June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » David Sawatzky

David Sawatzky

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Healy, Alaska


Biography

David Sawatzky, 59, was born and raised in Minnesota. He moved to Montana in 1981 and from there to Alaska in 1983 for a job. He recently retired from his job as an equipment operator, which he’d done for 25 years. David began running dogs in 1985 and ran the Yukon Quest a few times before first running the Iditarod. David is married to Jeanne and they have two adult children, Nikalus and Sara.

Sponsors

Teamster Local 959
Usibelli Coal Mine
Denali Alaskan Wildrose Lodging


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 12:23:00 12
Willow 3/08 16:08:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:56:00 16 3/08 23:05:00 16 3h 9m 3h 48m 17.37 66
Skwentna 3/09 02:01:00 16 3/09 06:04:00 16 4h 3m 2h 56m 11.59 34
Finger Lake 3/09 11:23:00 16 3/09 17:01:00 15 5h 38m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 20:38:00 15 3/10 00:22:00 15 3h 44m 3h 37m 8.29 30
Rohn 3/10 05:02:00 15 3/10 10:28:00 15 5h 26m 4h 40m 10.29 48
Nikolai 3/11 00:50:00 15 3/12 01:00:00 15 24h 10m 14h 22m 5.22 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/12 06:48:00 15 3/12 06:49:00 15 0h 1m 5h 48m 9.31 ✔ 54
Takotna 3/12 09:31:00 15 3/12 17:42:00 13 8h 11m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 20:46:00 13 3/12 20:52:00 13 0h 6m 3h 4m 8.15 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 19:10:00 13 3/14 01:04:00 12 5h 54m 22h 18m 4.04 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 09:15:00 12 3/14 17:24:00 12 8h 9m 8h 11m 7.94 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 20:51:00 12 3/14 20:54:00 12 0h 3m 3h 27m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 23:35:00 12 3/15 11:58:00 12 12h 23m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/16 02:40:00 12 3/16 12:08:00 12 9h 28m 14h 42m 4.08 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/17 04:18:00 12 3/17 12:45:00 12 8h 27m 16h 10m 4.33 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/18 05:58:00 12 3/18 11:15:00 12 5h 17m 17h 13m 5.23 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 18:23:00 12 3/19 01:00:00 12 6h 37m 7h 8m 5.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 07:58:00 12 3/19 15:24:00 12 7h 26m 6h 58m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 21:58:00 12 3/20 05:10:00 12 7h 12m 6h 34m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 12:12:00 12 3/20 20:14:00 11 8h 2m 7h 2m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 04:07:00 11 3/21 04:56:00 11 0h 49m 7h 53m 6.98 ✔ ✔ Scratched 55