December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Aaron Burmeister

Aaron Burmeister

Bib Number: 56
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
QAP/Colas
Central Labor Council/Unon Yes!

Eureka Meats
Frontier Flying Service
Northern Air Cargo

Awards

Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir
Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

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 12:01:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:48:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:36:00 16 3/08 19:43:00 16 0h 7m 3h 48m 17.37 66
Skwentna 3/09 02:18:00 16 3/09 02:25:00 16 0h 7m 6h 35m 5.16 34
Finger Lake 3/09 07:41:00 16 3/09 12:19:00 16 4h 38m 5h 16m 8.54 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 15:47:00 16 3/09 15:55:00 16 0h 8m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn 3/09 20:13:00 16 3/10 02:30:00 15 6h 17m 4h 18m 11.16 48
Nikolai 3/10 12:12:00 15 3/10 16:47:00 14 4h 35m 9h 42m 7.73 75
McGrath 3/10 23:36:00 14 3/10 23:43:00 13 0h 7m 6h 49m 7.92 54
Takotna 3/11 02:44:00 13 3/12 03:08:00 13 24h 24m 3h 1m 5.97 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 06:09:00 13 3/12 06:17:00 13 0h 8m 3h 1m 8.29 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 21:15:00 13 3/13 03:10:00 12 5h 55m 14h 58m 6.01 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:15:00 12 3/13 16:03:00 12 4h 48m 8h 5m 8.04 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 19:47:00 12 3/13 19:48:00 12 0h 1m 3h 44m 6.70 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 22:38:00 12 3/14 03:07:00 12 4h 29m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 12:47:00 12 3/14 20:47:00 12 8h 0m 9h 40m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 06:13:00 12 3/15 11:15:00 12 5h 2m 9h 26m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 22:18:00 12 3/16 03:21:00 10 5h 3m 11h 3m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 10:00:00 10 3/16 12:22:00 10 2h 22m 6h 39m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 17:37:00 10 3/17 19:47:00 10 2h 10m 29h 15m 1.98 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 02:41:00 10 3/18 03:09:00 10 0h 28m 6h 54m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 10:26:00 10 3/18 18:26:00 10 8h 0m 7h 17m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 01:54:00 10 3/19 01:56:00 10 0h 2m 7h 28m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 04:56:15 10 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22