February 21, 2018

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2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Alan Eischens

Alan Eischens

Bib Number: 54
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Alan Eischens 58, is a lifelong resident of Alaska. Having been born in Minnesota, he was raised in the Aleutian Islands, growing up in Adak. While living in Adak, that is where he decided that he would pursue a degree in Biology and Anthropology. While attend UAF, he decided to visit St Lawrence Island, and ended up staying there for 10 years.
Alan has a great love for the outdoors and has had several jobs that allow him to do what he likes, from commercial fishing, to construction work. However, his true passion is being with his dogs. This all come to be in 2011 when Alan and his wife Tanjala, started Double E Kennel in Wasilla. Alan has a huge heart for children and together he and Tanjala decided that the kennels platform would be to Bring Awareness to Pediatric Diseases and Disabilities. They have partnered with National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and continue educated everyone about Pediatric Cancer. Whether training or racing all his miles are for the children that have gone on before us, or those that are suffering.
In 2016 and 2017, Alan was able to bring all 16 dogs across the finish line in Nome. Both times when finishing the Iditarod he would say, “the Kids and I did it”!
Alan and Tanjala own and operate Cable17 in Palmer, Ak. He enjoys hunting, camping, fishing and traveling to visit all the grandchildren, along with visiting children that are or have been effected by Pediatric Diseases and/or Disabilities.

Sponsors

Alaska Warm & Kozy
Dr. Jansma & Family
Alaska Foot & Ankle Specialist
Glen’s Wildgame Meats
Key Industries, KS
Advanced Data & Fiber

Kirk/Kathy Sanderson
Miriam Foundation, MO
Dawn Stewart/Kerri Harting, MO
George/Frances Eischens
Pizzeria Delphi


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 11:54:00 16 3/05 11:54:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:44:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:44:00 16 3/06 23:42:00 16 3h 58m 4h 0m 10.50 42
Skwentna 3/07 02:41:00 16 3/07 08:02:00 16 5h 21m 2h 59m 10.06 30
Finger Lake 3/07 12:36:00 16 3/07 17:24:00 16 4h 48m 4h 34m 8.76 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 21:25:00 16 3/08 04:12:00 16 6h 47m 4h 1m 7.47 30
Rohn 3/08 08:56:00 16 3/08 15:17:00 16 6h 21m 4h 44m 7.39 35
Nikolai 3/09 06:35:00 16 3/09 14:56:00 16 8h 21m 15h 18m 4.90 75
McGrath 3/09 20:00:00 16 3/10 21:05:00 16 25h 5m 5h 4m 9.47 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 23:00:00 16 3/10 23:03:00 16 0h 3m 1h 55m 9.39 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 01:27:00 16 3/11 08:00:00 16 6h 33m 2h 24m 9.58 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 22:00:00 16 3/12 04:51:00 16 6h 51m 14h 0m 5.21 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 13:56:00 16 3/13 00:31:00 16 10h 35m 9h 5m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 07:06:00 16 3/13 14:07:00 16 7h 1m 5h 35m 8.96 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 20:17:00 16 3/14 04:55:00 16 8h 38m 6h 10m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 08:44:00 16 3/14 09:07:00 16 0h 23m 3h 49m 12.31 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 01:12:00 16 3/15 09:46:00 16 8h 34m 16h 5m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 15:06:00 16 3/15 21:52:00 16 6h 46m 5h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 03:26:00 16 3/16 10:00:00 16 6h 34m 5h 34m 8.98 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 15:12:00 16 3/16 20:26:00 16 5h 14m 5h 12m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 01:38:00 16 3/17 09:39:00 16 8h 1m 5h 12m 8.85 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 15:36:00 16 3/17 15:37:00 16 0h 1m 5h 57m 9.24 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 22:39:15 16 7h 2m 3.13 ✔ ✔ 22