March 26, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Bib Number: 56
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
Dr. Carson’s Pet Food Supplements
Alaska Water Conditioning


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:48:00 16
Nenana 3/06 23:01:00 16 3/06 23:16:00 16 0h 15m 10h 13m 5.87 60
Manley 3/07 13:37:00 16 3/07 18:16:00 15 4h 39m 14h 21m 6.27 90
Tanana 3/08 06:57:00 15 3/08 07:52:00 15 0h 55m 12h 41m 5.20 66
Ruby 3/09 09:11:00 15 3/09 15:25:00 15 6h 14m 25h 19m 4.70 119
Galena 3/09 21:05:00 15 3/10 21:39:00 15 24h 34m 5h 40m 8.82 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 12:20:00 15 3/11 17:39:00 14 5h 19m 14h 41m 5.58 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 11:25:00 14 3/12 11:29:00 13 0h 4m 16h 46m 5.13 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 13:36:00 13 3/12 22:03:00 13 8h 27m 2h 7m 10.39 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 02:00:00 13 3/13 02:04:00 13 0h 4m 3h 57m 11.90 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 18:33:00 13 3/14 00:20:00 13 5h 47m 16h 29m 5.16 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 06:06:00 13 3/14 10:17:00 13 4h 11m 5h 46m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 15:45:00 13 3/14 21:15:00 13 5h 30m 5h 28m 9.15 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 03:06:00 13 3/15 08:29:00 13 5h 23m 5h 51m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 13:59:00 13 3/15 21:59:00 12 8h 0m 5h 30m 8.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 05:08:00 12 3/16 05:11:00 12 0h 3m 7h 9m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 08:05:59 12 2h 54m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 22