December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Suprenant

Michael Suprenant

Bib Number: 11
Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska
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Biography

Michael Suprenant, 53, was born in Germany while his dad was stationed there. He spent his youth living in Germany, Texas, and New Mexico. After High School, he joined the Air Force as an avionics technician, working on various aircraft including F-4s, A-10s, C-130s, C-5s, C-141s, KC-10s, KC-135s, and the C-17. Mike has spent time all over the world including Hawaii, Japan, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. He came to Alaska with the Air Force in 1997 and says he volunteered for Alaska expecting great skiing and fishing. He began thinking about the Iditarod at that time and became an Iditarod volunteer. After the Air Force, he decided to stay in Alaska to pursue his Iditarod dream. Mike began mushing in 2001 and moved to Chugiak from Anchorage to be able to run dogs. With some great advice from Iditarod veterans and his own experiences as a volunteer on the trail, he crafted a plan to run the Iditarod. Mike currently is an employee of the US Government. He earned a BA in Business in 2003 and an AA in Avionics in 1994. He enjoys building and gardening. Michael is married to Debbie.

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2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:22:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:18:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:24:00 16 3/08 18:32:00 16 0h 8m 4h 6m 16.10 66
Skwentna 3/08 21:53:00 16 3/09 05:49:00 16 7h 56m 3h 21m 10.15 34
Finger Lake 3/09 11:39:00 16 3/09 17:01:00 15 5h 22m 5h 50m 7.71 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 21:07:00 15 3/10 05:04:00 15 7h 57m 4h 6m 7.32 30
Rohn 3/10 09:37:00 15 3/10 15:45:00 15 6h 8m 4h 33m 10.55 48
Nikolai 3/11 10:05:00 15 3/11 18:28:00 15 8h 23m 18h 20m 4.09 75
McGrath 3/12 00:35:00 15 3/12 00:44:00 15 0h 9m 6h 7m 8.83 54
Takotna 3/12 03:33:00 15 3/13 05:39:00 15 26h 6m 2h 49m 6.39 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 08:35:00 15 3/13 08:51:00 15 0h 16m 2h 56m 8.52 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/14 02:06:00 15 3/14 13:13:00 15 11h 7m 17h 15m 5.22 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 20:35:00 15 3/15 07:10:00 15 10h 35m 7h 22m 8.82 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/15 10:18:00 15 3/15 10:27:00 15 0h 9m 3h 8m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/15 12:55:00 15 3/16 11:45:00 15 22h 50m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/18 11:02:00 15 3/18 18:36:00 14 7h 34m 47h 17m 1.27 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/19 03:08:00 14 3/19 13:18:00 14 10h 10m 8h 32m 8.20 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/20 04:40:00 14 3/20 12:15:00 14 7h 35m 15h 22m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/20 17:20:00 14 3/21 01:29:00 14 8h 9m 5h 5m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/21 07:12:00 14 3/21 15:28:00 14 8h 16m 5h 43m 10.15 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/21 20:48:00 14 3/22 15:36:00 14 18h 48m 5h 20m 9.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/22 21:31:00 14 3/23 08:37:00 13 11h 6m 5h 55m 7.77 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/23 14:25:00 13 3/23 14:30:00 13 0h 5m 5h 48m 9.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/23 17:10:38 13 2h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 22