September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 31
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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Biography

John Baker, 55, was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. He began mushing in 1995 and was interested in the Iditarod after watching the race in its early years. He ran his first Iditarod in 1996 and has been in every race since. He has 13 top ten Iditarod finishes, and became the first Iditarod champion from Northwest Alaska when he won the 2011 Iditarod, and the first Inupiat champion as well. Baker is a self-employed business owner and enjoys the rural Alaska life. He has a son, Alex, 29, a veteran of the Jr. Iditarod and daughter’s Tahayla, 16 and Amelia, 14. A commercial pilot, he says that his hobby is flying

Sponsors

Tech Cominco
UIC Construction
Petro Star
Arctic Slope Regional Corp.
Northern Air Cargo


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 11:06:00 12 1h 6m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:18:00 12 1h 12m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:58:00 16 0h 58m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:58:00 16 16 4h 0m 11.25 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:16:00 16 3/07 03:50:00 16 5h 34m 34
Finger Lake 3/07 08:44:00 16 3/07 09:03:00 16 0h 19m 4h 54m 9.18 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:36:00 16 3/07 20:20:00 16 7h 44m 3h 33m 8.45 30
Rohn 3/08 01:30:00 16 3/08 05:40:00 16 4h 10m 5h 10m 9.29 48
Nikolai 3/08 14:08:00 16 3/08 21:25:00 16 7h 17m 8h 28m 10.98 93
McGrath 3/09 03:29:00 16 3/09 03:39:00 16 0h 10m 6h 4m 7.91 48
Takotna 3/09 05:52:00 16 3/09 11:44:00 16 5h 52m 2h 13m 10.38 23
Ophir 3/09 14:20:00 16 3/09 14:28:00 16 0h 8m 2h 36m 14.62 38
Iditarod 3/10 10:20:00 16 3/11 12:01:00 15 25h 41m 19h 52m 4.53 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 22:00:00 15 3/11 22:08:00 15 0h 8m 9h 59m 6.51 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 01:43:00 15 3/12 02:03:00 15 0h 20m 3h 35m 6.98 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 05:10:00 15 3/12 13:10:00 14 8h 0m 3h 7m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 21:36:00 14 3/13 02:14:00 12 4h 38m 8h 26m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 09:26:00 12 3/13 11:56:00 12 2h 30m 7h 12m 9.72 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 03:33:00 12 3/14 04:20:00 11 0h 47m 15h 37m 5.76 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 10:13:00 11 3/14 15:43:00 11 5h 30m 5h 53m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 21:12:00 11 3/14 21:27:00 10 0h 15m 5h 29m 10.58 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 04:24:00 10 3/15 07:08:00 10 2h 44m 6h 57m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 15:36:00 10 3/15 23:56:00 9 8h 20m 8h 28m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:26:00 9 3/16 08:30:00 6 0h 4m 8h 30m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:41:00 6 3h 11m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 22