May 26, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Scott Janssen

Scott Janssen

Bib Number: 20
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
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Biography

Scott Janssen, 56, the “Mushin Mortician”, was born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a B.S. in Mortuary Science and moved to Alaska in June of that year to work as a mortician at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. He has been a mortician and funeral home owner for the last 32 years. Scott began mushing in 2007 with Paul Gebhardt. He says, “Iditarod has been my dream since 1986.” He grasped his dream by finishing 42nd in the 2011 Iditarod and 38th in the 2012 Iditarod. He and Debbie, his wife of 37 years, are the parents of two adult daughters, Angela and Chelsea, his godson (who is like a son to him) Jaikob and his grandchildren Avalyn and Liam. 2018 will be his 7th Iditarod. Scott is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the ICCFA, Kiwanis, Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Iditarod Finishers’ Club. He enjoys spending time with his family, mushing dogs, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing and riding Harleys.

Sponsors

Janssen Funeral Homes
Dean's Automotive
Andy/Ginny Hepola
Eastman Funeral Homes
Curtis Green
Matthews International

TBA Theatre
Live Oak Bank
Color Art Printing
Rosenacker and Associates
Wilkens Electric


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:39:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:36:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:00:00 16 3/09 16:10:00 16 0h 10m 5h 24m 11.11 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 10:31:00 16 3/10 11:41:00 16 1h 10m 18h 21m 4.90 90
Tanana 3/10 22:14:00 16 3/11 08:16:00 14 10h 2m 10h 33m 6.26 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 04:35:00 14 3/12 14:20:00 12 9h 45m 20h 19m 5.86 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 21:21:00 12 3/13 23:38:00 12 26h 17m 7h 1m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 14:46:00 12 3/15 09:13:00 12 18h 27m 15h 8m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 22:32:00 12 3/16 05:00:00 12 6h 28m 13h 19m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 07:22:00 12 3/16 07:23:00 12 0h 1m 2h 22m 9.30 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 12:20:00 12 3/16 20:38:00 12 8h 18m 4h 57m 9.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 08:01:00 12 3/17 14:13:00 12 6h 12m 11h 23m 7.47 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 20:40:00 12 3/18 19:49:00 11 23h 9m 6h 27m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 14:30:00 11 18h 41m 2.68 ✔ ✔ Scratched 50