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Iditarod 2019 – Day 8

Iditarod 2019 MapSled DogAccording to Sebastian Schnuelle at Kaltag: lots of wet snow and overflows [water over the ice] on the river. The temperature is in the mid 30s. The snow is deep and teams will have to break trail from Eagle Island to Kaltag and on to Unalakleet.

Emily Maxwell (18) and Marcelle Fressineau (27) both scratched at Iditarod “for the good of their teams.” The trail conditions are “warm & wet” with occasional rain in addition to wet snow.

[[!!Don’t forget the time change!!]]

Standings at 8:30PM CST:

At Kaltag
1 Peter Kaiser (9)
2 Nicolas Petit (20)
Beyond Eagle Island
3 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (28)
4 Jessie Royer (14)
5 Matthew Failor (17)
6 Mitch Seavey (32)
7 Aliy Zirkle (19)
8 Ryan Redington (22)
9 Jessie Holmes (5)
10 Richie Diehl (29)
11 Ramey Smyth (6)
12 Paige Drobny (40)
13 Matt Hall (3)
14 Linwood Fiedler (15)
15 Travis Beals (51)
At Eagle Island
16 Aaron Burmeister (38)
17 Mats Pettersson (4)
18 Lev Shvarts (13)

Beyond Grayling
19 Jason Campeau (12)
20 Jeff King (23)
21 Aaron Peck (47)
22 Wade Marrs (36)
23 Anna Berington (10)
24 Kristy Berington (26)
25 Michi Konno (43)
26 Brett Bruggeman (35)
27 Seth Barnes (45)
28 Charley Bejna (31)
29 Lance Mackey (44)
30 Sarah Stokey (52)
31 Jeff Deeter (25)
32 Robert Redington (34)
33 Martin Buser (21)
34 Richie Beattie (50)Q
At Grayling
35 Ed Hopkins (33)Q
Beyond Shageluk
36 Jessica Klejka (24)R
37 Martin Apayauq Reitan (39)Q
At Shageluk
38 Niklas Wikstrand (42)R
39 Sebastien Dos Santos Borges (46)Q
40 Ryan Santiago (49)R
Beyond Iditarod
41 Blair Braverman (11)R
42 Kristin Bacon (8)
43 Anja Radano (2)
At Iditarod
44 Michael Baker (41)
45 Alison Lifka (37)R
46 Cindy Gallea (53)
47 Victoria Hardwick (30)R
48 Jeremy Keller (48)
49 Cindy Abbott (16)

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Iditarod, while italics indicates Yukon Quest winners. The numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers. The small “R” indicates a total rookie, while the small “Q” indicates an Iditarod rookie who has completed a Yukon Quest.

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

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