June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”


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 10:33:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:27:00 12 2h 54m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:33:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:36:00 16 3/03 11:37:00 16 0h 1m 1h 3m 13.33 14
Yentna Station 3/03 16:29:00 16 3/03 22:21:00 16 5h 52m 4h 52m 10.68 52
Skwentna 3/04 00:55:00 16 3/04 06:57:00 16 6h 2m 2h 34m 13.25 34
Finger Lake 3/04 10:04:00 16 3/04 10:07:00 16 0h 3m 3h 7m 14.44 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:02:00 16 3/04 19:00:00 16 5h 58m 2h 55m 10.29 30
Rohn 3/04 23:00:00 16 3/04 23:25:00 15 0h 25m 4h 0m 12.00 48
Nikolai 3/05 13:05:00 15 3/05 18:29:00 13 5h 24m 13h 40m 6.80 93
McGrath 3/05 23:53:00 13 3/05 23:59:00 12 0h 6m 5h 24m 8.89 48
Takotna 3/06 02:15:00 12 3/07 04:09:00 12 25h 54m 2h 16m 10.15 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 06:35:00 12 3/07 07:05:00 11 0h 30m 2h 26m 15.62 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/07 22:06:00 11 3/08 04:30:00 10 6h 24m 15h 1m 4.00 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 13:12:00 10 3/08 21:12:00 9 8h 0m 8h 42m 12.87 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 03:05:00 9 3/09 07:06:00 9 4h 1m 5h 53m 8.84 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 12:41:00 9 3/09 20:04:00 8 7h 23m 5h 35m 9.31 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 00:40:00 8 3/10 06:17:00 8 5h 37m 4h 36m 9.13 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 16:02:00 8 3/10 22:17:00 7 6h 15m 9h 45m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 04:03:00 7 3/11 10:07:00 7 6h 4m 5h 46m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 15:42:00 7 3/11 20:40:00 7 4h 58m 5h 35m 10.39 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 02:15:00 7 3/12 02:20:00 7 0h 5m 5h 35m 8.60 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 07:46:00 7 3/12 15:46:00 6 8h 0m 5h 26m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 21:46:00 6 3/12 21:46:00 6 0h 0m 6h 0m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 00:25:10 6 2h 39m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 22