June 21, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 10
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.

Sponsors

Sheep Mountain Lodge
Louis Kralick, M.D.
John Mues, M.D.
Jake Berkowitz


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 10:17:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:16:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 17:36:00 16 3/06 17:39:00 16 0h 3m 3h 20m 13.50 45
Skwentna 3/06 20:22:00 16 3/07 00:48:00 16 4h 26m 2h 43m 12.52 34
Finger Lake 3/07 05:05:00 16 3/07 09:18:00 16 4h 13m 4h 17m 10.51 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:54:00 16 3/07 12:57:00 16 0h 3m 3h 36m 8.33 30
Rohn 3/07 17:17:00 16 3/07 23:40:00 15 6h 23m 4h 20m 11.08 48
Nikolai 3/08 08:09:00 15 3/08 14:03:00 14 5h 54m 8h 29m 8.84 75
McGrath 3/08 20:18:00 14 3/08 20:19:00 14 0h 1m 6h 15m 8.64 54
Takotna 3/08 22:50:00 14 3/10 00:36:00 14 25h 46m 2h 31m 7.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 02:42:00 14 3/10 03:00:00 14 0h 18m 2h 6m 11.90 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 16:00:00 14 3/10 22:20:00 12 6h 20m 13h 0m 6.92 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 06:53:00 12 3/11 11:40:00 11 4h 47m 8h 33m 7.60 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 15:09:00 11 3/11 15:10:00 11 0h 1m 3h 29m 7.18 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 17:58:00 11 3/11 21:44:00 11 3h 46m 2h 48m 6.43 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 05:43:00 11 3/12 11:02:00 11 5h 19m 7h 59m 7.52 ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/12 22:10:00 11 3/13 07:10:00 11 8h 0m 11h 8m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/13 18:41:00 11 3/14 00:23:00 11 5h 42m 11h 31m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 06:48:00 11 3/14 06:50:00 11 0h 2m 6h 25m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 12:00:00 11 29h 10m 1.65 ✔ ✔ Scratched 48