May 25, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » DeeDee Jonrowe

DeeDee Jonrowe

Bib Number: 22
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

DeeDee Jonrowe, 63, was born in Frankfort, Germany, while her father was in the military. The family moved to Alaska in 1971 where her dad was stationed at Ft. Richardson. DeeDee has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and Renewable Resources and now lists her occupation as kennel owner and public speaker. She began mushing in 1979 when she was living in Bethel and her mother was excited about volunteering in the early Iditarod races. (Peg Stout attended every Iditarod start before she passed away in July of 2015, except in 1974 when her husband was stationed Outside.) DeeDee says, “This will be my 35th Iditarod start, 16 finishes in the top 10. “In three decades I have seen our event mature in many ways as has the state of Alaska. I am committed to using the things I have learned to improve the lives and conditions of all working dogs, the people of rural Alaska, especially young people searching for a meaningful life and our precious elders who have so much to teach us. God has blessed me with the health and circumstances to participate in this celebration of the bond—dogs with man, together opening the unknown. I am truly blessed.” Deedee goes on to say, “When challenged with the Sockeye fire, I had very little time to evacuate. Instinctively, I grabbed the most important things in my life, my dogs. Besides a few guns, we lost everything we have ever owned, all our records. We only saved our dogs. That is the deepest value I placed on them.” DeeDee is a member of the Big Lake Baptist Church, the Willow Running Club and Alaska Missions. She says her hobbies and interests include raising Labrador Retrievers, Pekingese Rescue, socializing young dogs for service dog training and running. DeeDee is married to Mike, secretary of the Iditarod’s Board of Directors.

Sponsors

Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food/WellPet, MA
Northern Edge Physical Therapy
Ice Bugs
Sea Fur Sewing
Robert Miller
Running in memory of my best friend and mom, PEG STOUT
Zeal Optics
Dr. Mike McNamarra
High Adventure Kennels
Dr Natalie Velasquez and Ed Slouffman
Wasilla Dodge
Sue Greenly & Pat Hahn (Nome host family)

Cor Cosmetics
All Creatures Veterinary Clinic
Bradley Reid +Associates
Valley Chiropractic Clinic (Drs Jim and David Martin)
Jona and Jon VanZyle
Daily’s Web Design
B Original Signs
Arctic Midnight Furs
CAC Plastics
David & SallyJo Martin
Special thanks to Derek & Courtney


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 11:40:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:25:00 16 3/06 23:56:00 16 6h 31m 5h 45m 10.43 60
Manley 3/07 09:54:00 16 3/07 17:51:00 16 7h 57m 9h 58m 9.03 90
Tanana 3/08 02:37:00 16 3/08 16:35:00 15 13h 58m 8h 46m 7.53 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 12:51:00 15 3/09 21:01:00 15 8h 10m 20h 16m 5.87 ✔ 119
Galena 3/10 03:25:00 15 3/11 06:15:00 15 26h 50m 6h 24m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 17:13:00 15 3/12 09:38:00 14 15h 25m 10h 58m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/13 00:34:00 14 3/13 00:39:00 13 0h 5m 14h 56m 5.76 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/13 03:03:00 13 3/13 11:37:00 13 8h 34m 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 15:50:00 13 3/13 23:15:00 13 7h 25m 4h 13m 11.15 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 09:17:00 13 3/14 17:29:00 12 8h 12m 10h 2m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 22:58:00 12 3/15 10:19:00 12 11h 21m 5h 29m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 15:39:00 12 3/15 21:31:00 12 5h 52m 5h 20m 9.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 02:54:00 12 3/16 10:35:00 12 7h 41m 5h 23m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 16:08:00 12 3/17 00:36:00 12 8h 28m 5h 33m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 07:12:00 12 3/17 07:14:00 12 0h 2m 6h 36m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 10:03:37 12 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22