September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 12
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 Premium Pet Food, SC
Seward Fisheries/Icicle Seafoods
Snap-fit Runners, MS


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 10:24:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:33:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:20:00 16 3/05 14:20:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:14:00 16 3/05 18:14:00 16 0h 0m 3h 54m 11.54 45
Skwentna 3/05 23:37:00 16 3/06 05:51:00 16 6h 14m 5h 23m 6.32 34
Finger Lake 3/06 10:18:00 16 3/06 10:24:00 15 0h 6m 4h 27m 10.11 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 14:18:00 15 3/06 19:48:00 15 5h 30m 3h 54m 7.69 30
Rohn 3/07 00:04:00 15 3/07 00:15:00 15 0h 11m 4h 16m 11.25 48
Nikolai 3/07 14:23:00 15 3/07 20:55:00 15 6h 32m 14h 8m 6.58 93
McGrath 3/08 03:13:00 15 3/08 08:45:00 15 5h 32m 6h 18m 7.62 48
Takotna 3/08 10:58:00 15 3/08 11:00:00 15 0h 2m 2h 13m 10.38 23
Ophir 3/08 13:51:00 15 3/09 16:16:00 14 26h 25m 2h 51m 13.33 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 01:10:00 14 3/10 07:40:00 14 6h 30m 8h 54m 6.74 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 16:56:00 14 3/11 00:56:00 13 8h 0m 9h 16m 12.09 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 07:43:00 13 3/11 08:00:00 13 0h 17m 6h 47m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 20:36:00 13 3/11 21:13:00 13 0h 37m 12h 36m 4.13 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 02:43:00 13 3/12 09:11:00 13 6h 28m 5h 30m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 06:35:00 13 3/13 06:57:00 12 0h 22m 21h 24m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 12:27:00 12 3/13 17:00:00 11 4h 33m 5h 30m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 22:57:00 11 3/14 04:03:00 11 5h 6m 5h 57m 9.75 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 10:39:00 11 3/14 12:26:00 10 1h 47m 6h 36m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 18:50:00 10 3/15 02:53:00 9 8h 3m 6h 24m 7.19 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 09:03:00 9 3/15 09:03:00 9 0h 0m 6h 10m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 11:23:03 9 2h 20m 9.43 ✔ ✔ 22