September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Randy Chappel

Randy Chappel

Bib Number: 39
Hometown: Arlington, TX


Biography

Randy Chappel, 38, lives in Southlake, Texas, with his wife, D’Ann and their two sons, Trenton, 4 and Wyatt, 2. Randy was born in New Mexico and graduated from Stanford University in 1989 with a degree in economics and stayed there to finish his MBA in 1994. He works as an investment fund manager. His interest in mushing began in January of 1999 when D’Ann convinced him to go for a dogsled ride in Alberta when they were on vacation. Later back in Texas, while talking to friends about how much fun they had had, they learned friends of theirs were friends of Aliy Zirkle’s. Randy & D’Ann began helping sponsor her. After watching her win the Yukon Quest in 2000 and compete in the Iditarod the following year, and after getting to run a team once himself, Randy decided he wanted to try to prepare for his own attempt at the Iditarod. Aliy and everyone else at her kennel helped teach him the ropes and during the 2003 Iditarod, he was thrilled to pull off a 29th place finish as a rookie. He is coming to Alaska this winter to run Aliy’s young dogs. Randy’s hobbies are mushing, ice hockey and hiking and mountains.


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 11:23:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:26:00 8 1h 3m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:14:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 21:03:00 16 3/03 21:03:00 16 0h 0m 9h 49m 5.30 52
Nulato 3/04 10:18:00 16 3/04 16:19:00 15 6h 1m 13h 15m 3.92 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 23:50:00 15 3/05 07:31:00 15 7h 41m 7h 31m 5.59 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 03:48:00 15 3/06 10:23:00 14 6h 35m 20h 17m 3.45 70
Grayling 1 3/06 17:30:00 14 3/07 01:50:00 14 8h 20m 7h 7m 8.43 60
Anvik 3/07 07:42:00 14 3/07 10:06:00 13 2h 24m 5h 52m 3.07 18
Grayling 2 3/07 14:25:00 13 3/08 15:26:00 12 25h 1m 4h 19m 4.17 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 07:19:00 12 3/09 07:45:00 10 0h 26m 15h 53m 3.78 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 21:19:00 10 3/09 21:25:00 10 0h 6m 13h 34m 5.16 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 23:54:00 10 3/10 08:15:00 10 8h 21m 2h 29m 36.24 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 11:30:00 10 3/10 11:35:00 10 0h 5m 3h 15m 12.92 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 23:32:00 10 3/11 06:40:00 10 7h 8m 11h 57m 4.02 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 18:31:00 10 3/12 01:15:00 10 6h 44m 11h 51m 4.05 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 10:47:00 10 3/12 18:55:00 10 8h 8m 9h 32m 4.83 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 00:15:00 10 3/13 07:53:00 10 7h 38m 5h 20m 10.31 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 13:32:00 10 3/13 17:43:00 10 4h 11m 5h 39m 3.89 ✔ ✔ 22