July 31, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 23
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 65, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF in Biology in 1971, an M.D. from the University of Washington in 1975 and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage in 1984. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod nunerous 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  is a member of the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association and says he enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, reading and puttering.

Sponsors

St. Elias Speciality Hospital
Louis Kralick
Sheep Mountain Lodge/Zack and Anjanette Steer


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 10:42:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:42:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:30:00 16 3/03 18:35:00 16 0h 5m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:36:00 16 3/04 02:14:00 16 4h 38m 3h 1m 9.94 30
Finger Lake 3/04 06:25:00 16 3/04 10:04:00 16 3h 39m 4h 11m 9.56 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:47:00 16 3/04 16:47:00 16 3h 0m 3h 43m 8.07 30
Rohn 3/04 21:13:00 16 3/05 03:16:00 16 6h 3m 4h 26m 7.89 35
Nikolai 3/05 12:55:00 16 3/05 17:55:00 16 5h 0m 9h 39m 7.77 75
McGrath 3/05 23:52:00 16 3/07 01:20:00 16 25h 28m 5h 57m 8.07 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 03:26:00 16 3/07 03:30:00 16 0h 4m 2h 6m 8.57 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 06:11:00 16 3/07 08:56:00 16 2h 45m 2h 41m 8.57 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 21:02:00 16 3/08 04:45:00 15 7h 43m 12h 6m 6.61 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 12:39:00 15 3/08 17:49:00 15 5h 10m 7h 54m 6.96 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 21:55:00 15 3/08 21:56:00 15 0h 1m 4h 6m 6.10 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 00:48:00 15 3/09 05:03:00 15 4h 15m 2h 52m 6.28 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 13:06:00 15 3/09 18:43:00 15 5h 37m 8h 3m 7.70 ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 05:10:00 15 3/10 14:11:00 15 9h 1m 9h 27m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 02:28:00 15 3/11 08:39:00 15 6h 11m 12h 17m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 15:24:00 15 6h 45m 5.93 ✔ ✔ Scratched 40