June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 64
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.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:18:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 13:22:00 8 1h 4m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 12:04:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:34:00 16 3/03 16:35:00 16 0h 1m 4h 30m 11.56 52
Nulato 3/04 05:09:00 16 3/04 11:16:00 16 6h 7m 12h 34m 4.14 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 19:35:00 16 3/05 02:50:00 15 7h 15m 8h 19m 5.05 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 02:41:00 15 3/06 10:34:00 12 7h 53m 23h 51m 2.94 70
Grayling 1 3/06 17:40:00 12 3/07 17:43:00 12 24h 3m 7h 6m 8.45 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/07 22:57:00 12 3/08 04:00:00 11 5h 3m 5h 14m 3.44 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 08:38:00 11 3/08 16:59:00 11 8h 21m 4h 38m 3.88 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 05:48:00 11 3/09 10:07:00 10 4h 19m 12h 49m 4.68 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 19:10:00 10 3/09 19:32:00 10 0h 22m 9h 3m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 22:34:00 10 3/10 05:57:00 9 7h 23m 3h 2m 29.67 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 09:06:00 9 3/10 09:45:00 9 0h 39m 3h 9m 13.33 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 21:37:00 9 3/11 02:02:00 9 4h 25m 11h 52m 4.04 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 11:21:00 9 3/11 17:00:00 9 5h 39m 9h 19m 5.15 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 06:05:00 9 3/12 10:15:00 9 4h 10m 13h 5m 3.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 16:31:00 9 3/13 04:35:00 9 12h 4m 6h 16m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 11:17:00 9 3/13 15:06:00 9 3h 49m 6h 42m 3.28 ✔ ✔ 22