HUMAN

Name: KERMIT IVANOFF, JR.
Age: 35
Residence: UNALAKLEEET, ALASKA
Occupation: PUTTING THE FISH AND STOCKING SHELVES AT AC
Years involved with Iditarod: 10
Iditarod Role: CHECKER
Current Location: UNALAKLEEET, ALASKA
Date of Photo: MARCH 11, 2019
Temperature: 32F / OUTDOORS

What is your Why?.. Why are you here today and involved in Iditarod?:

UNCLE MIDDY JUST TOLD ME – MIDDY JOHNSON – HE SAID, “ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR FIRST IDITAROD MUSHER?” I SAID, “YEAH, I’M READY.”

Tell me about your most rewarding experience on Iditarod?:

JEFF KING WON HIS FIRST IDITAROD IN 1993 BEFORE I GOT SICK. JEFF KING WON HIS FIRST IDITAROD.

What do you know for sure?:

BACK IN THE DAYS HELPING OUT EACH OTHER, YOU KNOW, FOR TEACHING THE YOUNG KIDS. STUFF LIKE THAT. WHEN I GET RETIREMENT, SO HOPEFULLY WE’LL TEACH THE YOUNG KIDS TO IN-AND-OUT MUSHERS.

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