June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Doug Grilliot

Doug Grilliot

Bib Number: 47
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Doug Grilliot was born in 1959 and grew up southeastern Oklahoma. After graduating from East Central Oklahoma State University with a BS in Marketing, he became a pilot for Northwest Airlines. His job as an airline pilot brought him to Alaska in 1991.

Doug began running sled dogs in 1998 and like so many other mushers was influenced by Don Bowers, who he had met thru mutual friends. Doug credits his formal mushing education to John Barron, whom he was able to train with for two years.

Doug completed the Yukon Quest in 2001 and 2002. This will be Doug’s first Iditarod and he plans on bringing a well-conditioned, experienced team of veterans to this year’s race. His philosophy about racing sled dogs has never changed, he plans on running his team to the best performance they are capable of while providing the best care possible for the dogs.

In addition to the Yukon Quest, Doug has run the John Beargrease Marathon, finishing second, the Knik 200, and the Copper Basin 300 for the last four years.

Doug and his wife Krista, have two boys, Nate 19, and Keith, 17. All are a great help at the kennel and all enjoying fishing, hunting, and flying small airplanes around Alaska.


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 11:41:00 12
BLM 3/13 13:05:00 13 3/13 21:10:00 13 8h 5m 169h 24m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/14 04:42:00 13 3/14 15:15:00 13 10h 33m 7h 32m 4.12 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 21:15:00 13 3/15 04:21:00 12 7h 6m 6h 0m 2.83 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/15 08:52:00 12 3/15 16:20:00 12 7h 28m 4h 31m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/16 09:28:00 12 3/16 15:33:00 12 6h 5m 17h 8m 2.63 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 21:31:00 12 3/17 07:25:00 12 9h 54m 5h 58m 5.03 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/17 15:04:00 12 3/17 23:59:00 12 8h 55m 7h 39m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/18 06:15:00 12 3/18 14:10:00 12 7h 55m 6h 16m 14.84 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/18 19:57:00 12 3/19 04:24:00 12 8h 27m 5h 47m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/19 11:30:00 12 3/19 11:58:00 12 0h 28m 7h 6m 3.24 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 16:52:00 3/13 00:14:00 13 7h 22m -164h -6m -0.23 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 23:14:00 3/11 23:33:00 14 0h 19m -25h 0m -2.40 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 12:47:00 -131h -46m -0.85 112
Galena 3/07 11:30:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 15:08:00 16 3/07 19:11:00 16 4h 3m 3h 38m 14.31 52
Kaltag 3/07 22:13:00 16 16 3h 2m 13.85 42
Unalakleet 3/08 08:44:00 16 16 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 18:07:00 16 15 40
Koyuk 3/09 05:17:00 15 3/09 16:01:00 15 10h 44m 58
Elim 3/10 01:03:00 15 3/10 09:17:00 15 8h 14m 9h 2m 5.31 48
White Mountain 3/10 15:51:00 15 3/10 16:15:00 14 0h 24m 6h 34m 7.01 46
Safety 3/10 19:04:00 14 3/11 20:26:00 14 25h 22m 2h 49m 19.53 ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 14:52:32 186h 26m 0.12 ✔ ✔ 22