September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Bib Number: 51
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Robert Nelson, 43, was born and raised in Kotzebue. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Political Science. “My kennel is located some 20 miles outside of Kotzebue, a place called Fish Creek. I train with my dad, Louie, as well as with Ed Iten and John Baker, who also have their cabins nearby. I think the area in which we train is heaven on earth, plus I get to spend a lot of time with Louie. He’s an incredible person. He’s the reason I got involved with running dogs. If you’re ever in the area, stop by. There’s no shortage of coffee and conversation at our camp.” For the last four years, Robert has worked in construction. He says that his hobbies are music, reading and biking.


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:47:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:38:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:19:00 16 3/06 19:24:00 16 0h 5m 3h 41m 12.22 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:29:00 16 3/07 03:22:00 15 4h 53m 3h 5m 11.03 34
Finger Lake 3/07 08:37:00 15 3/07 12:08:00 15 3h 31m 5h 15m 8.57 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 16:23:00 15 3/07 19:47:00 15 3h 24m 4h 15m 7.06 30
Rohn 3/08 00:29:00 15 3/08 06:43:00 14 6h 14m 4h 42m 10.21 48
Nikolai 3/08 16:57:00 14 3/08 20:52:00 13 3h 55m 10h 14m 7.33 75
McGrath 3/09 06:16:00 13 3/09 06:18:00 13 0h 2m 9h 24m 5.74 54
Takotna 3/09 08:54:00 13 3/09 08:57:00 13 0h 3m 2h 36m 6.92 18
Ophir 3/09 11:58:00 13 3/10 12:30:00 13 24h 32m 3h 1m 8.29 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 23:25:00 13 3/11 04:55:00 13 5h 30m 10h 55m 8.24 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 13:32:00 13 3/11 14:03:00 13 0h 31m 8h 37m 7.54 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 18:04:00 13 3/12 02:05:00 12 8h 1m 4h 1m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 04:52:00 12 3/12 04:54:00 12 0h 2m 2h 47m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 13:35:00 12 3/12 19:48:00 10 6h 13m 8h 41m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 07:08:00 10 3/13 12:43:00 10 5h 35m 10h 20m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 01:05:00 10 3/14 07:40:00 10 6h 35m 12h 22m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 13:57:00 10 3/14 14:00:00 10 0h 3m 6h 17m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/14 21:56:00 10 3/15 05:12:00 10 7h 16m 7h 56m 6.05 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 11:52:00 10 3/15 14:47:00 10 2h 55m 6h 40m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 22:39:00 10 3/16 06:41:00 10 8h 2m 7h 52m 5.85 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 14:07:00 10 3/16 14:15:00 9 0h 8m 7h 26m 7.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 17:44:38 9 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22