May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, 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 and 2017. 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 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Sponsors

Young Living Essential Oils, UT
J.J. Keller & Associates, WI
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food, MI
Icicle Seafoods
Inlet Towers

Petro Marine Services
Seward Ships Drydock
RX Sports, CA
Bob McCain Buffalo Peak Outfitters, MS


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 10:08:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:08:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:07:00 16 3/02 18:14:00 16 0h 7m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:47:00 16 3/03 00:52:00 16 0h 5m 6h 33m 4.58 30
Finger Lake 3/03 05:27:00 16 3/03 09:31:00 16 4h 4m 4h 35m 8.73 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 12:45:00 16 3/03 16:17:00 16 3h 32m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Rohn 3/03 20:33:00 16 3/03 21:19:00 16 0h 46m 4h 16m 8.20 35
Nikolai 3/04 11:15:00 16 3/04 15:15:00 15 4h 0m 13h 56m 5.38 75
McGrath 3/04 20:47:00 15 3/04 20:49:00 15 0h 2m 5h 32m 8.67 48
Takotna 3/04 22:54:00 15 3/06 01:02:00 15 26h 8m 2h 5m 8.64 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 03:10:00 15 3/06 03:20:00 15 0h 10m 2h 8m 10.78 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/06 15:11:00 15 3/06 15:24:00 14 0h 13m 11h 51m 6.16 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 03:59:00 14 3/07 07:59:00 13 4h 0m 12h 35m 5.56 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 13:22:00 13 3/07 21:22:00 13 8h 0m 5h 23m 9.29 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 02:43:00 13 3/08 05:10:00 13 2h 27m 5h 21m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 09:11:00 13 3/08 09:18:00 13 0h 7m 4h 1m 11.70 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 22:07:00 13 3/09 01:39:00 13 3h 32m 12h 49m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 08:11:00 13 3/09 10:54:00 12 2h 43m 5h 32m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/09 17:23:00 12 3/09 22:24:00 12 5h 1m 6h 29m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/10 04:09:00 12 3/10 04:47:00 12 0h 38m 5h 45m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 12:01:00 12 3/10 20:01:00 11 8h 0m 7h 14m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 04:07:00 11 3/11 04:10:00 11 0h 3m 8h 6m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/11 07:39:40 11 3h 29m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 22