June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Rick Swenson

Rick Swenson

Bib Number: 21
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Biography

Rick Swenson, 61, was born in Minnesota. He moved to Alaska in 1973 to mush dogs. He is the only five-time winner of the Iditarod. He belongs to Mush with P.R.I.D.E., the Iditarod where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the Alaska Miners. Rick is the father of three, Kristen, Andy and Kevin.

Awards

Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:44:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:45:00 12 3h 1m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:44:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:56:00 16 3/03 11:59:00 16 0h 3m 1h 12m 11.67 14
Yentna Station 3/03 18:54:00 16 3/03 18:56:00 16 0h 2m 6h 55m 7.52 52
Skwentna 3/03 21:53:00 16 2h 57m 11.53 34
Finger Lake 3/04 08:52:00 16 3/04 08:57:00 16 0h 5m 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 18:27:00 16 3/04 18:32:00 16 0h 5m 9h 30m 3.16 30
Rohn 3/04 22:33:00 16 3/05 05:30:00 16 6h 57m 4h 1m 11.95 48
Nikolai 3/05 14:05:00 16 3/05 20:04:00 14 5h 59m 8h 35m 10.83 93
McGrath 3/06 01:35:00 14 3/06 01:42:00 13 0h 7m 5h 31m 8.70 48
Takotna 3/06 04:02:00 13 3/07 05:48:00 12 25h 46m 2h 20m 9.86 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 07:59:00 12 3/07 08:40:00 12 0h 41m 2h 11m 17.40 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/07 23:25:00 12 3/08 06:36:00 12 7h 11m 14h 45m 4.07 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 20:02:00 12 3/09 00:09:00 11 4h 7m 13h 26m 8.34 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 06:13:00 11 3/09 14:37:00 10 8h 24m 6h 4m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 20:07:00 10 3/10 01:05:00 10 4h 58m 5h 30m 9.45 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 05:40:00 10 3/10 11:07:00 10 5h 27m 4h 35m 9.16 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 22:09:00 10 3/11 04:01:00 10 5h 52m 11h 2m 8.16 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 09:52:00 10 3/11 18:13:00 9 8h 21m 5h 51m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 00:08:00 9 3/12 00:28:00 9 0h 20m 5h 55m 9.80 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 06:39:00 9 3/12 09:22:00 8 2h 43m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 15:28:00 8 3/12 23:44:00 8 8h 16m 6h 6m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 06:36:00 8 3/13 06:38:00 8 0h 2m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 09:41:11 8 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22