Musher Details

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Aaron Burmeister

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Nome/Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Aaron Burmeister, 43, was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has worked in construction for the last 25 years. “I have been racing the Iditarod for 25 years and have been raising dogs my entire life. Iditarod is an event that brings the state of Alaska together every year to celebrate the rich history of dog mushing and its role in developing travel through Alaska, from delivering mail to transporting gold miners, and hauling wood, ice and checking traplines. Thousands of people come together each year to help put on this great event, so that we, as mushers, can participate. It is an honor to be on the trail to see old friends and make new ones. As a musher, it is no easy task to get to the starting line and I would like to thank my family for allowing me to do it and my partner, Tony Brownng, and Marian, for making it possible.” Aaron is married to Mandy and they are the parents of Hunter, 10, and Kiana, 6. Aaron is a member of the IUOE, AGC, IOFC, AOPA and the ITC. He lists his hobbies as flying, hunting, fishing and time with family.

Sponsors

Pike Legal Group
Q.A.P.
LEER

Joe Cocquet/Eagle Pet Food
Drake Construction
Eureka Meats


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 10:28:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:24:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:15:00 16 3/02 18:21:00 16 0h 6m 3h 51m 10.91 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:10:00 16 3/03 01:15:00 16 0h 5m 6h 49m 4.99 34
Finger Lake 3/03 06:21:00 16 3/03 11:24:00 16 5h 3m 5h 6m 8.82 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:07:00 16 3/03 15:12:00 16 0h 5m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/03 20:10:00 16 3/04 02:24:00 15 6h 14m 4h 58m 9.66 48
Nikolai 3/04 12:19:00 15 3/04 19:01:00 13 6h 42m 9h 55m 7.56 75
McGrath 3/05 02:47:00 13 3/05 02:52:00 13 0h 5m 7h 46m 6.95 54
Takotna 3/05 05:46:00 13 3/06 08:32:00 13 26h 46m 2h 54m 6.21 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 11:00:00 13 3/06 11:10:00 13 0h 10m 2h 28m 10.14 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 03:09:00 13 3/07 03:25:00 13 0h 16m 15h 59m 3.69 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 20:32:00 13 3/08 04:32:00 12 8h 0m 17h 7m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 11:33:00 12 3/08 17:14:00 12 5h 41m 7h 1m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 00:24:00 12 3/09 00:35:00 12 0h 11m 7h 10m 7.26 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 07:14:00 12 3/09 12:44:00 12 5h 30m 5h 39m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 06:04:00 12 3/10 06:14:00 12 0h 10m 17h 20m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 13:24:00 12 3/10 19:20:00 12 5h 56m 7h 10m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 03:20:00 12 3/11 09:41:00 11 6h 21m 8h 0m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 16:57:00 11 3/11 18:51:00 11 1h 54m 7h 16m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 02:05:00 11 3/12 10:05:00 10 8h 0m 7h 14m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 17:48:00 10 3/12 17:50:00 9 0h 2m 7h 43m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 21:05:20 9 3h 15m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 22