June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 51
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.


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 11:50:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:38:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:25:00 16 3/08 19:30:00 16 0h 5m 3h 47m 17.44 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:47:00 16 16 3h 17m 10.36 34
Finger Lake 3/09 09:36:00 16 3/09 09:41:00 16 0h 5m 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 19:26:00 16 3/09 19:35:00 16 0h 9m 9h 45m 3.08 30
Rohn 3/10 00:47:00 16 3/10 05:41:00 16 4h 54m 5h 12m 9.23 48
Nikolai 3/10 20:35:00 16 14 14h 54m 5.03 75
McGrath 3/11 11:05:00 14 3/11 11:07:00 14 0h 2m 54
Takotna 3/11 14:58:00 14 3/12 15:45:00 14 24h 47m 3h 51m 4.68 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 18:41:00 14 3/12 21:18:00 14 2h 37m 2h 56m 8.52 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 15:20:00 14 3/13 21:36:00 14 6h 16m 18h 2m 4.99 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 06:08:00 14 3/14 12:35:00 14 6h 27m 8h 32m 7.62 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 16:27:00 14 3/14 16:29:00 14 0h 2m 3h 52m 6.47 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 19:32:00 14 3/15 09:45:00 14 14h 13m 3h 3m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 21:15:00 14 3/16 10:25:00 14 13h 10m 11h 30m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 23:55:00 14 3/17 11:05:00 14 11h 10m 13h 30m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 23:27:00 14 3/18 06:35:00 14 7h 8m 12h 22m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 12:59:00 14 3/18 18:07:00 14 5h 8m 6h 24m 6.25 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 02:35:00 14 3/19 10:00:00 13 7h 25m 8h 28m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 17:26:00 13 3/19 19:59:00 13 2h 33m 7h 26m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 05:00:00 13 3/20 13:04:00 13 8h 4m 9h 1m 5.10 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 23:32:00 13 3/20 23:39:00 13 0h 7m 10h 28m 5.25 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 03:24:30 13 3h 45m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 22