November 18, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff Wells

Jeff Wells

Bib Number: 76
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Biography

Jeff Wells, 21, was born and raised in Minnesota. He says, “Ever since reading Gary Paulsen’s books and watching “Iron Will,” my dream has been to run the Iditarod.” He lived in farm country in Minnesota and was limited there to sprint dogs. But he compiled his own team and raced competitively during high school. He sold that team before coming to Alaska in 2003 following high school graduation to handle for Jeff King. He is now attending UAF with a major in Wildlife Biology and expects to graduate in 2009. He is taking this year off to run Jeff’s puppy team in the 2007 Iditarod. “After this adventure is finished, my plan is to complete school, although who knows what other distractions may present themselves. Jeff says in his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, soccer, bird watching, and playing guitar.


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:45:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:47:00 12 1h 2m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:28:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 20:27:00 16 16 3h 59m 11.30 45
Skwentna 3/05 06:19:00 16 3/05 06:23:00 15 0h 4m 34
Finger Lake 3/05 20:08:00 15 3/06 06:58:00 15 10h 50m 13h 45m 3.27 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 11:00:00 15 3/07 05:25:00 15 18h 25m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/07 10:24:00 15 3/07 18:11:00 14 7h 47m 4h 59m 9.63 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/08 13:15:00 14 3/08 20:50:00 14 7h 35m 19h 4m 4.20 80
McGrath 3/09 02:38:00 14 3/10 03:20:00 14 24h 42m 5h 48m 8.28 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/10 05:34:00 14 3/10 05:38:00 14 0h 4m 2h 14m 8.06 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/10 08:11:00 14 3/10 16:00:00 13 7h 49m 2h 33m 9.80 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/11 13:04:00 13 3/12 06:21:00 13 17h 17m 20h 4m 4.49 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/12 19:08:00 13 3/12 19:14:00 13 0h 6m 12h 47m 5.08 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 22:42:00 13 3/13 07:35:00 13 8h 53m 3h 28m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 09:50:00 13 3/13 10:25:00 13 0h 35m 2h 15m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 00:01:00 13 3/14 10:08:00 13 10h 7m 13h 36m 4.41 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/14 16:50:00 13 3/15 04:03:00 12 11h 13m 6h 42m 10.45 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/15 19:52:00 12 3/16 04:59:00 12 9h 7m 15h 49m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/16 09:58:00 12 3/16 16:52:00 11 6h 54m 4h 59m 8.43 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/16 22:50:00 11 3/17 07:35:00 11 8h 45m 5h 58m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/17 12:29:00 11 3/17 19:14:00 11 6h 45m 4h 54m 9.80 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 00:58:00 11 3/18 08:58:00 11 8h 0m 5h 44m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 15:01:00 11 3/18 15:07:00 11 0h 6m 6h 3m 9.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 17:40:54 11 2h 33m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 22