December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Aaron Burmeister

Aaron Burmeister

Bib Number: 63
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

Bering Pacific Construction
Northern Air Cargo
Specialty Supply
Dr. Tim's Momentum Dog Food
QAP

Awards

Fish First — Sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Dorthy G. Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI
Herbie Nayokpuk — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo

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 12:14:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:02:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:21:00 16 3/09 17:23:00 16 0h 2m 5h 19m 11.29 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 04:59:00 16 3/10 09:38:00 15 4h 39m 11h 36m 7.76 90
Tanana 3/10 17:08:00 15 3/10 22:25:00 14 5h 17m 7h 30m 8.80 66
Ruby 3/11 18:35:00 14 3/11 23:27:00 13 4h 52m 20h 10m 5.90 119
Galena 3/12 06:07:00 13 3/12 06:26:00 13 0h 19m 6h 40m 7.50 50
Huslia 3/12 21:47:00 13 3/13 22:20:00 13 24h 33m 15h 21m 5.34 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 13:00:00 13 3/14 13:10:00 13 0h 10m 14h 40m 5.86 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/14 15:38:00 13 3/14 15:43:00 13 0h 5m 2h 28m 8.92 ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/14 20:49:00 13 3/15 04:49:00 13 8h 0m 5h 6m 9.22 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 15:49:00 13 3/15 20:35:00 12 4h 46m 11h 0m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 03:21:00 12 3/16 03:48:00 12 0h 27m 6h 46m 5.91 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 12:37:00 12 3/16 18:02:00 11 5h 25m 8h 49m 5.67 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 03:06:00 11 3/17 06:26:00 10 3h 20m 9h 4m 5.29 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 14:55:00 10 3/17 22:55:00 9 8h 0m 8h 29m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 06:54:00 9 3/18 06:55:00 9 0h 1m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 09:47:31 9 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22