September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Richard Savoyski

Richard Savoyski

Bib Number: 90
Hometown: Palmer, Alaska


Biography

Richard Savoyski, 22, was born in New York. His early years were spent in New York and the family moved to Minnesota when he was nine years old. He later moved to Montana where he attended Montana State University for two years and studied land resource management. While attending school he was also doing sled dog tours. He began mushing in 2005 and says that hearing stories of the trail and hearing about the thrill people get from running it made him aspire to run the Iditarod. He moved to Alaska recently “to get closer to serious dog mushing.” He is currently working at a summer sled dog excursion company in Skagway.  He says his hobbies are fishing, skiing and camping.


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 13:15:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:56:00 16
Yentna 3/02 21:12:00 16 3/02 21:18:00 16 0h 6m 4h 16m 9.84 42
Skwentna 3/03 05:57:00 16 3/03 06:02:00 16 0h 5m 8h 39m 3.93 34
Finger Lake 3/03 17:49:00 16 3/04 04:10:00 14 10h 21m 11h 47m 3.82 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 08:54:00 14 3/04 16:53:00 14 7h 59m 4h 44m 6.34 30
Rohn 3/04 23:30:00 14 3/05 11:17:00 13 11h 47m 6h 37m 7.25 48
Nikolai 3/06 02:59:00 13 3/06 13:14:00 10 10h 15m 15h 42m 4.78 75
McGrath 3/06 20:15:00 10 3/07 20:29:00 10 24h 14m 7h 1m 7.70 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/07 22:49:00 10 3/07 23:03:00 10 0h 14m 2h 20m 7.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 01:00:00 10 3/08 08:45:00 10 7h 45m 1h 57m 12.82 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/09 00:55:00 10 3/09 13:50:00 10 11h 55m 16h 10m 3.65 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 23:45:00 10 3/10 11:07:00 9 11h 22m 9h 55m 11.29 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 17:19:00 9 3/11 02:40:00 9 9h 21m 6h 12m 8.39 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 09:31:00 9 3/11 19:30:00 9 9h 59m 6h 51m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 00:10:00 9 3/12 08:51:00 9 8h 41m 4h 40m 9.00 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 01:19:00 9 3/13 12:11:00 9 10h 52m 16h 28m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 17:46:00 9 3/14 02:27:00 9 8h 41m 5h 35m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 08:20:00 9 3/14 17:44:00 8 9h 24m 5h 53m 8.16 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 23:41:00 8 3/15 11:23:00 8 11h 42m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:02:00 8 3/16 02:15:00 8 9h 13m 5h 39m 8.14 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:56:00 8 3/16 08:59:00 8 0h 3m 6h 41m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 12:26:20 8 3h 27m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 22