June 22, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 25
Hometown: Akiak, Alaska


Biography

Mike Williams, 62, was born and raised in Alaska. He went to Chemawa Indian School in Oregon and attended Kuskokwim College and the University of Alaska, studying counseling. He went on to serve his country in the US Army. He says he’s been mushing “since birth.” He has run the Iditarod 14 times and the Kusko 300 20 times. Mike sat out the last three Iditarods while his son, Michael, Jr., competed. “I am running my 15th Iditarod for a cause that I really believe in, SOBRIETY! We always had dogs for transportation and for our survival as Yupiaq Peoples of Western Alaska. Upon retirement, I went back to Akiak to raise our children. We will continue to be involved in the ‘Last Great Race on Earth’ and other races throughout Alaska. It has been a huge honor to drive those dogs. Thanks to my family and sponsors who have enabled me to do these things.” Mike is a member of the Alaska Native Community and the National Congress of American Indians. He says he enjoys reading, karate, hunting, fishing, gathering and spending time with grand kids. Mike is married to Maggie. They have 5 adult children.

Sponsors

GCI, Inc.
Verner Stillner, MD
Best Storage
Robert Gottstein
Ekamrak Family
Robert & Carol Hickel
Sammy & Debbie Jackson
Unger Foundation, NY
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation

American Seafoods Company
Coastal Villages Region Fund
Bering Sea Animal Clinic/Bob Sept, DVM
Vern & Penny Cherneski
Lynden Air Cargo
Waska Williams, Jr.
Wells Fargo Bank
Raymie & Barbara Redington
Bill Eisenhart & Mary Whitaker


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 10:52:00 12 0h 52m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:54:00 12 1h 2m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:46:00 16 0h 46m 59
Yentna 3/06 18:21:00 16 3/06 18:24:00 16 0h 3m 3h 35m 12.56 45
Skwentna 3/06 21:37:00 16 16 3h 13m 10.57 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:29:00 16 3/07 07:36:00 16 0h 7m 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:10:00 16 3/07 17:26:00 16 0h 16m 9h 34m 3.14 30
Rohn 3/07 22:54:00 16 3/08 05:24:00 16 6h 30m 5h 28m 8.78 48
Nikolai 3/08 21:12:00 16 3/08 21:20:00 16 0h 8m 15h 48m 5.89 93
McGrath 3/09 04:45:00 16 3/10 06:37:00 16 25h 52m 7h 25m 6.47 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 08:41:00 16 3/10 09:06:00 16 0h 25m 2h 4m 11.13 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/10 11:36:00 16 3/10 16:51:00 16 5h 15m 2h 30m 15.20 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 10:50:00 16 3/11 17:22:00 15 6h 32m 17h 59m 5.00 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 03:59:00 15 3/12 11:59:00 14 8h 0m 10h 37m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 15:34:00 14 3/12 15:37:00 14 0h 3m 3h 35m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 18:24:00 14 3/13 00:10:00 14 5h 46m 2h 47m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/13 09:51:00 14 3/13 17:15:00 13 7h 24m 9h 41m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 02:26:00 13 3/14 08:43:00 13 6h 17m 9h 11m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 03:46:00 13 3/15 10:32:00 12 6h 46m 19h 3m 4.72 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/15 17:15:00 12 3/16 01:20:00 12 8h 5m 6h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 07:48:00 12 3/16 13:20:00 11 5h 32m 6h 28m 8.97 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/16 20:03:00 11 3/17 00:30:00 11 4h 27m 6h 43m 7.15 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 08:01:00 11 3/17 16:09:00 10 8h 8m 7h 31m 6.12 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 00:10:00 10 3/18 00:12:00 9 0h 2m 8h 1m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 03:29:07 9 3h 17m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 22