May 21, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Bib Number: 82
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Melissa Stewart, 27, was born and raised in Nome. She moved to the Mat-Su Valley in 2009 to attend Northern Industrial Training and decided to stay. She later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Charter College. Melissa lists her occupation as Owner of Alaska Soaps & Scents. She says she has wanted to run the Iditarod as long as she can remember. “My dad ran the Iditarod the year I was born and mushing is in my blood. After completing four Jr. Iditarods, I ran my first Iditarod in 2008 and am the youngest female to finish the Iditarod. After taking a few years off, we have decided it is time to come back and run again and show the dogs what it is like to race across Alaska. My husband, Jason, and I now share the responsibilities of the kennel and enjoy spending time with the dogs and seeing them grow as a team. I’m looking forward to another wonderful with the dogs and watching them continue to grow and mature.”

Sponsors

Howling Dog Alaska, KS
My husband, Jason
Lacey Hart

Alaska Water Conditioning
Airland Transport
Bev Greer


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:56:00 16 3/05 12:56:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:40:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:18:00 16 3/06 20:23:00 16 0h 5m 3h 38m 11.56 42
Skwentna 3/07 03:54:00 16 3/07 04:01:00 16 0h 7m 7h 31m 3.99 30
Finger Lake 3/07 08:51:00 16 3/07 13:59:00 15 5h 8m 4h 50m 8.28 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:11:00 15 3/07 23:36:00 15 5h 25m 4h 12m 7.14 30
Rohn 3/08 05:05:00 15 3/08 11:21:00 14 6h 16m 5h 29m 6.38 35
Nikolai 3/09 02:37:00 14 3/09 07:40:00 13 5h 3m 15h 16m 4.91 75
McGrath 3/09 13:56:00 13 3/10 14:45:00 12 24h 49m 6h 16m 7.66 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 17:12:00 12 3/10 23:09:00 11 5h 57m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 01:55:00 11 3/11 08:11:00 11 6h 16m 2h 46m 8.31 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 00:32:00 11 3/12 00:54:00 11 0h 22m 16h 21m 4.46 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 16:57:00 11 3/13 01:21:00 10 8h 24m 16h 3m 4.36 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 07:48:00 10 3/13 14:08:00 10 6h 20m 5h 27m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 20:58:00 10 3/14 05:16:00 10 8h 18m 6h 50m 5.41 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 09:31:00 10 3/14 09:45:00 10 0h 14m 4h 15m 11.06 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 03:11:00 10 3/15 09:35:00 10 6h 24m 17h 26m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 15:05:00 10 3/15 21:41:00 10 6h 36m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 03:28:00 10 3/16 09:55:00 9 6h 27m 5h 47m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 15:13:00 9 3/16 20:16:00 9 5h 3m 5h 18m 9.06 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 01:47:00 9 3/17 09:47:00 9 8h 0m 5h 31m 8.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 15:42:00 9 3/17 15:43:00 9 0h 1m 5h 55m 9.30 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 18:29:51 9 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22