November 27, 2014

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 36
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 55, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 18 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 and 2014.Mitch says his hobbies are “granddaughters.”

Sponsors

Petro Marine Services
Icicle Seafoods
J.J. Keller & Associates, WI

Dr. Tim’s Pet Foods, MI
Inlet Towers
Buffalo Peak Outfitters, MS

Awards

Alaska Gold Coast — Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank
Lolly Medley Golden Harness — Sponsored by City of Nome
Race Champion
Winner's Purse — Sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank
Winner's Truck Award — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

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 11:08:00 12
Willow 3/03 15:08:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:56:00 16 3/03 19:02:00 16 0h 6m 3h 48m 11.05 42
Skwentna 3/04 01:26:00 16 3/04 01:31:00 16 0h 5m 6h 24m 4.69 30
Finger Lake 3/04 05:45:00 16 3/04 09:32:00 16 3h 47m 4h 14m 9.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:52:00 16 3/04 16:38:00 15 3h 46m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Rohn 3/04 20:36:00 15 3/04 20:56:00 15 0h 20m 3h 58m 8.82 35
Nikolai 3/05 09:50:00 15 3/05 13:52:00 15 4h 2m 12h 54m 5.81 75
McGrath 3/05 19:33:00 15 3/05 19:34:00 15 0h 1m 5h 41m 8.45 48
Takotna 3/05 21:45:00 15 3/06 22:47:00 14 25h 2m 2h 11m 8.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 01:20:00 14 3/07 01:28:00 13 0h 8m 2h 33m 9.02 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/07 14:18:00 13 3/07 18:30:00 13 4h 12m 12h 50m 6.23 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 01:59:00 13 3/08 09:59:00 13 8h 0m 7h 29m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/08 12:59:00 13 3/08 13:00:00 13 0h 1m 3h 0m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/08 15:28:00 13 3/08 18:58:00 13 3h 30m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 02:11:00 13 3/09 06:20:00 12 4h 9m 7h 13m 8.59 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/09 15:37:00 12 3/09 20:34:00 11 4h 57m 9h 17m 6.46 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/10 10:13:00 11 3/10 15:10:00 10 4h 57m 12h 39m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 85
Koyuk 3/11 07:42:00 10 3/11 11:20:00 10 3h 38m 16h 32m 5.44 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/11 18:36:00 10 3/11 21:37:00 10 3h 1m 7h 16m 6.61 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 05:11:00 10 3/12 13:11:00 10 8h 0m 7h 34m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 19:37:00 10 3/12 19:37:00 10 0h 0m 6h 26m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 22:39:56 10 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22