Become an Insider – March 4, 2013 6:15 pm
Presented by the mushers since 2000 to a special checkpoint
Voted on by the mushers
Presented at the Nome banquet by Mark Nordman, Race Director/Race Marshal
Winner-Checkpoint of Galena
- Honors the musher who has bettered his/her last previous finish by the most number of places
- Winner receives an engraved trophy plus $2,000.00
Presented at Nome banquet by Kenny Gill, Senior Director of Operations for Horizon Lines.
Presented since 1980, to the top place rookie (defined as a musher who has never before started the Race)
Musher receives check for $1,500.00 and trophy
Presented at the Nome banquet by Clara Austin (wife of Jerry Austin) and Family of St. Michael
Presented since 1982 to a top 20 team
Based on specific criteria to determine who has best demonstrated outstanding dog care throughout
the Race while remaining competitive.
Recipient received a lead crystal cup on an illuminated wooden base
Presented by David Booker, Station Manager of Alaska Airlines and Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Stuart Nelson, Jr., D.V.M.
Presented to the first musher to Galena.
Check for $1,000.00, Twenty-Five (25) Pounds of Bristol Bay salmon and a commemorative jacket
Re-presented at the Nome banquet by Jason Metrokin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bristol
Bay Native Corporation.
- Originally presented by the late Lolly Medley, Wasilla harness maker and one of two women to run the second Iditarod in 1974.
- Embroidered gold colored harness
- Goes to an outstanding led dog, chosen by the mushers
- Presented at the Nome banquet by Denise Michels, Mayor of Nome
- Winner-Beatle, Dallas Seavey’s Lead Dog
- Each year the official finishers make the decision as to who was the most inspirational musher on the trail.
- The award has been presented by EXXONMOBIL since 2010.
- The Iditarod Limited Edition Gold Coin is valued at $3,900.00 and it’s surrounded by a gold chain rope.
- Presented at the Finishers banquet by Karen Hagedorn, Production Manager for Alaska Winner-Aaron Burmeister
Marcelle Fressineau was the last musher to pass under the Burled Arch Saturday evening. As the final musher to reach the Burled Arch, she was asked to extinguish the Widow’s Lamp signifying that all mushers are off the Iditarod trail. She crossed the finish line at 7:42pm Saturday with 9 dogs.
The Iditarod rookie Lisbet Norris put the wraps on her 2014 race. She finished on Saturday evening with 8 dogs pulling on her line.
The 47th musher to reach the finish line is Iditarod rookie Monica Zappa. She passed under the Burled Arch Saturday evening with 14 dogs on her tug line.
Alex Buetow pulled under the Burled Arch just before 4:30 am Saturday. The rookie from Fairbanks finished this year’s race in 46th position with 14 dogs on his line.
Rookie musher Yvonne Dabakk pulled into Nome shortly after 2:30 am Saturday. The Norwegian finished this year’s race in 45th position with 11 dogs on her line.
Tommy Jordbrudal arrived in Nome early Saturday morning. The rookie musher pulled into Nome with 13 dogs on his string.
The emotional and dramatic story from just outside the Safety checkpoint.
Newton Marshall arrives in Nome in 43rd place with many welcoming fans
Veteran musher Robert Bundtzen finished his 15th Iditarod Friday in 42nd position. He crossed the finish line just before noon with 12 dogs on his line.
The Iditarod rookie musher from Illinois passed under the Burled Arch Friday morning. He arrived in Nome at 9 o’clock with 10 dogs on his string. This is Bejna’s first Iditarod finish crossing the finish line in 41st position.
Mike Ellis finished his second Iditarod Friday morning. He and his team of 11 Siberian Huskies finished in 40th place.
Anna Berington passed under the Burled Arch at 5:15am Friday morning. This is Berington’s 3rd Iditarod and the 40th place finish is her best to date.
Christian Turner and his team of 10 dogs passed under the Burled Arch just before 8pm Thursday. This is Turner’s first Iditarod and credits his dog team for guiding him to Nome safely.