About Angie

My Dream, My Love and My Life . . .
     I grew up and have lived most of my life in Ketchikan, Alaska. I was the first person from Ketchikan to compete in and complete the Iditarod. This will be my second running of Iditarod. I completed the 2011 Iditarod in 13 days 1 hour 49 minutes and 24 seconds. I came in 43rd out of 63 mushers. I had the time of my life and I hope to take what I learned on my inaugural run and improve on my second run down the trail to Nome!!
     I have been teaching school for 10 years. Some of the community activities I am/have been involved in are: Master's Swimming, assistant-coaching for the Killer Whale Swim Team, sailing with the Yacht Club, and co-president of Delta Kappa Gamma, a teachers' society.
     My dream to run the Iditarod began forming during 2001, the year I was a dog-handler for a musher.
In order to qualify to run the 2011 Iditarod, I needed to complete 500 miles in sanctioned sled-dog races. I completed my 500 qualifying miles on April 3rd, 2009.
     I am very excited to represent Ketchikan, my home and my community, for the second time in the Iditarod.

Running For Breast Cancer Awareness

      This summer my mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy in June and she is going through chemotherapy for the next four months concluding her treatment with 6 weeks of radiation.
      This year I will be running  for breast cancer awareness, all monies that are not used for my Iditarod 2013 run will be donated to a breast cancer charity of my mom’s choice!


Great Auntie Claudia said...

That's a lot of meat to be packing for the pups, Angie! Wow, wish the students and I could all be there to help. They are so inspired by you that the fourth graders at Woodland Elementary are all working hard, learning how to write well-structured friendly letters to mushers. You keep on going, girl! You're doing great! See you soon in Anchorage, Claudia

Lawbabe said...

Angie, you have fans in the South (I'm from Birmingham, Alabama). My niece lives in Ketchikan and let me know about your run. I'm a breast cancer survivor, so I appreciate your cause this year. Hope your mom's recovery is swift and complete. Best of luck on the trail!

Mrs. Edwards said...

Angie, I've been following Jan Steve's (we both live in Edmonds, WA) for 2 years now. Last year she had a pic of Stovepipe on her blog and I fell in love (I think it may have been the "dude" look with the hat). My students and I are eagerly following all the mushers and I discovered when reading Terrie Hankie's blog that Stovepipe is part of your team! It's very serendipitous as I am a breast cancer survivor as well! Good luck and hope to talk with you.