December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Jen Seavey

Jen Seavey

Bib Number: 61
Hometown: Seward, Alaska


Biography

Jen Seavey, 22, was born in Montana. She grew up on large cattle ranches in Montana and New Mexico. She says she's been working with animals her whole live and started training horses when she was six years old. She didn't grow up around sled dogs and didn't know any mushers, but "when I was in first grade, I decided that I was going to move to Alaska and run the Iditarod." Her dad made her a sled out of a milk crate and some old skis. She harnessed her German shepherd in a horse halter and made him tow her around. "When I was 18, I stumbled upon an ad on the Internet for handlers at the Seavey's Iditarod Racing Kennel. After a couple of phone calls, I decided that college would have to wait, and I bought a one-way ticket to Alaska. I met my husband, Dallas Seavey, when he picked me up at the airport. I handled for the Seavey kennel for two winters and worked as a tour guide in the summers. Dallas and I now spend our summers in Anchorage running the WildRide Sled Dog Rodeo." Her hobbies are horsemanship, dog training and writing.

Sponsors

JJ Keller & Associates, WI
Blackwood Pet Food, SC
Icicle Seafoods/Seward Fisheries
Seward Ships Drydock

Iditarod Trail Blazers
Inlet Tower Suites
Petro Marine Services
WildRide Sled Dog Show


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 12:12:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:58:00 16
Yentna 3/09 00:45:00 16 3/09 00:52:00 16 0h 7m 8h 47m 7.51 66
Skwentna 3/09 04:04:00 16 3/09 09:43:00 16 5h 39m 3h 12m 10.63 34
Finger Lake 3/09 15:16:00 16 3/09 23:34:00 16 8h 18m 5h 33m 8.11 45
Rainy Pass 3/10 03:50:00 16 3/10 12:03:00 16 8h 13m 4h 16m 7.03 30
Rohn 3/10 16:19:00 16 3/10 23:49:00 16 7h 30m 4h 16m 11.25 48
Nikolai 3/11 18:08:00 16 3/12 02:22:00 16 8h 14m 18h 19m 4.09 75
McGrath 3/12 08:16:00 16 3/12 15:08:00 16 6h 52m 5h 54m 9.15 54
Takotna 3/12 17:50:00 16 3/13 18:04:00 16 24h 14m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/13 21:00:00 16 3/14 03:08:00 16 6h 8m 2h 56m 8.52 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/14 20:04:00 16 3/15 06:30:00 16 10h 26m 16h 56m 5.31 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/15 13:12:00 16 3/15 23:26:00 16 10h 14m 6h 42m 9.70 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/16 03:50:00 16 3/16 11:58:00 16 8h 8m 4h 24m 5.68 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/16 15:37:00 16 3/17 20:47:00 16 29h 10m 3h 39m 4.93 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/18 10:48:00 16 3/18 17:05:00 15 6h 17m 14h 1m 4.28 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/19 00:25:00 15 3/19 08:45:00 15 8h 20m 7h 20m 9.55 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/20 00:32:00 15 3/20 06:58:00 15 6h 26m 15h 47m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/20 11:40:00 15 3/20 18:02:00 15 6h 22m 4h 42m 8.51 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/20 23:35:00 15 3/21 05:50:00 14 6h 15m 5h 33m 10.45 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/21 11:53:00 14 3/21 15:51:00 14 3h 58m 6h 3m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 21:49:00 14 3/22 05:57:00 14 8h 8m 5h 58m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 12:26:00 14 3/22 12:30:00 14 0h 4m 6h 29m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 15:47:50 14 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22