Congratulations to Iditarod Musher Aaron Burmeister

Congratulations to Musher Aaron Burmeister (bid #64) for a successful Iditarod finish in 12th place.  The Iditarod is one of the most challenging races in the world spanning over 1,000 miles of trails from Anchorage to Nome.  This year the trail had deep snow conditions and dog teams worked hard with their mushers to break trail across the great State of Alaska.

“This year before the start of Iditarod, my shop in Nenana (Alaska) burned to the ground and I lost my collection of mushing gear from snow machines to dog sleds, harnesses, winter gear and tools,” shared Aaron during the meet and greet hosted at Sitnasuak Native Corporation headquarters in Nome on March 16.  “Through this loss, I focused on the race and reflected on my slogan for this year – ‘There Is Always A Way – Believe In Yourself.’  I kept this mind throughout the Iditarod trail as a motivation to move forward and work towards my goal to finish in the top 20.  Over the coming year, I will be sharing this message with youth and communities to overcome obstacles in life and encourage everyone to achieve personal success – there is always a way.”

Mocean, LLC, a subsidiary of Sitnasuak Native Corporation, is proud to have sponsored Aaron Burmeister in the 2018 Iditarod.  “Our performance apparel products are important to law enforcement, public safety and first response professionals across the US and we are honored to have sponsored Aaron with the message ‘there is always a way’ – which resonates with our company, customers and communities,” said Bill Levitt, Executive Vice-President of Mocean.  To learn more about Mocean and its line of tactical products, visit

Congratulations to Aaron and his team for the successful finish in the last great race – the Iditarod – from Mocean, LLC, Sitnasuak Native Corporation and our family of businesses. 

Photo of Musher Aaron Burmeister racing in the 2018 Iditarod on his way to Nome - photo by Jeff Schultz Photography.  Performance jackets for Aaron and his dog handling team produced by Mocean, LLC.  

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