February 23, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 25
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

Momentum Premium Athletic Dog Food
Jannsen Funeral Homes, Inc.
Steve Tarries, CPA
Allan & Alfie Norville
Grabber Warmers
Craig Taylor Equipment
Fulton Auto Body
Mickey’s Custom Sewing
Blockbuster
Stanley Chrysler of Soldotna
Bill Petrell
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services

Kenai Veterinary Hospital
SBS of Soldotna
Ferguson
CertainTeed Shingles
Exterior Portfolio
Inlet Painting & Drywall
Tubbs Enterprise
Columbia Paint & Coating
Northern Outfitters
No Room 4 Error
R&R Auto


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 10:50:00 12
Willow 3/04 14:46:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 18:30:00 16 3/04 18:34:00 16 0h 4m 3h 44m 11.25 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:51:00 16 3/05 02:34:00 16 4h 43m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Finger Lake 3/05 07:12:00 16 3/05 07:16:00 15 0h 4m 4h 38m 8.63 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:37:00 15 3/05 15:57:00 14 5h 20m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/05 20:06:00 14 3/06 00:38:00 14 4h 32m 4h 9m 8.43 35
Nikolai 3/06 10:56:00 14 3/06 15:23:00 13 4h 27m 10h 18m 7.28 75
McGrath 3/06 22:51:00 13 3/06 22:52:00 13 0h 1m 7h 28m 6.43 48
Takotna 3/07 01:59:00 13 3/08 03:23:00 13 25h 24m 3h 7m 5.78 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 06:12:00 13 3/08 06:21:00 13 0h 9m 2h 49m 8.17 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 21:18:00 13 3/09 06:01:00 13 8h 43m 14h 57m 4.88 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 16:40:00 13 3/09 23:35:00 13 6h 55m 10h 39m 6.57 ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 05:16:00 13 3/10 06:26:00 12 1h 10m 5h 41m 8.80 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 13:17:00 12 3/10 21:24:00 11 8h 7m 6h 51m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/11 03:40:00 11 3/11 03:46:00 11 0h 6m 5h 16m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 22:05:00 11 3/12 03:51:00 11 5h 46m 18h 19m 4.64 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 10:02:00 11 3/12 14:07:00 10 4h 5m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 23:30:00 10 3/13 06:16:00 10 6h 46m 9h 23m 5.33 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 13:27:00 10 3/13 17:14:00 10 3h 47m 7h 11m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 00:11:00 10 3/14 08:13:00 10 8h 2m 6h 57m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 15:24:00 10 3/14 15:26:00 10 0h 2m 7h 11m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 18:35:48 10 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22