February 17, 2018

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » David Sawatzky

David Sawatzky

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Healy, Alaska


Biography

David Sawatzky, 59, was born and raised in Minnesota. He moved to Montana in 1981 and from there to Alaska in 1983 for a job. He recently retired from his job as an equipment operator, which he’d done for 25 years. David began running dogs in 1985 and ran the Yukon Quest a few times before first running the Iditarod. David is married to Jeanne and they have two adult children, Nikalus and Sara.


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:48:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:48:00 16
Yentna 3/03 19:38:00 16 3/03 19:44:00 16 0h 6m 3h 50m 10.96 42
Skwentna 3/03 22:40:00 16 3/04 03:59:00 16 5h 19m 2h 56m 10.23 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:27:00 16 3/04 13:31:00 16 5h 4m 4h 28m 8.96 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 17:19:00 16 3/05 17:41:00 14 24h 22m 3h 48m 7.89 ✔ 30
Rohn 3/05 21:39:00 14 3/06 01:47:00 13 4h 8m 3h 58m 8.82 ✔ 35
Nikolai 3/06 14:11:00 13 3/06 21:15:00 13 7h 4m 12h 24m 6.05 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/07 02:49:00 13 5h 34m 8.62 ✔ Scratched 48