December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Joe Gans

Joe Gans

Bib Number: 12
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Joe Gans, 23, was born and raised in Minnesota. He attended Montana State University for two years, where he studied geography. At that time he wasn’t sure where he was gong in school so he left to give dog sled tours with the Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures in Big Sky, Montana. That winter he went to Skagway where he worked with tours that summer for Alaska Excursions. He spent the next winter in Willow, working with Iditarod veteran, Russ Bybee and Moose Crossing Kennel. “Now I am entering Iditarod to spend time with the dogs see a new trail and learn about myself at the same time.” Joe lists his hobbies as fishing, camping, hiking and snowboarding.

Sponsors

Moose Crossing Kennel
Joan Wooner, MN
Alaska Excursions
Bootie Brigade
Arrowhead Fabrics


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 10:24:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:20:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:20:00 16 3/02 18:24:00 16 0h 4m 4h 0m 10.50 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:26:00 16 3/03 04:31:00 16 0h 5m 10h 2m 3.39 34
Finger Lake 3/03 15:33:00 16 3/03 15:41:00 16 0h 8m 11h 2m 4.08 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 00:25:00 16 3/04 07:21:00 16 6h 56m 8h 44m 3.44 30
Rohn 3/04 12:20:00 16 3/04 20:00:00 16 7h 40m 4h 59m 9.63 48
Nikolai 3/05 09:57:00 16 3/05 16:39:00 16 6h 42m 13h 57m 5.38 75
McGrath 3/06 00:18:00 16 3/06 00:20:00 16 0h 2m 7h 39m 7.06 54
Takotna 3/06 03:15:00 16 3/07 06:26:00 16 27h 11m 2h 55m 6.17 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 09:00:00 16 3/07 09:05:00 16 0h 5m 2h 34m 9.74 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 03:00:00 16 3/08 12:23:00 16 9h 23m 17h 55m 3.29 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 05:05:00 16 3/09 11:55:00 16 6h 50m 15h 42m 7.13 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 18:24:00 16 3/10 05:00:00 15 10h 36m 6h 29m 8.02 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 11:52:00 15 3/10 19:07:00 14 7h 15m 6h 52m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 00:28:00 14 3/11 07:34:00 14 7h 6m 5h 21m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 00:40:00 14 3/12 07:42:00 14 7h 2m 17h 6m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 14:10:00 14 3/12 21:57:00 13 7h 47m 6h 28m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 03:49:00 13 3/13 12:05:00 13 8h 16m 5h 52m 8.18 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 17:31:00 13 3/13 22:25:00 13 4h 54m 5h 26m 8.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 04:35:00 13 3/14 13:42:00 13 9h 7m 6h 10m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 20:22:00 13 3/14 20:23:00 13 0h 1m 6h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 23:26:15 13 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22