June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 58
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.


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 12:05:00 12 2h 5m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:12:00 12 1h 7m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 15:52:00 16 1h 52m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:37:00 16 3/06 20:01:00 16 0h 24m 3h 45m 12.00 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:14:00 16 3/07 04:43:00 16 5h 29m 3h 13m 10.57 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:45:00 16 3/07 14:34:00 16 4h 49m 5h 2m 8.94 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:02:00 16 3/07 22:16:00 16 4h 14m 3h 28m 8.65 30
Rohn 3/08 03:32:00 16 3/08 07:47:00 16 4h 15m 5h 16m 9.11 48
Nikolai 3/08 21:32:00 16 3/09 05:12:00 16 7h 40m 13h 45m 6.76 93
McGrath 3/09 11:14:00 16 3/10 11:58:00 16 24h 44m 6h 2m 7.96 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 14:11:00 16 3/10 14:15:00 16 0h 4m 2h 13m 10.38 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 17:00:00 16 3/10 20:08:00 15 3h 8m 2h 45m 13.82 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 13:43:00 15 3/11 21:20:00 15 7h 37m 17h 35m 5.12 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 10:18:00 15 3/12 18:20:00 15 8h 2m 12h 58m 5.01 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 22:24:00 15 3/12 22:30:00 14 0h 6m 4h 4m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 01:59:00 14 3/13 08:39:00 14 6h 40m 3h 29m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 20:19:00 14 3/14 03:46:00 14 7h 27m 11h 40m 5.14 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 12:20:00 14 3/14 19:34:00 12 7h 14m 8h 34m 8.17 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 09:34:00 12 3/15 16:40:00 12 7h 6m 14h 0m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 23:38:00 12 3/16 06:45:00 12 7h 7m 6h 58m 5.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 13:00:00 12 3/16 19:20:00 12 6h 20m 6h 15m 9.28 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 02:11:00 12 3/17 07:14:00 12 5h 3m 6h 51m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 13:44:00 12 3/17 21:53:00 11 8h 9m 6h 30m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 05:24:00 11 3/18 05:26:00 11 0h 2m 7h 31m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 08:45:30 11 3h 19m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 22