September 23, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » William Pinkham

William Pinkham

Bib Number: 4
Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO


Biography

William Pinkham, 53, was born in the District of Columbia and grew up in New Jersey. He went to college and got his degree in geology/polyscience. He went to Colorado in 1980 and fell in love with the Rockies, skiing, hiking, and biking. He began mushing in 1994 after the “seed had been planted when he was a child.” William said he played rugby for 23 years and filled the void left from that when he moved to Colorado, where he moved to get “mountains and space,” with distance mushing. He started racing in 1994 when he started thinking about being out “in the white silence.” William married Jody in 2008 and says, “Jody and I work together with the dogs and other parts or our relationship. They are the parents of Grace Ruby Pinkham, born in January 2011. He lists his occupation as “builder and baby sitter” and his hobbies as biking, reading, climbing, Soo Bahk Do, (Korean martial art) and surfing.

Sponsors

Cogswell Tavern
Pinkham, Inc.
Chris Oelerich's Awesome Rocky Mountain Meal Bars
All Cats & Dogs Veterinarian Clinic, CO

Sunset View B&B
Odaroloc Kennels
Family and friends
The PinkDog Pit Crew


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 10:04:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:04:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:02:00 16 3/04 18:08:00 16 0h 6m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:22:00 16 3/05 02:08:00 16 4h 46m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Finger Lake 3/05 07:28:00 16 3/05 11:10:00 16 3h 42m 5h 20m 7.50 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 15:13:00 16 3/05 19:13:00 16 4h 0m 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn 3/06 00:21:00 16 3/06 07:56:00 14 7h 35m 5h 8m 6.82 35
Nikolai 3/06 18:56:00 14 3/07 02:25:00 13 7h 29m 11h 0m 6.82 75
McGrath 3/07 10:21:00 13 3/07 10:46:00 13 0h 25m 7h 56m 6.05 48
Takotna 3/07 13:40:00 13 3/08 15:46:00 13 26h 6m 2h 54m 6.21 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 18:18:00 13 3/08 18:32:00 13 0h 14m 2h 32m 9.08 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 12:48:00 13 3/09 19:00:00 11 6h 12m 18h 16m 4.00 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/10 11:52:00 11 3/10 19:52:00 11 8h 0m 16h 52m 4.15 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 04:37:00 11 3/11 11:51:00 11 7h 14m 7h 45m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/11 18:22:00 3/12 00:48:00 6h 26m 6h 31m 5.68 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 05:45:00 11 3/12 14:00:00 11 8h 15m 4h 57m 9.49 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 05:55:00 11 3/13 14:29:00 11 8h 34m 15h 55m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:57:00 11 3/14 03:12:00 11 7h 15m 5h 28m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 15:58:00 11 3/15 03:02:00 11 11h 4m 12h 46m 3.92 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 09:13:00 11 3/15 14:08:00 11 4h 55m 6h 11m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:54:00 11 3/16 04:55:00 11 8h 1m 6h 46m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:37:00 11 3/16 12:40:00 11 0h 3m 7h 42m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 16:15:41 11 3h 35m 6.14 ✔ ✔ 22