Jessica is a musher in the 2013 Iditarod and finished 25th.  

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Jessica Hendricks decided to scratch this morning, at 8:00 (March 05, 2008) in Nikolai Checkpoint. The 25 year old Iditarod musher from Two Rivers Alaska made the decision to scratch because of the effects the warm weather had on her team. Hendricks had 7 dogs on her team when she scratched.



Jessica Hendricks, 25, was born and raised in Alaska. She’s been a kennel operator for fourteen years and “isn’t sure how she got interested in the Iditarod.” She raises and trains her own dogs with blood lines including Buser, Erhart, MacEachen, Taylor and Mackey. “I race in the Iditarod to prove my dogs and test our abilities.” She is partnered with Iditarod veteran Thomas Lesatz. She enjoys hunting, horses, fishing, and the outdoors.


Jessica scratched in 2011 and on March 4 at Nikolai in the 2008 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She finished 24th in 2006, 15th in 2005 and 19th in her rookie year in 2003.

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