May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Lev Shvarts

Lev Shvarts

Bib Number: 31
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Lev Shvarts, 38, says he was born in a country which no longer exists, and is now a proud US citizen. He grew up in the Boston area, got a BS in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. He went back to work in Massachusetts but decided to leave a perfectly good career in engineering to pursue dog mushing. He moved to Willow, Alaska in 2011. “I am now a self-employed contractor and operate a short-run manufacturing and light fabrication / machine shop. I’m coming back to the race I love with a young team, which will prove interesting. I’m married to my lovely and supportive wife Melissa, who puts up with more than she should.” His hobbies include tinkering, tools, and tattoos.


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 11:03:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:58:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:55:00 16 3/02 22:03:00 16 3h 8m 3h 57m 10.63 42
Skwentna 3/03 00:59:00 16 3/03 06:22:00 16 5h 23m 2h 56m 10.23 30
Finger Lake 3/03 10:50:00 16 3/03 15:50:00 15 5h 0m 4h 28m 8.96 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 19:11:00 15 3/04 01:20:00 15 6h 9m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/04 08:23:00 15 7h 3m 4.96 Scratched 35