Tom/Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Mrs. Chevie McDonald
SP Kennel Dog and Puppy Sponsors
SP Kennel Team Members
SP Kennel Dog Fans

Awards

Alaska Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank
Fish First — Sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation

2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:17:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:16:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:04:00 16 3/02 18:07:00 16 0h 3m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/02 21:09:00 16 3/03 00:50:00 15 3h 41m 3h 2m 9.89 30
Finger Lake 3/03 05:04:00 15 3/03 05:06:00 15 0h 2m 4h 14m 9.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 08:23:00 15 3/03 13:32:00 15 5h 9m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Rohn 3/03 17:12:00 15 3/03 17:22:00 15 0h 10m 3h 40m 9.55 35
Nikolai 3/04 07:34:00 15 3/04 11:39:00 15 4h 5m 14h 12m 5.28 75
McGrath 3/04 16:53:00 15 3/04 16:54:00 15 0h 1m 5h 14m 9.17 48
Takotna 3/04 19:06:00 15 3/05 21:06:00 15 26h 0m 2h 12m 8.18 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/05 23:06:00 15 3/05 23:25:00 15 0h 19m 2h 0m 11.50 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 11:45:00 15 3/06 11:56:00 15 0h 11m 12h 20m 5.92 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 00:09:00 15 3/07 00:18:00 14 0h 9m 12h 13m 5.73 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 06:10:00 14 3/07 14:16:00 14 8h 6m 5h 52m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/07 19:47:00 14 3/07 22:54:00 12 3h 7m 5h 31m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 03:11:00 12 3/08 03:18:00 11 0h 7m 4h 17m 10.97 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 16:39:00 11 3/08 20:48:00 11 4h 9m 13h 21m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 03:51:00 11 3/09 07:12:00 11 3h 21m 6h 3m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/09 14:07:00 11 3/09 17:51:00 11 3h 44m 6h 55m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/09 23:47:00 11 3/10 01:01:00 11 1h 14m 5h 56m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 07:59:00 11 3/10 16:00:00 11 8h 1m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/10 22:57:00 11 3/11 01:35:00 10 2h 38m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/11 04:06:41 10 2h 31m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 22