September 20, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 41
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Paul, 60, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. “I am still looking for my first Iditarod championship. I believe in the ability of my dogs and myself and will continue to race Iditarod as long as I feel we are capable of winning the race. I love traveling with my animals and find them to be more loyal than any human could ever be! They love me without questions and in return, I love them back the same way! I would never ask them to do more than they are capable of and I will always take the best care of them that I’m capable of. I will push them to the limit as long as they are able and having a good time doing it.” Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.

Sponsors

Blockbuster Video
Kenai Chrysler Center
Spenard Builders Supply
Evergreen Memorial Chapels
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
McDonalds Restaurants of the Kenai Peninsula
Edmund Optics, NJ
Dr. Andrea Resciniti, MA
The Trombleys, OR
Alan & Alfie Norville, AZ

Carol Figdore, PA
Jim & Linda Schwanke
The Silver Bullet, MN
Mickey’s Custom Sewing
Fulton Auto Body
Craig Taylor Equipment
Inlet Salmon
Morning View Kennel Booster Club
Grabber Performance Group, MI
Steven M. Tarries, CPA

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel

2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 11:28:00 12 1h 28m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:24:00 12 0h 56m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 15:18:00 16 1h 18m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:47:00 16 3/06 18:54:00 16 0h 7m 3h 29m 12.92 45
Skwentna 3/07 02:35:00 16 3/07 02:40:00 16 0h 5m 7h 41m 4.43 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:22:00 16 3/07 12:25:00 16 5h 3m 4h 42m 9.57 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:25:00 16 3/07 15:33:00 16 0h 8m 3h 0m 10.00 30
Rohn 3/08 02:29:00 16 3/08 02:48:00 16 0h 19m 10h 56m 4.39 48
Nikolai 3/08 16:41:00 16 3/08 22:50:00 16 6h 9m 13h 53m 6.70 93
McGrath 3/09 04:52:00 16 3/09 05:10:00 16 0h 18m 6h 2m 7.96 48
Takotna 3/09 07:32:00 16 3/09 14:17:00 16 6h 45m 2h 22m 9.72 23
Ophir 3/09 16:42:00 16 3/09 16:50:00 16 0h 8m 2h 25m 15.72 38
Iditarod 3/10 10:11:00 16 3/10 17:59:00 16 7h 48m 17h 21m 5.19 90
Shageluk 3/11 02:45:00 16 3/11 02:55:00 16 0h 10m 8h 46m 7.41 65
Anvik 3/11 07:14:00 16 3/12 08:32:00 16 25h 18m 4h 19m 5.79 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 11:10:00 16 3/12 11:32:00 15 0h 22m 2h 38m 6.84 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 19:45:00 15 3/13 03:45:00 14 8h 0m 8h 13m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 10:56:00 14 3/13 15:26:00 13 4h 30m 7h 11m 9.74 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 07:40:00 13 3/14 08:50:00 13 1h 10m 16h 14m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 14:54:00 13 3/14 20:28:00 12 5h 34m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 01:54:00 12 3/15 02:01:00 11 0h 7m 5h 26m 10.67 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 11:01:00 11 3/15 11:10:00 11 0h 9m 9h 0m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:27:00 11 3/16 04:27:00 9 8h 0m 9h 17m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 11:52:00 9 3/16 11:53:00 9 0h 1m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:24:20 9 3h 31m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 22