November 17, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Thomas Waerner

Thomas Waerner

Bib Number: 8
Hometown: Torpa, NORWAY
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Biography

Thomas Waerner, 42, was born in England and raised in Norway. He moved to a mountain in Torpa, Synnfjell, in 1991 because it was a perfect place for mushing and he had a cabin there. He had begun mushing in 1984 and had been dreaming about the Iditarod since he was a boy. He has been one of the top mushers in open class sprint, mid-distance and stage racing. He won the Finnmarksløpet in 2013 and has medaled in the Femundløpet, “My wife, Birgitte, and I have about 60 dogs in the kennel. We’ re in a team with Robert Sørlie, Team Elkonor. I started with dog mushing at the age of 11 with a Newfoundland dog! The dogs are a big part of my life. My reason for entering the Race is to have fun and see the great race from the inside!” Thomas is an electrician and owns his own Electric Company. He and Birgitte have two children, Herman, age 9, and William, age 4. He says he enjoys “old muscle cars – Mustangs.”

Awards

Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year

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 10:13:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:12:00 16
Nenana 3/09 15:30:00 16 3/09 15:44:00 16 0h 14m 5h 18m 11.32 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 05:11:00 16 3/10 11:20:00 15 6h 9m 13h 27m 6.69 90
Tanana 3/10 18:16:00 15 3/11 02:30:00 15 8h 14m 6h 56m 9.52 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/11 21:48:00 15 3/12 03:09:00 14 5h 21m 19h 18m 6.17 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 09:27:00 14 3/12 12:39:00 14 3h 12m 6h 18m 7.94 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/13 01:21:00 14 3/14 03:43:00 13 26h 22m 12h 42m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 19:50:00 13 3/14 23:27:00 13 3h 37m 16h 7m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 01:57:00 13 3/15 04:09:00 13 2h 12m 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 09:16:00 13 3/15 13:22:00 13 4h 6m 5h 7m 9.19 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 10:47:00 13 3/16 17:31:00 13 6h 44m 21h 25m 3.97 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 23:47:00 13 3/17 06:42:00 12 6h 55m 6h 16m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 13:38:00 12 3/17 17:37:00 11 3h 59m 6h 56m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 00:15:00 11 3/18 02:53:00 11 2h 38m 6h 38m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 10:09:00 11 3/18 18:09:00 11 8h 0m 7h 16m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 01:03:00 11 3/19 01:05:00 11 0h 2m 6h 54m 7.97 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 04:10:20 11 3h 5m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 22