September 26, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 66, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in 1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF, an MD from the University of Washington and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod 15 times, the Knik 200, Klondike 300, Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300. Robert continues to be amazed at what the trained Alaskan husky can do and continues to run dogs for inexplicable reasons (he loves it). His wife Joan and son, Travis, are his most ardent fans. When not mushing, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and skiing.


2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:55:00 10
Willow 3/04 11:50:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 16:07:00 16 3/04 16:13:00 16 0h 6m 4h 17m 10.51 45
Skwentna 3/04 19:37:00 16 3/05 01:03:00 16 5h 26m 3h 24m 10.00 34
Finger Lake 3/05 06:02:00 16 3/05 09:38:00 16 3h 36m 4h 59m 9.03 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 13:35:00 16 3/05 19:50:00 16 6h 15m 3h 57m 7.59 30
Rohn 3/06 00:07:00 16 3/06 06:40:00 16 6h 33m 4h 17m 11.21 48
Nikolai 3/06 21:52:00 16 3/07 06:14:00 15 8h 22m 15h 12m 6.12 93
McGrath 3/07 11:49:00 15 3/07 11:52:00 15 0h 3m 5h 35m 8.60 48
Takotna 3/07 14:11:00 15 3/08 15:37:00 15 25h 26m 2h 19m 9.93 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 18:17:00 15 3/08 18:23:00 15 0h 6m 2h 40m 14.25 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 15:03:00 15 3/09 21:30:00 15 6h 27m 20h 40m 4.35 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 11:25:00 15 3/10 19:25:00 15 8h 0m 13h 55m 4.67 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 23:49:00 15 3/11 10:06:00 14 10h 17m 4h 24m -14.77 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/11 13:25:00 14 3/11 20:20:00 13 6h 55m 3h 19m 32.56 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/12 08:28:00 13 3/12 16:18:00 13 7h 50m 12h 8m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 05:20:00 13 3/13 11:46:00 13 6h 26m 13h 2m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 02:19:00 13 3/14 08:52:00 10 6h 33m 14h 33m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 15:33:00 10 3/14 20:40:00 10 5h 7m 6h 41m 5.99 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 05:34:00 10 3/15 11:45:00 10 6h 11m 8h 54m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 18:45:00 10 3/15 21:15:00 10 2h 30m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 05:36:00 10 3/16 14:49:00 10 9h 13m 8h 21m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 22:58:00 10 3/16 23:07:00 10 0h 9m 8h 9m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 02:38:43 10 3h 31m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 22