December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 64
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

Cindy Gallea, 67, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She was first introduced to mushing in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. Initially she says she enjoyed recreational mushing and then began to enjoy racing. Her passion for mushing grew as she ran longer and longer races. “I love running dogs in a variety of situations and sharing the sport with others. But nothing is quite like the experience of running Iditarod and traveling with my team across Alaska. So, in spite of deciding, at least twice before, to retire from Iditarod, I’m back for one more run. I look forward to running my team which is a mix of some of my old buddies and some promising younger dogs. I hope we are blessed with good snow and can all work together to decrease our carbon footprint.” She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a Master’s degree in nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 27 years. Cindy is the mother of two adult sons: Iditarod veteran, Jim, who still participates as a race official during the Iditarod, and Brian. She lists her hobbies as bicycling, canoeing, politics, family and friends.

Sponsors

Dave Applen, MN
Ody's Country Meats and catering, MN
Paul & Donna Schue, FL
Marketplace Media Company/Les & Kristine Nelson, MN
Lynn Margesson & Bill Danby, NH
Jim Huffman, Gaylord, MN
Richard & Mary Gallea, MN
Jim Gallea & Claire Danby, PA
Brian Gallea, Kalispell, MT
Karen, Rob, & David Fitch

Big Dans's Trucking and Dog Food, Altura, MN
Emily Clarkson, MN
Rochester Feed and Country Store, MN
Tracy Idler
Pearl Pham
Kelly's Signs in Preston, MN
Joan Dellwo
Bethany Sagsveen
Sunshine Foods, MN


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 12:16:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:04:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:34:00 16 3/09 17:39:00 15 0h 5m 5h 30m 10.91 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 14:15:00 15 3/10 21:54:00 15 7h 39m 20h 36m 4.37 90
Tanana 3/11 05:56:00 15 3/11 15:08:00 15 9h 12m 8h 2m 8.22 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 15:20:00 15 3/12 23:15:00 14 7h 55m 24h 12m 4.92 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 07:06:00 14 3/14 09:09:00 14 26h 3m 7h 51m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 10:30:00 14 3/16 08:45:00 12 22h 15m 25h 21m 3.23 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/17 03:43:00 12 3/17 10:20:00 12 6h 37m 18h 58m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/17 13:17:00 12 3/17 18:01:00 12 4h 44m 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/17 23:49:00 12 3/18 06:57:00 12 7h 8m 5h 48m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/19 00:23:00 12 3/19 09:18:00 11 8h 55m 17h 26m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/19 15:27:00 11 3/20 01:23:00 11 9h 56m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/20 09:20:00 11 3/20 17:05:00 11 7h 45m 7h 57m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/21 00:10:00 11 3/21 07:59:00 10 7h 49m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 14:37:00 10 3/22 00:18:00 10 9h 41m 6h 38m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 07:55:00 10 3/22 08:00:00 10 0h 5m 7h 37m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 10:57:28 10 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22