Jessie
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Bio

2016

Jessie Royer, 39, was born in Idaho. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana where she lived for 21 years. She worked on ranches as a horse wrangler and horse teamster. She says she got her first sled dogs when she was 15. She started learning about dogs from Doug Swingley whom she worked with for a couple of years. She had dogs in Montana seven years before moving to Alaska in the spring on 1998. In December of 2011 she went back to the ranch in Montana to work. She says, “I still have my place in Fairbanks and go back and forth as much as I can.” Jessie has extensive mushing experience including having won Montana’s Race to the Sky when she was only 17 and she was the winner of the invitational La Grande Odyssée in France in 2005. She says her hobbies are horses, hunting, mounted shooting and photography.

Jessie Royer, 32, was born in Idaho. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana where she lived for 21 years. She worked on ranches as a horse wrangler & horse teamster. She says she got her first sled dogs when she was 15. She started learning about dogs from Doug Swingley whom she worked with for a couple of years. She had dogs in Montana seven years before moving to Alaska in the spring on 1998. She now has a kennel north of Fairbanks with 65 dogs. Jessie has extensive mushing experience including having won Montana's Race to the Sky when she was only 17 and she was the winner of the invitational La Grande Odyssee in France in 2005. She says her hobbies are horses, hunting, mounted shooting, drawing, braiding and photography.

Results

Jessie withdrew from the 2012 Iditarod. She finished 10th in 2011, 15th in 2010, 8th in 2009, 14th in 2008, 21st in 2007, 11th in 2006, 8th in 2005, 21st in 2004, 20th in 2003 and 14th in her rookie yer in 2001. in the 2011 Iditarod.  
Jessie was the first woman to finish of 95 mushers in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She took 14th and won $29,100. She was once again the first woman to finish in 2009 and took 8th.

Jessie was the first woman to finish of 95 mushers in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She took 14th and won $29,100.

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