September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Bill Cotter

Bill Cotter

Bib Number: 65
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Bill Cotter, 63, was born in New Hampshire. He moved to Alaska in 1970 and settled in Nenana in 1980. A retired electrician, Bill has been running dogs since 1971. He said at that time, Joe Redington, Sr. was his neighbor and Joe got him interested in dogs. He says, " I'm addicted to sled dogs and dog racing. I have raced dogs since 1971 and I still enjoy training and racing my dogs. I had a stroke in 2005 and was not able to race for two years. During that time, I raised and trained a new team and they are ready for the Iditarod and so am I." He won the Yukon Quest in 1987 and has completed 19 Iditarods, his best finish being third in 1995. He also won the Alaska Airlines Humanitarian award. He lists his hobbies as biking and fishing.


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:20:00 12
Willow 3/08 16:06:00 16
Yentna 3/08 20:03:00 16 3/08 20:08:00 16 0h 5m 3h 57m 16.71 66
Skwentna 3/08 23:33:00 16 3/09 05:18:00 16 5h 45m 3h 25m 9.95 34
Finger Lake 3/09 11:15:00 16 3/09 15:24:00 16 4h 9m 5h 57m 7.56 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 19:09:00 16 15 3h 45m 8.00 30
Rohn 3/10 04:06:00 15 3/10 10:08:00 14 6h 2m 48
Nikolai 3/11 00:17:00 14 3/12 00:33:00 14 24h 16m 14h 9m 5.30 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/12 06:45:00 14 3/12 06:47:00 14 0h 2m 6h 12m 8.71 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 09:30:00 14 3/12 18:06:00 14 8h 36m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 21:10:00 14 3/12 21:55:00 14 0h 45m 3h 4m 8.15 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 19:07:00 14 3/14 01:10:00 12 6h 3m 21h 12m 4.25 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 09:10:00 12 3/14 17:25:00 12 8h 15m 8h 0m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 20:45:00 12 3/14 20:49:00 12 0h 4m 3h 20m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 23:27:00 12 3/15 12:08:00 11 12h 41m 2h 38m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 23:18:00 11 3/16 10:34:00 11 11h 16m 11h 10m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/17 03:07:00 11 3/17 12:18:00 11 9h 11m 16h 33m 4.23 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/18 04:05:00 11 3/18 09:08:00 11 5h 3m 15h 47m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 15:12:00 11 3/18 21:54:00 11 6h 42m 6h 4m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 04:57:00 11 3/19 13:26:00 11 8h 29m 7h 3m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 19:52:00 11 3/20 03:15:00 11 7h 23m 6h 26m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 10:38:00 11 3/20 18:41:00 11 8h 3m 7h 23m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 02:40:00 11 3/21 02:48:00 11 0h 8m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 06:12:03 11 3h 24m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 22