April 23, 2014

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Monica Zappa

Monica Zappa

Bib Number: 18
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Monica Zappa, 30, was born and raised in Cumberland, Wisconsin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a master’s in geography. She has also completed one year of a PhD program in Geography. In the fall of 2010, she moved to the Kasilof area to run dogs and work as a handler for Bruce Linton. Then she says, “Tim Osmar talked me into living and working with him in the fall of 2010 and I haven’t left.” Her main occupation of being a commercial fisherwoman, but he says she also works as “a dog musher, a waitress, or whatever pays.” Monica grew up in a mushing family. Both her parents competed in and officiated the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. She says, “Over the last three years, I have been raising and training a competitive team and they deserve the chance to travel the trail to Nome!” She lists her hobbies as sewing, gardening, decorating, painting, taking pictures, writing, working on websites and walking with puppies. “I am also an activist against the proposed Pebble Mine that could bring devastating impacts to the world’s largest wild salmon spawn. Thus, I am Mushing to Save Bristol Bay!”

Sponsors

Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay
Nutiva
Father Fish
Jane and Randy Adkins
Alexa Ives
David Phipps
Dave/Shirley Anne Evenson
Hugh Wisner
Steve Russell
John Tyhus
Kerry Etcheberry
Fred Agree/Nona Safre
Michelle Galletti
Long Lake Lutheran Church
Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers;
Polar Screens and Signs

Cumberland Federal Bank
Posh House
Petchup
Sheraton Hotel Anchorage
Snug Harbor Seafoods
Ed's Kasilof Seafoods
Cozier with Fur
Della Lane
Grandma Lee
Freddie's Roadhouse
Soldotna Dental Clinic
Janelle Ruppel
Dean/MyDzung Osmar
Jen Reiter and class
And also thanks to the others who have made small donations and purchased Team Zappa gear


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 10:35:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:32:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:21:00 16 3/02 22:17:00 16 3h 56m 3h 49m 11.00 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:14:00 16 3/03 09:22:00 16 8h 8m 2h 57m 10.17 30
Finger Lake 3/03 13:57:00 16 3/03 19:07:00 16 5h 10m 4h 35m 8.73 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 22:59:00 16 3/04 07:58:00 16 8h 59m 3h 52m 7.76 30
Rohn 3/04 12:50:00 16 3/04 17:01:00 16 4h 11m 4h 52m 7.19 35
Nikolai 3/05 09:37:00 16 3/05 18:39:00 15 9h 2m 16h 36m 4.52 75
McGrath 3/06 00:21:00 15 3/07 02:44:00 15 26h 23m 5h 42m 8.42 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 04:52:00 15 3/07 05:08:00 15 0h 16m 2h 8m 8.44 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 07:40:00 15 3/07 15:04:00 15 7h 24m 2h 32m 9.08 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 06:23:00 15 3/08 14:36:00 14 8h 13m 15h 19m 4.77 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 09:43:00 14 3/09 18:07:00 14 8h 24m 18h 7m 3.86 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/09 23:55:00 14 3/10 08:15:00 14 8h 20m 5h 48m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 14:30:00 14 3/10 21:43:00 14 7h 13m 6h 15m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 01:46:00 14 3/11 10:07:00 14 8h 21m 4h 3m 11.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 02:12:00 14 3/12 10:38:00 14 8h 26m 16h 5m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 16:17:00 14 3/12 19:25:00 14 3h 8m 5h 39m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 03:43:00 14 3/13 12:47:00 14 9h 4m 8h 18m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 19:27:00 14 3/14 03:01:00 14 7h 34m 6h 40m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 12:39:00 14 3/14 21:06:00 14 8h 27m 9h 38m 4.78 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 12:33:00 14 3/15 15:41:00 14 3h 8m 15h 27m 3.56 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 19:08:15 14 3h 27m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 22