June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 64
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 66, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in 1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF, an MD from the University of Washington and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod 15 times, the Knik 200, Klondike 300, Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300. Robert continues to be amazed at what the trained Alaskan husky can do and continues to run dogs for inexplicable reasons (he loves it). His wife Joan and son, Travis, are his most ardent fans. When not mushing, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and skiing.

Sponsors

Zack & Anginette Steer/Sheep Mtn. Lodge
Sonny & Mallie King, SC/Veterinarian
John & Sue Mues


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:18:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:25:00 12 1h 7m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:04:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:21:00 16 3/04 19:39:00 16 0h 18m 3h 17m 13.71 45
Skwentna 3/05 03:20:00 16 3/05 03:25:00 16 0h 5m 7h 41m 4.43 34
Finger Lake 3/05 12:28:00 16 3/05 12:38:00 16 0h 10m 9h 3m 4.97 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:41:00 16 16 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 15:05:00 16 3/07 13:00:00 16 21h 55m 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 13:53:00 16 3/07 19:51:00 14 5h 58m 0h 53m 90.57 80
McGrath 3/08 03:43:00 14 3/09 04:24:00 14 24h 41m 7h 52m 6.10 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/09 06:40:00 14 3/09 06:40:00 14 0h 0m 2h 16m 7.94 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/09 09:05:00 14 3/09 12:46:00 13 3h 41m 2h 25m 10.34 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/10 08:55:00 13 3/10 17:48:00 13 8h 53m 20h 9m 4.47 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/11 06:27:00 13 3/11 13:04:00 13 6h 37m 11h 39m 5.58 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 16:38:00 13 3/11 16:41:00 13 0h 3m 3h 34m 7.01 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 19:13:00 13 3/12 04:40:00 13 9h 27m 2h 32m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 13:56:00 13 3/12 23:27:00 13 9h 31m 9h 16m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/13 08:18:00 13 3/13 16:40:00 13 8h 22m 8h 51m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/14 03:45:00 13 3/14 11:58:00 13 8h 13m 11h 5m 8.12 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/14 18:30:00 13 3/15 00:48:00 12 6h 18m 6h 32m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/15 07:46:00 12 3/15 14:33:00 12 6h 47m 6h 58m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/15 20:48:00 12 3/16 03:23:00 12 6h 35m 6h 15m 7.68 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 10:42:00 12 3/16 18:53:00 12 8h 11m 7h 19m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 02:06:00 12 3/17 02:11:00 12 0h 5m 7h 13m 7.62 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 05:21:17 12 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22