September 24, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 7
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Sponsors

Blackwood Dog Food, SC
Seward Fisheries
Petro Marine Services
Seward Ships Chandlery & Drydock
Peninsula Dental Care
Mark Lembersky & Rae Nelson

Ray’s Waterfront
Homer State line
City Express
Morgan Stanley DW, Inc.
Northern Outfitters


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 10:13:00 12 0h 13m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 11:22:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 14:10:00 16 0h 10m 59
Yentna 3/06 17:58:00 16 3/06 18:07:00 16 0h 9m 3h 48m 11.84 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:16:00 16 3/07 00:45:00 16 0h 29m 6h 9m 5.53 34
Finger Lake 3/07 10:18:00 16 3/07 10:19:00 16 0h 1m 9h 33m 4.71 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:30:00 16 3/07 19:30:00 16 6h 0m 3h 11m 9.42 30
Rohn 3/08 00:15:00 16 3/08 00:40:00 16 0h 25m 4h 45m 10.11 48
Nikolai 3/08 15:02:00 16 3/08 21:27:00 14 6h 25m 14h 22m 6.47 93
McGrath 3/09 03:23:00 14 3/09 03:25:00 14 0h 2m 5h 56m 8.09 48
Takotna 3/09 05:36:00 14 3/09 11:31:00 14 5h 55m 2h 11m 10.53 23
Ophir 3/09 14:00:00 14 3/09 14:18:00 13 0h 18m 2h 29m 15.30 38
Iditarod 3/10 05:46:00 13 3/11 08:12:00 13 26h 26m 15h 28m 5.82 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 16:09:00 13 3/11 16:12:00 13 0h 3m 7h 57m 8.18 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 19:37:00 13 3/12 03:40:00 13 8h 3m 3h 25m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 06:56:00 13 3/12 07:03:00 13 0h 7m 3h 16m 5.51 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 19:12:00 13 3/13 01:28:00 13 6h 16m 12h 9m 4.94 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 08:48:00 13 3/13 14:06:00 12 5h 18m 7h 20m 9.55 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 00:55:00 12 3/14 07:20:00 11 6h 25m 10h 49m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 12:34:00 11 3/14 12:56:00 11 0h 22m 5h 14m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 18:40:00 11 3/15 00:49:00 11 6h 9m 5h 44m 10.12 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 07:05:00 11 3/15 07:26:00 11 0h 21m 6h 16m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 14:56:00 11 3/15 22:56:00 9 8h 0m 7h 30m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 06:39:00 9 3/16 06:40:00 9 0h 1m 7h 43m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 09:20:58 9 2h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 22