December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Scott Janssen

Scott Janssen

Bib Number: 37
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
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Biography

Scott Janssen, 56, the “Mushin Mortician”, was born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a B.S. in Mortuary Science and moved to Alaska in June of that year to work as a mortician at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. He has been a mortician and funeral home owner for the last 32 years. Scott began mushing in 2007 with Paul Gebhardt. He says, “Iditarod has been my dream since 1986.” He grasped his dream by finishing 42nd in the 2011 Iditarod and 38th in the 2012 Iditarod. He and Debbie, his wife of 37 years, are the parents of two adult daughters, Angela and Chelsea, his godson (who is like a son to him) Jaikob and his grandchildren Avalyn and Liam. 2018 will be his 7th Iditarod. Scott is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the ICCFA, Kiwanis, Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Iditarod Finishers’ Club. He enjoys spending time with his family, mushing dogs, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing and riding Harleys.

Sponsors

Janssen Funeral Homes
Dorothy Drellack
Bill and Doris Janssen
Dean’s Automotive
Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery
Color Art Printing

TBA Theatre
Eastman Funeral Homes
Matthews International
Rosenacker and Associates
Fans of The Mushin Mortician


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:17:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:10:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:22:00 16 3/04 19:24:00 16 0h 2m 4h 12m 10.00 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:34:00 16 3/05 03:30:00 16 4h 56m 3h 10m 9.47 30
Finger Lake 3/05 08:33:00 16 3/05 08:35:00 16 0h 2m 5h 3m 7.92 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 12:37:00 16 3/05 18:51:00 16 6h 14m 4h 2m 7.44 30
Rohn 3/06 00:07:00 16 3/06 08:52:00 15 8h 45m 5h 16m 6.65 35
Nikolai 3/06 21:19:00 15 3/07 04:41:00 14 7h 22m 12h 27m 6.02 75
McGrath 3/07 11:31:00 14 3/07 11:35:00 14 0h 4m 6h 50m 7.02 48
Takotna 3/07 14:46:00 14 3/08 16:14:00 13 25h 28m 3h 11m 5.65 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 19:08:00 13 3/08 19:12:00 13 0h 4m 2h 54m 7.93 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 06:58:00 13 3/09 16:11:00 13 9h 13m 11h 46m 6.20 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/10 04:00:00 13 3/10 12:09:00 13 8h 9m 11h 49m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 17:00:00 13 3/11 07:44:00 13 13h 44m 4h 51m 10.31 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/11 14:30:00 13 3/11 14:50:00 13 0h 20m 6h 46m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 20:00:00 13 3/12 07:10:00 13 11h 10m 5h 10m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 22:41:00 13 3/13 14:28:00 13 15h 47m 15h 31m 5.48 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 20:08:00 13 3/14 08:40:00 13 12h 32m 5h 40m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 16:13:00 13 3/15 03:08:00 13 10h 55m 7h 33m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 08:53:00 13 3/15 12:08:00 13 3h 15m 5h 45m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 18:35:00 13 3/16 02:40:00 12 8h 5m 6h 27m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 09:29:00 12 3/16 09:36:00 12 0h 7m 6h 49m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 12:38:31 12 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22