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2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Louis Nelson, Sr.

Louis Nelson, Sr.

Bib Number: 72
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Louis Nelson, Sr., 65, an Inupiat Eskimo, was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. He began mushing about 13 years ago and run the Kobuk 220 and 440 more than 10 times. Louis lives at camp year round, located 25 miles north of Kotzebue), primarily living a subsitence lifestyle. He operates Snowy River Kennels and has about 35 dogs. He shares dogs with his son, Darin, who owns and operates Kobuk Lake Kennel near Kotzebue. Together they train dogs to race mid distance races. Louis is married to Lulu. They have one child living at home, Alexa, 15.. He is retired.

Sponsors

Guy & Kristi Adams
Gayle Ralston
Herman & Della Reich
Al & Diane Adams
Chuck & Marie Greene
Ron & Zona Hogan
Sophie Ferguson
Schaeffer Performance
Tom & Helen Bolen
JB Iditarod Race Fund
Nate & Betty Kotch
Rick & Suzy Erlich
Chuck Schaeffer
John Gallahorn & Alice Henry
Donny Olson
Kotzebue Electric Association

Lulu Nelson
Clement Nelson
Alexa Nelson
Drake Construction
Art Fields, Sr
Tony & Vika Owens
Francis Ballot
NW Refrigeration & Electric
Chris Nelson
Derek McElroy
Gia Hanna
May Howarth
Ken Gallahorn
KIC Corporation
Bish Gallahorn
Kobuk Lake Kennels


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 12:36:00 12 2h 36m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:38:00 12 1h 2m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 16:20:00 16 2h 20m 59
Yentna 3/06 20:17:00 16 3/06 20:24:00 16 0h 7m 3h 57m 11.39 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:57:00 16 3/07 06:30:00 15 6h 33m 3h 33m 9.58 34
Finger Lake 3/07 12:00:00 15 3/07 15:25:00 14 3h 25m 5h 30m 8.18 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 19:21:00 14 3/08 04:06:00 14 8h 45m 3h 56m 7.63 30
Rohn 3/08 09:10:00 14 3/08 15:30:00 14 6h 20m 5h 4m 9.47 48
Nikolai 3/09 04:36:00 14 3/09 12:26:00 14 7h 50m 13h 6m 7.10 93
McGrath 3/09 18:20:00 14 3/09 18:30:00 13 0h 10m 5h 54m 8.14 48
Takotna 3/09 21:18:00 3/10 21:34:00 24h 16m 2h 48m 8.21 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 23:56:00 13 3/11 00:10:00 13 0h 14m 2h 22m 16.06 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 11:50:00 13 3/11 17:44:00 13 5h 54m 11h 40m 7.71 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 03:27:00 13 3/12 09:38:00 13 6h 11m 9h 43m 6.69 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 13:21:00 13 3/12 13:31:00 13 0h 10m 3h 43m 6.73 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 16:27:00 13 3/12 22:55:00 13 6h 28m 2h 56m 6.14 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 07:03:00 13 3/13 12:48:00 13 5h 45m 8h 8m 7.38 ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 20:50:00 13 3/14 04:50:00 13 8h 0m 8h 2m 8.71 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 15:07:00 13 3/14 19:02:00 12 3h 55m 10h 17m 8.75 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 01:07:00 12 3/15 06:19:00 12 5h 12m 6h 5m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 12:24:00 12 3/15 18:52:00 12 6h 28m 6h 5m 9.53 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 01:29:00 12 3/16 05:55:00 12 4h 26m 6h 37m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 12:24:00 12 3/16 20:27:00 10 8h 3m 6h 29m 7.10 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:13:00 10 3/17 03:15:00 10 0h 2m 6h 46m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 06:17:45 10 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22