June 24, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Doug Swingley

Doug Swingley

Bib Number: 8
Hometown: Lincoln, MT


Biography

Musher and dog breeder, Doug Swingley, 53, was born in Montana. He began mushing in 1989. His brother, Greg, sparked his interest in the Iditarod and he has been hooked ever since. He is a four-time Iditarod champion. He says he continues to run the Iditarod because “I love traveling with my dogs.” Doug is a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers, Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the ITC. Doug is married to Melanie Shirilla, also a musher. Doug has two adult children, Heidi and Wes. He lists his hobbies as dogs, Melanie and airplanes.


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 10:15:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:06:00 12 2h 51m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:15:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:20:00 16 3/03 11:22:00 16 0h 2m 1h 5m 12.92 14
Yentna Station 3/03 20:15:00 16 3/03 21:57:00 16 1h 42m 8h 53m 5.85 52
Skwentna 3/04 00:33:00 16 3/04 08:26:00 16 7h 53m 2h 36m 13.08 34
Finger Lake 3/04 12:17:00 16 3/05 05:12:00 16 16h 55m 3h 51m 11.69 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 07:57:00 16 3/05 16:00:00 16 8h 3m 2h 45m 10.91 30
Rohn 3/05 18:59:00 16 3/06 07:37:00 16 12h 38m 2h 59m 16.09 48
Nikolai 3/06 23:05:00 16 3/07 06:55:00 16 7h 50m 15h 28m 6.01 93
McGrath 3/07 11:07:00 16 3/08 13:12:00 16 26h 5m 4h 12m 11.43 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 14:53:00 16 3/08 20:09:00 16 5h 16m 1h 41m 13.66 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 22:10:00 16 3/09 06:18:00 15 8h 8m 2h 1m 18.84 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/09 19:55:00 15 3/10 09:07:00 15 13h 12m 13h 37m 4.41 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 20:27:00 15 3/11 08:11:00 15 11h 44m 11h 20m 9.88 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 13:17:00 15 3/11 19:23:00 15 6h 6m 5h 6m 10.20 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 23:50:00 15 3/12 08:09:00 15 8h 19m 4h 27m 11.69 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 11:15:00 15 3/12 18:32:00 14 7h 17m 3h 6m 13.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 11:21:00 14 3/13 17:49:00 14 6h 28m 16h 49m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 22:00:00 14 3/14 09:39:00 14 11h 39m 4h 11m 9.56 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 13:47:00 14 3/14 19:56:00 14 6h 9m 4h 8m 14.03 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 00:19:00 14 3/15 08:25:00 14 8h 6m 4h 23m 10.95 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 12:54:00 14 3/16 08:06:00 14 19h 12m 4h 29m 10.26 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 13:15:00 14 3/16 13:23:00 14 0h 8m 5h 9m 10.68 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:24:05 14 2h 1m 10.91 ✔ ✔ 22