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Aaron Burmeister

Bib Number: 24
Hometown: Nome/Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Aaron Burmeister, 44, was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. He graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has worked in construction for the last 26 years. “I have been racing the Iditarod for 26 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, 11, and Kiana, 7. Aaron is a member of the IUOE, IOFC, AOPA and the ITC. He lists his hobbies as flying, hunting, fishing and time with family enjoying all that Alaska has to offer.

Sponsors

Bering Pacific Construction
Northern Air Cargo
Dr. Tim’s Momentum Dog Food, MI

Awards

Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by Pen Air

2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:44:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:44:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:29:00 16 3/03 18:39:00 16 0h 10m 3h 45m 11.20 42
Skwentna 3/04 00:14:00 16 3/04 00:19:00 16 0h 5m 5h 35m 5.37 30
Finger Lake 3/04 04:52:00 16 3/04 09:30:00 16 4h 38m 4h 33m 8.79 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:15:00 16 3/04 13:23:00 16 0h 8m 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/04 17:47:00 16 3/04 22:43:00 16 4h 56m 4h 24m 7.95 35
Nikolai 3/05 08:11:00 16 3/05 12:25:00 15 4h 14m 9h 28m 7.92 75
McGrath 3/05 18:29:00 15 3/05 18:32:00 15 0h 3m 6h 4m 7.91 48
Takotna 3/05 20:48:00 15 3/06 22:14:00 15 25h 26m 2h 16m 7.94 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 00:55:00 15 3/07 01:04:00 15 0h 9m 2h 41m 8.57 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 12:46:00 15 3/07 18:05:00 15 5h 19m 11h 42m 6.84 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 05:09:00 15 3/08 05:19:00 15 0h 10m 11h 4m 4.97 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 08:36:00 15 3/08 08:40:00 15 0h 4m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 11:06:00 15 3/08 19:06:00 15 8h 0m 2h 26m 7.40 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 02:49:00 15 3/09 06:44:00 14 3h 55m 7h 43m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 16:07:00 14 3/09 20:04:00 13 3h 57m 9h 23m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 10:27:00 13 3/10 15:25:00 11 4h 58m 13h 23m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 22:18:00 11 3/11 02:09:00 11 3h 51m 6h 53m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 09:38:00 11 3/11 13:37:00 11 3h 59m 7h 29m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/11 21:42:00 11 3/12 01:57:00 11 4h 15m 8h 5m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 09:41:00 11 3/12 17:41:00 9 8h 0m 7h 44m 5.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 01:45:00 9 3/13 01:46:00 9 0h 1m 8h 4m 6.82 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 05:19:02 9 3h 33m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 22