June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Rudi Niggemeier

Rudi Niggemeier

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Salzkotten, GERMANY
Website:


Biography

Rudi Niggemeier, 51, was born and raised in Germany. He has been a car dealer in the "beautiful small town of Salzkotten," since 1975. Rudi has been running dogs since 1995 and says he became interested in running the Iditarod after spending his first winter in Alaska in 2002. Now, he says he spends all winter in Alaska with "dogs, nature, nice friends and sled dog competition." and is running a team from Sebastian Schnuelle Blue Kennels. He says, "The Iditarod is after three years of learning, a great goal for me." Rudi enjoys outdoors, biking, sailing and dogs. He is the father of two, Jan, age 16 and Sven, age 21.


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:52:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:40:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:37:00 16 3/02 19:45:00 16 0h 8m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/03 05:21:00 16 3/03 05:26:00 16 0h 5m 9h 36m 3.54 34
Finger Lake 3/03 11:03:00 16 3/03 15:53:00 16 4h 50m 5h 37m 8.01 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 20:12:00 16 3/04 04:40:00 16 8h 28m 4h 19m 6.95 30
Rohn 3/04 09:44:00 16 3/04 14:46:00 15 5h 2m 5h 4m 9.47 48
Nikolai 3/05 03:41:00 15 3/05 08:54:00 15 5h 13m 12h 55m 5.81 75
McGrath 3/05 15:55:00 15 3/05 16:04:00 15 0h 9m 7h 1m 7.70 54
Takotna 3/05 18:45:00 15 3/06 20:15:00 15 25h 30m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 22:43:00 15 3/06 23:02:00 14 0h 19m 2h 28m 10.14 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 13:43:00 14 3/07 23:14:00 14 9h 31m 14h 41m 4.02 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 09:56:00 14 3/08 19:00:00 14 9h 4m 10h 42m 10.47 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 01:23:00 14 3/09 08:57:00 14 6h 34m 6h 23m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 15:21:00 14 3/09 22:23:00 14 7h 2m 6h 24m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 03:50:00 14 3/10 10:03:00 13 6h 13m 5h 27m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 02:25:00 13 3/11 11:30:00 13 9h 5m 16h 22m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 17:35:00 13 13 6h 5m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 10:19:00 13 3/12 15:55:00 13 5h 36m ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 22:17:00 13 3/13 05:42:00 13 7h 25m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 11:38:00 13 3/13 19:38:00 13 8h 0m 5h 56m 7.75 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 02:20:00 13 3/14 02:23:00 13 0h 3m 6h 42m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 04:55:28 13 2h 32m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 22