September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Bill Cotter

Bill Cotter

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Bill Cotter, 63, was born in New Hampshire. He moved to Alaska in 1970 and settled in Nenana in 1980. A retired electrician, Bill has been running dogs since 1971. He said at that time, Joe Redington, Sr. was his neighbor and Joe got him interested in dogs. He says, " I'm addicted to sled dogs and dog racing. I have raced dogs since 1971 and I still enjoy training and racing my dogs. I had a stroke in 2005 and was not able to race for two years. During that time, I raised and trained a new team and they are ready for the Iditarod and so am I." He won the Yukon Quest in 1987 and has completed 19 Iditarods, his best finish being third in 1995. He also won the Alaska Airlines Humanitarian award. He lists his hobbies as biking and fishing.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:59:00 12
BLM 3/12 18:26:00 12 3/13 02:43:00 11 8h 17m 151h 27m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 10:00:00 11 3/13 16:21:00 11 6h 21m 7h 17m 4.26 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 23:15:00 11 3/14 05:27:00 9 6h 12m 6h 54m 2.46 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 10:05:00 9 3/14 16:30:00 9 6h 25m 4h 38m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 08:46:00 9 3/15 14:46:00 9 6h 0m 16h 16m 2.77 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/15 20:55:00 9 3/16 02:05:00 8 5h 10m 6h 9m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 11:06:00 8 3/16 17:02:00 8 5h 56m 9h 1m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 00:03:00 8 3/17 04:16:00 8 4h 13m 7h 1m 13.25 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 11:24:00 8 3/17 22:02:00 7 10h 38m 7h 8m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 07:03:00 7 3/18 07:05:00 7 0h 2m 9h 1m 2.55 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 22:24:00 3/12 06:47:00 12 8h 23m -153h -41m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 06:42:00 3/11 08:42:00 12 26h 0m -49h -5m -1.22 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:52:00 12 -117h -50m -0.95 112
Galena 3/07 10:52:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:01:00 16 16 3h 9m 16.51 52
Kaltag 3/07 16:46:00 16 15 42
Unalakleet 3/08 02:44:00 15 3/08 02:45:00 15 0h 1m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 06:25:00 15 3/08 13:35:00 15 7h 10m 3h 40m 10.91 40
Koyuk 3/08 17:28:00 15 3/08 18:50:00 15 1h 22m 3h 53m 14.94 58
Elim 3/09 10:34:00 15 3/09 14:43:00 15 4h 9m 15h 44m 3.05 48
White Mountain 3/09 19:58:00 15 3/09 23:54:00 14 3h 56m 5h 15m 8.76 46
Safety 3/10 02:16:00 14 3/10 02:30:00 14 0h 14m 2h 22m 23.24 55
Nome 3/18 10:26:24 199h 56m 0.11 ✔ ✔ 22