November 18, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Bryan Bearss

Bryan Bearss

Bib Number: 48
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Bryan Bearss, 38, was born and raised in Michigan. He received his B.S. in Outdoor Education from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, in 2000. He first became interested in mushing when he took a dog mushing class while attending Northland College. After graduation, he taught at a residential treatment center in Minnesota and a residential environmental education camp in southern Michigan. He moved to Alaska in the summer of 2002 for a summer job doing dog mushing tours with Jeff King at Husky Homestead. He continued his schooling in Alaska, attending Alaska Pacific University and getting K-8 teaching certification, and then he went on to University of Alaska Anchorage to receive an M.E. in Educational Leadership. He’s been a teacher in Anchorage for the last seven years. He notes that he became hooked on mushing after training dogs with Bob Bundtzen, Zack Steer and Jeff King. He ran his first Iditarod in 2006. Bryan says, “After a seven year semi-retirement from mushing, I am back to provide a positive learning experience for a team of amazing dogs for Karin Hendrickson and her Blue on Black Kennel.”

Sponsors

Gwen Rodman (mom), CA
Bill/Beth/Sarah Steele
Katrina Krueger
Lori Aldrich
Ziggy Pogoda;
AK on the Go
Alaska Spirit Crafts
Dr. Jordan Reidhead, D.C.
Robert/Joan Bundtzen
Jeanne Nelson
Heather Freneir
Alaska Cycle Center
Anna Marie Bartlett

Renee & Denise Van Huele, CO
Dr. Bob Sept
Sandra Hendrickson;
In memory of Richard Hendrickson, OR
Brad & Joan VanMeter, SD
Erik/Jeri Jacobsen
Nancy/Bob Strickland
Frederick Huntsberry
Golden Pond Veterinary Services
Tom & Arlene Derevjanik, NJ
Page & Brooke Derevjanik, NJ
Linda Frost, CA
SoundWorks


2015 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 11:41:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:32:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:47:00 16 3/09 21:19:00 15 4h 32m 5h 15m 11.43 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 10:01:00 15 3/10 13:56:00 12 3h 55m 12h 42m 7.09 90
Tanana 3/10 21:30:00 12 3/11 05:31:00 11 8h 1m 7h 34m 8.72 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 03:55:00 11 3/12 10:14:00 11 6h 19m 22h 24m 5.31 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 17:23:00 11 3/13 18:25:00 11 25h 2m 7h 9m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 10:36:00 11 3/14 16:09:00 11 5h 33m 16h 11m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 12:46:00 11 3/15 15:22:00 11 2h 36m 20h 37m 4.17 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 18:08:00 11 3/15 18:13:00 10 0h 5m 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 23:45:00 10 3/16 07:33:00 10 7h 48m 5h 32m 8.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 01:45:00 10 3/17 09:47:00 10 8h 2m 18h 12m 4.67 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 17:22:00 10 3/18 18:52:00 10 25h 30m 7h 35m 5.27 ✔ ✔ Scratched 40