June 18, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Sponsors

JJ Keller & Associates, WI
Blackwood Pet Food, SC
Icicle Seafoods/Seward Fisheries
Homer Stage Line
Seward Ships Drydock

Iditarod Trail Blazers
Inlet Tower Suites
Metco, Inc.
Resurrection Bay Historical Society


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 11:10:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:02:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:49:00 16 3/02 18:52:00 16 0h 3m 3h 47m 11.10 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:02:00 16 3/03 02:45:00 16 4h 43m 3h 10m 10.74 34
Finger Lake 3/03 07:44:00 16 3/03 07:48:00 15 0h 4m 4h 59m 9.03 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 11:10:00 15 3/03 16:53:00 14 5h 43m 3h 22m 8.91 30
Rohn 3/03 21:37:00 14 3/03 22:01:00 14 0h 24m 4h 44m 10.14 48
Nikolai 3/04 12:40:00 14 3/04 18:43:00 14 6h 3m 14h 39m 5.12 75
McGrath 3/05 00:48:00 14 3/05 04:45:00 14 3h 57m 6h 5m 8.88 54
Takotna 3/05 07:09:00 14 3/05 07:11:00 14 0h 2m 2h 24m 7.50 18
Ophir 3/05 10:00:00 14 3/06 12:09:00 13 26h 9m 2h 49m 8.88 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/06 21:35:00 13 3/07 04:27:00 13 6h 52m 9h 26m 6.25 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 13:56:00 13 3/07 21:56:00 11 8h 0m 9h 29m 11.81 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 05:01:00 11 3/08 07:07:00 11 2h 6m 7h 5m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 14:35:00 11 3/08 20:30:00 9 5h 55m 7h 28m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 05:53:00 9 3/09 11:00:00 9 5h 7m 8h 23m 5.01 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 22:10:00 9 3/10 03:16:00 9 5h 6m 11h 10m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 09:45:00 9 3/10 14:30:00 9 4h 45m 6h 29m 6.48 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 21:56:00 9 3/11 03:38:00 9 5h 42m 7h 26m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 10:38:00 9 3/11 11:25:00 9 0h 47m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 17:58:00 9 3/12 01:58:00 9 8h 0m 6h 33m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 08:31:00 9 3/12 08:31:00 9 0h 0m 6h 33m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 11:42:31 9 3h 11m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 22