August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Jessie Holmes

Jessie Holmes

Bib Number: 41
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska
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Biography

Jessie Holmes, 37, was born and raised in Alabama. He left there at the age of 18 to go see Alaska. But he ended up in Montana where he worked as a carpenter for three years. He came to Alaska in 2004 looking for adventure and found it running dogs on a remote trap line on the Yukon River. This love for the wilderness and dogs eventually led to his competing in many races, both sprint and distance. He won the Kobuk 440 in 2017 and placed seventh in the 2018 Iditarod, taking home the honor of being the “Rookie of the Year” in that Iditarod. A subsistence resident of Nenana, Jessie is currently works as a carpenter and TV personality, appearing the Life below Zero, a documentary television show about the daily lives of people living in remote Alaska. He lists his hobbies as running ultra-marathons, hunting and fishing.

Awards

Rookie of the Year

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 15:18:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:09:00 16 3/04 19:53:00 16 0h 44m 3h 51m 10.91 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:59:00 16 3/05 03:53:00 16 4h 54m 3h 6m 9.68 30
Finger Lake 3/05 08:27:00 16 3/05 08:33:00 16 0h 6m 4h 34m 8.76 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:12:00 16 3/05 12:28:00 16 0h 16m 3h 39m 8.22 30
Rohn 3/05 20:38:00 16 3/05 23:29:00 16 2h 51m 8h 10m 4.29 35
Nikolai 3/06 12:39:00 16 3/06 19:36:00 15 6h 57m 13h 10m 5.70 75
McGrath 3/07 02:21:00 15 3/07 02:53:00 15 0h 32m 6h 45m 7.11 48
Takotna 3/07 05:29:00 15 3/07 09:57:00 15 4h 28m 2h 36m 6.92 18
Ophir 3/07 12:37:00 15 3/08 13:31:00 15 24h 54m 2h 40m 8.63 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 02:24:00 15 3/09 07:04:00 15 4h 40m 12h 53m 6.21 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 19:30:00 15 3/10 03:32:00 14 8h 2m 12h 26m 4.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 06:39:00 14 3/10 06:51:00 14 0h 12m 3h 7m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 08:53:00 14 3/10 15:52:00 13 6h 59m 2h 2m 8.85 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 13:02:00 13 3/11 17:39:00 13 4h 37m 20h 10m 6.05 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 03:40:00 13 3/12 07:47:00 12 4h 7m 10h 1m 8.49 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 13:23:00 12 3/12 18:12:00 12 4h 49m 5h 36m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 01:20:00 12 3/13 06:40:00 12 5h 20m 7h 8m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 12:53:00 12 3/13 15:03:00 11 2h 10m 6h 13m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 21:41:00 11 3/14 05:41:00 10 8h 0m 6h 38m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 11:49:00 10 3/14 11:50:00 10 0h 1m 6h 8m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 14:39:40 10 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22