June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr.

Bib Number: 43
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

Lynden Air Cargo
GCI, Inc.
American Seafoods Company
Coastal Villages Regional Fund
Vern & Penny Cherneski
American Seafoods Company, WA
Coastal Villages Region Fund
GCI, Inc.

Lyndon Air Cargo
Northern Air Cargo
Best Storage
Hickel Investment Company
Vern & Penny Cherneski
YKHC
Bob Sept, DVM
Robert Hickel/Hotel Captain Cook


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 11:32:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:29:00 12 0h 57m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:22:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:03:00 16 3/04 20:20:00 16 2h 17m 2h 41m 16.77 45
Skwentna 3/04 22:59:00 16 3/05 04:48:00 16 5h 49m 2h 39m 12.83 34
Finger Lake 3/05 09:55:00 16 3/05 14:00:00 16 4h 5m 5h 7m 8.79 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 18:38:00 16 3/06 07:16:00 16 12h 38m 4h 38m 6.47 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 12:06:00 16 3/06 18:33:00 16 6h 27m 4h 50m 9.93 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 08:03:00 16 3/07 15:14:00 15 7h 11m 13h 30m 5.93 80
McGrath 3/07 21:55:00 15 3/07 21:56:00 15 0h 1m 6h 41m 7.18 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/08 00:48:00 15 3/09 02:12:00 15 25h 24m 2h 52m 6.28 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/09 04:52:00 15 3/09 05:23:00 14 0h 31m 2h 40m 9.38 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/10 00:24:00 14 3/10 09:38:00 14 9h 14m 19h 1m 4.73 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 18:56:00 14 3/11 03:15:00 14 7h 19m 9h 18m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 07:53:00 14 3/11 07:58:00 14 0h 5m 4h 38m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 10:43:00 14 3/11 17:30:00 14 6h 47m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 03:22:00 14 3/12 13:23:00 14 10h 1m 9h 52m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/12 21:45:00 14 3/13 05:31:00 13 7h 46m 8h 22m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/13 17:28:00 13 3/13 23:11:00 13 5h 43m 11h 57m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/14 06:05:00 13 3/14 13:25:00 13 7h 20m 6h 54m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/14 19:16:00 13 3/15 02:23:00 13 7h 7m 5h 51m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/15 08:14:00 13 3/15 12:08:00 13 3h 54m 5h 51m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 19:05:00 13 3/16 03:15:00 13 8h 10m 6h 57m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:23:00 13 3/16 12:45:00 13 0h 22m 9h 8m 6.02 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:32:17 13 2h 47m 7.90 ✔ ✔ 22