December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Jamie Nelson

Jamie Nelson

Bib Number: 79
Hometown: Togo, MN


Biography

Jamie Nelson, 57, was born in Washington. She began mushing in 1968 and when the Iditarod started in 1973, she said she would run it “some day,” which she did for the first time in 1989. The last time she ran, in 2000, she said, “I will never run this race again.” “What is it that keeps drawing us back to Iditarod? I resisted in 2003 but I can’t this year. I’ve tried, and here I am making out this entry form, wondering why I haven’t come to my senses.” She says that running in Kotzebue has been a great experience as she leaves the “real world” behind when she goes there. “Working as a member of Team Baker has brought some new blood to my kennel and I’m seeing the results in this year’s young dogs. Where better to test them than on the Iditarod Trail?” Our son, Eric (who ran the Jr. Iditarod), has changed his focus from dogs to Amanda and three little munchkins, Elizabeth, Jordyn and Garret. She says she and her husband, Ken, have a full life with the three little ones and all the “wet nosed furry friends in our back yard.” She also enjoys doing the Mushing Boot Camps where she trains others to train their teams and leaders. In the fall she holds events for all levels of mushers. When she isn’t mushing or playing with the grand kids, she enjoys bike riding and dog agility training.

Sponsors

Dog Booties.com, MN
National Pet Products, WI
Animal Care Clinic of Hibbing/Dr. Paul Masheimer & Amy, MN


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 12:51:00 12
BLM 3/04 13:59:00 12 1h 8m 0.00
Willow 3/05 16:34:00 16 3/05 16:34:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 20:43:00 16 3/05 20:43:00 16 0h 0m 4h 9m 10.84 45
Skwentna 3/06 00:30:00 16 3/06 07:07:00 16 6h 37m 3h 47m 8.99 34
Finger Lake 3/06 12:48:00 16 3/06 12:53:00 16 0h 5m 5h 41m 7.92 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 17:21:00 16 3/07 00:15:00 15 6h 54m 4h 28m 6.72 30
Rohn 3/07 04:29:00 15 3/07 11:41:00 15 7h 12m 4h 14m 11.34 48
Nikolai 3/07 23:32:00 15 3/08 08:02:00 15 8h 30m 11h 51m 7.85 93
McGrath 3/08 13:23:00 15 3/08 13:37:00 15 0h 14m 5h 21m 8.97 48
Takotna 3/08 16:12:00 15 3/09 16:22:00 14 24h 10m 2h 35m 8.90 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 18:45:00 14 3/09 22:41:00 14 3h 56m 2h 23m 15.94 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 08:58:00 14 3/10 17:15:00 14 8h 17m 10h 17m 5.83 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/11 03:10:00 14 3/11 11:10:00 14 8h 0m 9h 55m 11.29 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 17:53:00 14 3/12 06:11:00 13 12h 18m 6h 43m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 12:09:00 13 3/12 17:30:00 13 5h 21m 5h 58m 8.72 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 22:25:00 13 3/13 06:10:00 13 7h 45m 4h 55m 8.54 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 16:55:00 13 3/14 01:42:00 12 8h 47m 10h 45m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 07:25:00 12 3/14 12:20:00 12 4h 55m 5h 43m 7.00 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 17:54:00 12 3/15 01:58:00 12 8h 4m 5h 34m 10.42 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 08:06:00 12 3/15 13:24:00 12 5h 18m 6h 8m 7.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 19:30:00 12 3/16 03:30:00 12 8h 0m 6h 6m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 09:43:00 12 3/16 09:43:00 12 0h 0m 6h 13m 8.85 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 12:16:16 12 2h 33m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 22