August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Monica Zappa

Monica Zappa

Bib Number: 48
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Monica Zappa, 34 was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she lived until she went to graduate school in Oklahoma. After finishing grad school in 2010, Monica moved to Alaska to try mushing and fishing. She says she sort of began mushing as a kid but started for real in 2010 and decided she wanted to run the Iditarod when she watched the 2012 start. She says, “I feel beyond fortunate to be participating in my fifth Iditarod and am excited to hopefully see the southern route for the first time. I love nothing more than the serenity of being out in the wilderness for days on end with my canine companions. The trail is the only place my mind can be quiet, away from the endless chatter of modern society. In addition to taking in wild Alaska from the back of a dog sled, I take pride in doing what I can to protect the Alaskan wilderness and its precious resources from exploitation. My partner, Tim Osmar, and I commercially salmon fish in the summer and we care deeply about protecting the wild salmon habitat in Alaska. Over the past six years, we have collaborated with various advocacy groups including Trout Unlimited, Renewable Resource Coalition, Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay, Cook Inlet Keeper, Earth Justice, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Stand for Salmon, Northern Center for the Environment, and more.” Last year, Monica was recognized as Alaska’s Activist of the Year for her persistent commitment to challenging foreign mining companies that threaten our Alaska way of life.

Sponsors

Granny Lee
Kenai Spine
Alaska Surgical Oncology
Mom


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 15:32:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:41:00 16 3/04 19:48:00 16 0h 7m 4h 9m 10.12 42
Skwentna 3/05 01:29:00 16 3/05 06:19:00 16 4h 50m 5h 41m 5.28 30
Finger Lake 3/05 11:27:00 16 3/05 17:25:00 16 5h 58m 5h 8m 7.79 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 21:32:00 16 3/06 02:43:00 16 5h 11m 4h 7m 7.29 30
Rohn 3/06 07:04:00 16 3/06 08:24:00 15 1h 20m 4h 21m 8.05 35
Nikolai 3/07 00:35:00 15 3/07 07:38:00 15 7h 3m 16h 11m 4.63 75
McGrath 3/07 13:52:00 15 3/07 18:46:00 15 4h 54m 6h 14m 7.70 48
Takotna 3/07 21:23:00 15 3/07 21:35:00 15 0h 12m 2h 37m 6.88 18
Ophir 3/08 00:30:00 15 3/09 01:16:00 15 24h 46m 2h 55m 7.89 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 15:50:00 15 3/10 02:39:00 14 10h 49m 14h 34m 5.49 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 13:43:00 14 3/10 18:28:00 14 4h 45m 11h 4m 4.97 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 21:46:00 14 3/11 03:03:00 13 4h 17m 3h 18m 7.58 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 05:30:00 13 3/11 09:48:00 13 4h 18m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/12 11:44:00 13 3/12 19:59:00 13 8h 15m 25h 56m 4.70 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/13 12:12:00 13 3/13 17:33:00 13 5h 21m 16h 13m 5.24 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 23:47:00 13 3/14 07:59:00 12 8h 12m 6h 14m 6.42 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 15:11:00 12 3/14 23:08:00 12 7h 57m 7h 12m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 05:21:00 12 3/15 11:58:00 12 6h 37m 6h 13m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:45:00 12 3/16 01:49:00 12 8h 4m 5h 47m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:21:00 12 3/16 08:28:00 12 0h 7m 6h 32m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:20:43 12 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22