August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Jason Stewart, 42, was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He received his Associates of Arts Degree from Hagerstown, Maryland in 2002. When he was 12, he started spending summers in Alaska visiting his dad and his brother, Since he got tired of feeling homesick whenever he left Alaska, he left Maryland permanently in 2004 and moved to Alaska. He got started running dogs with an overnight camping trip in 2000. In 2011 he became a handler for another musher. In 2012, Jason met his future wife, Melissa Owens, and began getting as serious about her as he was about dogs. He ran his first race in 2015 and “hasn’t stopped since.” He and his wife own and operate Owl Creek Kennel, which was started by her parents in Nome in the mid 80’s. Jason has worked as a Corrections Officer for the past three years. He is also an Advanced Glock Armorer. He enjoys building dogsleds in the off season and helping his wife with her business ventures. Jason and Melissa welcomed their newest member, Ellen Patricia, to Team Stewart in August of 2017. Jason also has a son, Caswell who is 12.

Sponsors

Alaska Correctional Officers Association
Howling Dog Alaska, KS
Airland Transport
GCCC Officers


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 16:08:00 16
Yentna 3/04 20:18:00 16 3/05 00:44:00 16 4h 26m 4h 10m 10.08 42
Skwentna 3/05 03:58:00 16 3/05 08:55:00 16 4h 57m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Finger Lake 3/05 14:08:00 16 3/05 19:29:00 16 5h 21m 5h 13m 7.67 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 23:42:00 16 3/06 05:36:00 16 5h 54m 4h 13m 7.11 30
Rohn 3/06 10:09:00 16 3/06 18:58:00 15 8h 49m 4h 33m 7.69 35
Nikolai 3/07 10:37:00 15 3/07 16:51:00 15 6h 14m 15h 39m 4.79 75
McGrath 3/07 23:10:00 15 3/09 00:31:00 15 25h 21m 6h 19m 7.60 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 02:58:00 15 3/09 03:01:00 15 0h 3m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 05:37:00 15 3/09 10:41:00 15 5h 4m 2h 36m 8.85 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/10 02:58:00 15 3/10 11:14:00 15 8h 16m 16h 17m 4.91 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 18:30:00 15 3/11 05:19:00 15 9h 49m 7h 16m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/11 08:25:00 15 3/11 08:29:00 15 0h 4m 3h 6m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 10:42:00 15 3/11 19:46:00 15 9h 4m 2h 13m 8.12 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/13 08:04:00 3/13 15:49:00 14 7h 45m 36h 18m 3.36 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/14 11:05:00 14 3/14 16:40:00 13 5h 35m 19h 16m 4.41 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 22:50:00 13 3/15 07:19:00 13 8h 29m 6h 10m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 14:07:00 13 3/15 21:39:00 13 7h 32m 6h 48m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 03:33:00 13 3/16 10:42:00 12 7h 9m 5h 54m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 16:57:00 12 3/17 01:39:00 12 8h 42m 6h 15m 7.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 08:06:00 12 3/17 08:08:00 12 0h 2m 6h 27m 8.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 10:53:10 12 2h 45m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 22