May 24, 2018

Musher Details

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Tom Schonberger

Bib Number: 25
Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska


Biography

Tom Schonberger, 50, was born in North Dakota and raised in New Mexico. He attended New Mexico State University, where he earned a BS in Secondary Education in 1990 and a commission as a second Lieutenant in the US Air Force. He followed that with an MS in Management in 2000 from Troy State University. He was stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida and was then transferred, courtesy of the Air Force, to Alaska in 2000. He soon found a way to stay in Alaska and continue to serve his country by accepting a position in the Alaska Air National Guard. Tom and his wife, Mary, are the proud owners of TouchMeNot Siberians, a small working and showing kennel located in Chugiak, Alaska. The “Pack” as they are commonly referred to, was awarded the Siberian Husky Club of America’s Working Showing Trophy in 2014 and again in 2015. Tom began mushing in 2001 and has been working toward his first Iditarod since 2015 when he started running qualifying races. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association, the Philmont Staff Association, the Siberian husky Club of America and the Siberian Husky Club of Anchorage, Alaska. Tom is an Eagle Scout and shares this honor with his Father and his 2 brothers. He lists his hobbies and interests as fishing, hiking and “beer tasting”.

Sponsors

Chesapeake Siberian Husky Club
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Greenville, SC
Mark/Lynn Garner
Simonne, Andre/Jocelyne Roy
Rodney Roosevelt
Best In Show Training
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Detroit
Marie Sarisky-Lamb
Siberian Husky Club of the Niagara Frontier
Nicole/Rene Eliste
Theresa/Bill Przybylski
North Jersey Siberian Husky Club
Tony/Denell Angelo
Monika “Nika” Glennon
Kathy Rasmussen
Laura Beland
Wayne/Chris Curtis
Sue/Michael Striebich
Rocky Mountain Siberian Husky Club
Siberian Husky Club of Anchorage Alaska
Judy Russell/Sarah Hubbach
Carolan/Roland Appleton
Doug Jones/Sheri Wright
Bobbi Baker
Pat Schue
Ron & Ellen Godden
Garden State Siberian Husky Club
Denali Dish Diva
Kathleen Hartig
Dan/Laura Brodigan
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago
Squadron Officer School Class 97C – Flight B25
Chuck/Cheri/Raz Cubbison
Karen Morin

Louie Gonzales/Leanne Lounsbury
Anne Grant
Bruce/Joanne Barnes
Craig Donnelly
Leia Werner
Rachel Werner
Samantha Werner
Gretchen Dietrich
Monte & Tamara Budahl
Yogi's Bar and Grill --Chugiak
Sheila/Glen Laughton
Bob/Cindy Vance
Matt/Lauren/Charlie Vos
Garden State Siberian Husky Club
Chad/Natalie Smyre
Danny/Margit Brand
Denali Real Estate/Margaret Nelson
Candace Hanscom/Anders Worsley
Jon/Christianne Hamel
Chris/Michele Vogel
Jim/Delinda Davis
Cheryl/Troy Zachary
Kathy Putney and Family
Jan Algren
Mike MacNeil and Family
Lauren/Tim/Julie McIlwraith
Veterinary Specialists of Alaska
dogbooties.com
Tina Joynson
Laura Anderson / Romil Limson
Donna Burkhart
Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland
Rick/Catherine Booth
Anni Beherec/Ken Fuller


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:46:00 16
Yentna 3/04 20:16:00 16 3/05 00:31:00 16 4h 15m 5h 30m 7.64 42
Skwentna 3/05 04:33:00 16 3/05 10:30:00 16 5h 57m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Finger Lake 3/05 17:40:00 16 3/05 22:23:00 16 4h 43m 7h 10m 5.58 40
Rainy Pass 3/06 03:17:00 16 3/06 08:40:00 16 5h 23m 4h 54m 6.12 30
Rohn 3/06 14:53:00 16 3/06 22:15:00 13 7h 22m 6h 13m 5.63 35
Nikolai 3/07 16:33:00 13 3/07 22:15:00 13 5h 42m 18h 18m 4.10 75
McGrath 3/08 09:21:00 13 3/09 10:47:00 11 25h 26m 11h 6m 4.32 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 14:17:00 11 3/09 14:40:00 11 0h 23m 3h 30m 5.14 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 18:32:00 11 3/09 23:30:00 11 4h 58m 3h 52m 5.95 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/10 20:21:00 11 3/11 05:31:00 11 8h 10m 20h 51m 3.84 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/11 19:16:00 11 3/12 01:55:00 11 6h 39m 13h 45m 4.00 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/12 06:52:00 11 3/12 07:04:00 11 0h 12m 4h 57m 5.05 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 11:35:00 11 3/12 19:42:00 11 8h 7m 4h 31m 3.99 ✔ ✔ Scratched 18