June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 34
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Paul, 60, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. “I am still looking for my first Iditarod championship. I believe in the ability of my dogs and myself and will continue to race Iditarod as long as I feel we are capable of winning the race. I love traveling with my animals and find them to be more loyal than any human could ever be! They love me without questions and in return, I love them back the same way! I would never ask them to do more than they are capable of and I will always take the best care of them that I’m capable of. I will push them to the limit as long as they are able and having a good time doing it.” Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.

Sponsors

Janssen Funeral Homes, Inc.
Richard Crosby, DDS
Blockbuster Video
Northern Outfitters, FL
Bill Petrell-In honor of Nicholas, MA
First Tool Corp, OH
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Momentum Premuim Athletic Dog Food, MI
Carol/George Figdore, PA
Andrea Resciniti, MA
Grabber Performance Group, MI
Columbia Paint & Coatings
Craig Taylor Equipment Company

Allan/Alfie Norville, AZ
Spenard Builders Supply
Mickey’s Custom Sewing
Steve Tarries, CPA
Fulton Auto Body
Jim/Linda Schwanke
R & R Auto
Kenai Veterinary Hospital
Snug Harbor Seafoods
Morning View Kennel Booster Club
Aspen Hollow Lodging
Joyce Jensen, NV


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 11:10:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:04:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:29:00 16 3/06 18:32:00 16 0h 3m 3h 25m 13.17 45
Skwentna 3/06 21:14:00 16 3/07 01:13:00 16 3h 59m 2h 42m 12.59 34
Finger Lake 3/07 05:42:00 16 3/07 05:43:00 16 0h 1m 4h 29m 10.04 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 09:26:00 16 3/07 13:42:00 15 4h 16m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/07 17:44:00 15 3/08 00:05:00 14 6h 21m 4h 2m 11.90 48
Nikolai 3/08 09:58:00 14 9h 53m 7.59 Scratched 75