June 22, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 84
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/Bob & Laura Favretto
Spenard Builders Supply
Evergreen Memorial Chapels
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Jiffy Lube Alaska
McDonalds Restaurants
Columbia Paint & Coatings
Andrea Resciniti, MD, MA
Carol Figdore, PA
Edmund Optics, NJ

Steve Tarries, CPA
Jim & Linda Schwanke
Mickey’s Custom Sewing
Fulton Auto Body
Craig Taylor Equipment
The Trombley’s
The Silver Bullet of Carver Minnesota, MN
Raspberry Island Remote Camps
Allan & Alfie Norville, AZ
Morning View Kennel Booster Club

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian — Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 13:02:00 12
BLM 3/04 14:07:00 12 1h 5m 0.00
Willow 3/05 16:44:00 16 3/05 16:44:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 20:18:00 16 3/05 20:18:00 16 0h 0m 3h 34m 12.62 45
Skwentna 3/06 04:51:00 16 3/06 04:56:00 16 0h 5m 8h 33m 3.98 34
Finger Lake 3/06 10:27:00 16 3/06 15:14:00 16 4h 47m 5h 31m 8.16 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 18:36:00 16 3/06 18:40:00 15 0h 4m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Rohn 3/07 04:30:00 15 3/07 04:41:00 15 0h 11m 9h 50m 4.88 48
Nikolai 3/07 16:31:00 15 3/08 01:00:00 15 8h 29m 11h 50m 7.86 93
McGrath 3/08 05:46:00 15 3/08 05:47:00 15 0h 1m 4h 46m 10.07 48
Takotna 3/08 08:11:00 15 3/08 16:06:00 15 7h 55m 2h 24m 9.58 23
Ophir 3/08 18:06:00 15 3/08 18:35:00 15 0h 29m 2h 0m 19.00 38
Cripple 3/09 08:20:00 15 3/09 13:48:00 15 5h 28m 13h 45m 4.36 60
Ruby 3/10 00:05:00 15 3/10 08:34:00 15 8h 29m 10h 17m 10.89 ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 15:34:00 15 3/11 15:34:00 15 24h 0m 7h 0m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 20:40:00 15 3/11 20:42:00 15 0h 2m 5h 6m 10.20 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 01:50:00 15 3/12 09:30:00 15 7h 40m 5h 8m 8.18 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 21:02:00 15 3/13 03:14:00 15 6h 12m 11h 32m 7.80 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 08:35:00 15 3/13 08:44:00 14 0h 9m 5h 21m 7.48 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 15:23:00 14 3/13 21:33:00 14 6h 10m 6h 39m 8.72 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 03:52:00 14 3/14 05:27:00 14 1h 35m 6h 19m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 11:59:00 14 3/14 20:00:00 14 8h 1m 6h 32m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 02:31:00 14 3/15 02:32:00 14 0h 1m 6h 31m 8.44 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 05:23:20 14 2h 51m 7.72 ✔ ✔ 22