August 14, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Ralph Johannessen

Ralph Johannessen

Bib Number: 77
Hometown: Dagali, NORWAY


Biography

Ralph Johannessen, 56, was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. Ralph started mushing in 1973 after having grown up in a household with active hunting dogs. He has won all the long distance races in Norway, and is the reigning Norwegian long distance champion. His racing kennel is based at Dagali, close to the Hardangervidda national park, where he enjoys an active outdoor life at all seasons. He is a member of Hallingen Hundekoyrarlag.
Ralph became interested in racing the Iditarod after his good friend Robert Sørlie won his first champion title in 2003. Having raced at top level in Norway for numerous years, Ralph is now ready for a new challenge and will be bringing his own dog team from Norway to the Iditarod.
Ralph is the father of two adult children, Marte and Sondre.

Awards

Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Award

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 12:45:00 16 3/05 12:45:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:30:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:23:00 16 3/06 20:26:00 16 0h 3m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/06 23:38:00 16 3/07 03:31:00 16 3h 53m 3h 12m 9.38 30
Finger Lake 3/07 08:37:00 16 3/07 08:41:00 16 0h 4m 5h 6m 7.84 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:22:00 16 3/07 15:45:00 16 3h 23m 3h 41m 8.14 30
Rohn 3/07 20:31:00 16 3/08 02:26:00 16 5h 55m 4h 46m 7.34 35
Nikolai 3/08 11:55:00 16 3/08 16:48:00 15 4h 53m 9h 29m 7.91 75
McGrath 3/08 22:35:00 15 3/09 03:28:00 15 4h 53m 5h 47m 8.30 48
Takotna 3/09 05:43:00 15 3/09 05:48:00 15 0h 5m 2h 15m 8.00 18
Ophir 3/09 08:22:00 15 3/09 12:57:00 15 4h 35m 2h 34m 8.96 23
Cripple 3/09 23:55:00 15 3/11 00:13:00 14 24h 18m 10h 58m 6.66 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 10:00:00 14 3/11 14:52:00 14 4h 52m 9h 47m 7.16 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 21:03:00 14 3/11 21:13:00 14 0h 10m 6h 11m 8.09 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 04:31:00 14 3/12 12:35:00 13 8h 4m 7h 18m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 17:04:00 13 3/12 20:33:00 13 3h 29m 4h 29m 10.48 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 09:08:00 13 3/13 13:58:00 12 4h 50m 11h 35m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:39:00 12 3/13 22:57:00 12 3h 18m 5h 41m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 05:41:00 12 3/14 09:15:00 12 3h 34m 6h 44m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 15:21:00 12 3/14 15:27:00 12 0h 6m 6h 6m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 22:06:00 12 3/15 06:06:00 11 8h 0m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 12:12:00 11 3/15 12:14:00 11 0h 2m 6h 6m 9.02 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 14:50:08 11 2h 36m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 22