July 20, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Monica Zappa

Monica Zappa

Bib Number: 18
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Monica Zappa, 34 was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she lived until she went to graduate school in Oklahoma. After finishing grad school in 2010, Monica moved to Alaska to try mushing and fishing. She says she sort of began mushing as a kid but started for real in 2010 and decided she wanted to run the Iditarod when she watched the 2012 start. She says, “I feel beyond fortunate to be participating in my fifth Iditarod and am excited to hopefully see the southern route for the first time. I love nothing more than the serenity of being out in the wilderness for days on end with my canine companions. The trail is the only place my mind can be quiet, away from the endless chatter of modern society. In addition to taking in wild Alaska from the back of a dog sled, I take pride in doing what I can to protect the Alaskan wilderness and its precious resources from exploitation. My partner, Tim Osmar, and I commercially salmon fish in the summer and we care deeply about protecting the wild salmon habitat in Alaska. Over the past six years, we have collaborated with various advocacy groups including Trout Unlimited, Renewable Resource Coalition, Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet Keeper, Earth Justice, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Stand for Salmon, Northern Center for the Environment, and more.” Last year, Monica was recognized as Alaska’s Activist of the Year for her persistent commitment to challenging foreign mining companies that threaten our Alaska way of life.

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