November 14, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Jeff Deeter

Jeff Deeter

Bib Number: 45
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Jeff Deeter, 30, moved to Alaska with his parents at the age of six. His mom took a job teaching in Norvik. Jeff says, “That was my first exposure to sled dogs, and I was immediately hooked. I began seriously mushing at age 15 with family friends, Frank and Claudia Sihler. I ran my first Iditarod at age 19 in 2008, then took a 10 year break. I used that time to figure out what I wanted to do with my adult life. After attempting college and realizing it wasn’t for me, I met my wife, KattiJo, and we started building a kennel together. In 2013 we opened Black Spruce Dog Sledding, a home-based tour business that introduces people to mushing and the unique lifestyle that surrounds the sport. This year-round tour business allows us and our dogs to do what we love every day. In 2018, I returned to Iditarod with a pretty young group of dogs. It was the toughest race I’ve run to date, with multiple snow storms, high winds and warm temperatures. It was also some of the most fun I’ve ever had on a race. I enjoy being in bad weather because it makes me feel removed from the rest of the world, and allows me to really focus on the immediate situation and the animals in my care. Being in the bad weather is the ultimate test of the trust between a musher and their dogs. It’s a great way to challenge our team and ourselves. Ironically, those conditions have made me more excited than ever to run Iditarod again this year. I’m looking forward to running a stronger, tougher, more experienced dog team in this year’s race.” Jeff lists his hobbies as Home design and building, animal husbandry, yard work, running, snowboarding, ax-throwing.

Sponsors

Polar Mining
Vicky, Toni and Kelly Clifford
Marilyn Cozzins
Darryl and Pam Webb
Melissa Mahoney
Doug Phillip
Fowler Family

Caleb Karstensen
ML & Paula
Zanetti Family
Anne and Charlie Ernst
Woodwell Family
Zibelle and Camylle


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 15:26:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:43:00 16 3/04 19:45:00 16 0h 2m 4h 17m 9.81 42
Skwentna 3/05 02:45:00 16 3/05 02:53:00 16 0h 8m 7h 0m 4.29 30
Finger Lake 3/05 12:42:00 16 3/05 12:44:00 16 0h 2m 9h 49m 4.07 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:38:00 16 3/05 20:48:00 16 4h 10m 3h 54m 7.69 30
Rohn 3/06 00:45:00 16 3/06 08:45:00 16 8h 0m 3h 57m 8.86 35
Nikolai 3/06 22:08:00 16 3/07 22:55:00 15 24h 47m 13h 23m 5.60 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/08 05:12:00 15 3/08 11:55:00 12 6h 43m 6h 17m 7.64 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 14:10:00 12 3/08 14:12:00 12 0h 2m 2h 15m 8.00 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 16:51:00 12 3/08 23:38:00 11 6h 47m 2h 39m 8.68 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 16:46:00 11 3/10 03:03:00 10 10h 17m 17h 8m 4.67 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 14:29:00 10 3/10 22:37:00 9 8h 8m 11h 26m 4.81 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/11 01:59:00 9 3/11 08:24:00 8 5h 25m 3h 22m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 10:45:00 8 3/11 10:58:00 8 0h 13m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/12 16:11:00 8 3/13 00:30:00 8 8h 19m 29h 13m 4.18 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/13 17:22:00 8 3/14 01:50:00 8 8h 28m 16h 52m 5.04 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 08:00:00 8 3/14 14:20:00 8 6h 20m 6h 10m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:37:00 8 3/15 06:11:00 8 8h 34m 7h 17m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 12:25:00 8 3/15 19:23:00 8 6h 58m 6h 14m 7.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 01:39:00 8 3/16 09:59:00 8 8h 20m 6h 16m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 16:40:00 8 3/16 16:41:00 8 0h 1m 6h 41m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 19:50:40 8 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22