August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 97
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

John & Sue Mues
Louis & Barbara Kralick


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 13:31:00 12
Willow 3/02 17:10:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:56:00 16 3/02 21:01:00 16 0h 5m 3h 46m 11.15 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:26:00 16 3/03 05:24:00 16 4h 58m 3h 25m 9.95 34
Finger Lake 3/03 10:40:00 16 16 5h 16m 8.54 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:19:00 16 3/03 23:10:00 16 4h 51m 30
Rohn 3/04 04:27:00 16 3/04 08:46:00 16 4h 19m 5h 17m 9.09 48
Nikolai 3/04 21:16:00 16 3/05 04:36:00 16 7h 20m 12h 30m 6.00 75
McGrath 3/05 11:45:00 16 3/05 11:49:00 16 0h 4m 7h 9m 7.55 54
Takotna 3/05 14:40:00 16 3/06 14:41:00 16 24h 1m 2h 51m 6.32 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 17:08:00 16 3/06 17:55:00 16 0h 47m 2h 27m 10.20 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 09:43:00 16 3/07 18:16:00 16 8h 33m 15h 48m 3.73 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 08:20:00 16 3/08 16:40:00 15 8h 20m 14h 4m 7.96 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 23:36:00 15 3/09 06:40:00 15 6h 4m 6h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 13:46:00 15 3/09 19:00:00 14 5h 14m 7h 6m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 01:10:00 14 3/10 08:31:00 14 7h 21m 6h 10m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 22:05:00 14 3/11 04:40:00 13 6h 35m 13h 34m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 11:36:00 13 3/11 17:35:00 12 5h 59m 6h 56m 6.06 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 01:19:00 12 3/12 08:54:00 12 7h 35m 7h 44m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/12 15:57:00 12 3/12 20:43:00 12 4h 46m 7h 3m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 03:06:00 12 3/13 11:07:00 12 8h 1m 6h 23m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 17:52:00 12 3/13 17:54:00 12 0h 2m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 20:58:45 12 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22