December 16, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Silvia Willis

Silvia Willis

Bib Number: 40
Hometown: Deshka River, Alaska
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Biography

Silvia Willis, 34, was born in Switzerland where she worked in hotels and in ski resorts before marrying Andy Willis in 1999 and moving to Alaska. She and Andy have owned a lodge on the Deshka for the lat seven years. Silvia began mushing in 1999 and says the family she married into had dogs so it was natural for her to start running dogs. She had trained horses before coming to Alaska so she says it was an easy transition to training dogs. "I enjoy working with animals in general and I enjoy the great outdoors and Alaska's wilderness." Silvia lists her hobbies as fishing, hunting, flowers, pets and card games.


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:25:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:16:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:00:00 16 3/02 19:02:00 16 0h 2m 3h 44m 11.25 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:21:00 16 3/03 04:12:00 16 5h 51m 3h 19m 10.25 34
Finger Lake 3/03 09:04:00 16 3/03 09:18:00 16 0h 14m 4h 52m 9.25 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:08:00 16 3/03 18:13:00 16 0h 5m 8h 50m 3.40 30
Rohn 3/03 22:52:00 16 3/04 06:38:00 16 7h 46m 4h 39m 10.32 48
Nikolai 3/04 15:07:00 16 3/04 22:47:00 15 7h 40m 8h 29m 8.84 75
McGrath 3/05 05:20:00 15 3/05 05:26:00 14 0h 6m 6h 33m 8.24 54
Takotna 3/05 07:52:00 14 3/05 15:54:00 14 8h 2m 2h 26m 7.40 18
Ophir 3/05 18:06:00 14 3/05 18:38:00 14 0h 32m 2h 12m 11.36 25
Cripple 3/06 08:33:00 14 3/07 10:34:00 14 26h 1m 13h 55m 4.24 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 22:27:00 14 3/08 06:27:00 14 8h 0m 11h 53m 9.42 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 13:00:00 14 3/08 18:45:00 13 5h 45m 6h 33m 7.94 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 01:45:00 13 3/09 07:58:00 13 5h 13m 7h 0m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 12:43:00 13 3/09 13:10:00 13 0h 27m 4h 45m 8.84 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 05:30:00 13 3/10 11:42:00 13 6h 12m 16h 20m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 19:40:00 13 3/10 20:06:00 13 0h 26m 7h 58m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 04:24:00 13 3/11 12:14:00 13 7h 50m 8h 18m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 19:13:00 13 3/11 21:42:00 13 2h 29m 6h 59m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 04:58:00 13 3/12 13:04:00 11 8h 6m 7h 16m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 20:21:00 11 3/12 20:26:00 10 0h 5m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 00:04:50 10 3h 38m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 22