February 19, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Steve Watkins

Steve Watkins

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Topeka, KS
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Biography

Steve’s life and career have been characterized by integrity, leadership, and patriotic service.

A 6th generation Kansan, Steve Watkins attended the West Point, where he excelled at engineering, student government, and football. In the U.S. Army, Steve achieved the rank of Captain and is a qualified Airborne Ranger. Steve was stationed in Alaska in 2000. This is when he first ran dogs.

He first saw combat in 2004 in the violent Khost province where he conducted combat patrols on the Afghanistan – Pakistan border. After the Army, Steve worked an independent contractor in conflict environments in engineering, security, and economic development, as well as eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. taxpayer money.

Steve Watkins is an accomplished athlete and explorer. His last Iditarod was in 2015, when he attempted to be the first to complete the Last Great Race and climb Mt. Everest in the same year. He completed the Iditarod but 19,200 feet up Everest, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing over 8,500 people — 22 people died on Mt. Everest that day, 6 were members of Steve’s team. It was the deadliest day in the history of Mt. Everest.

Steve Watkins has traveled to over 75 countries. He holds advanced degrees from West Point, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard.

Steve Watkins is currently running in the 2018 election for the United States Congress to represent Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District.

Sponsors

GoMarket.com Inc.
Mila's Boutique & Alterations
Alicia Guajardo - 2015 Mayor Candidate – Monterrey, Mexico, Candidato Ciudadano
Parliament Chiropractic LLC
Best Split Firewood
SW Topeka YMCA Zumba, KS
AAA Westside Storage & Sales, MO
Moxy Hair Studio, KS
Neocity Consulting Group - Mexico

Reiki Rockstar Colleen Coadic – Colleen.org; Sled Dog Systems
ChooseVets.com
Siri-ously Alaskan
Arrington Watkins Architects, LLC, AZ
Briley & Associates
Nate & Tricia Rightmire, KS
Joy Chairusmi, NYC
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Sr. & Barbara Watkins of Topeka, KS


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:20:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:08:00 16
Nenana 3/09 18:13:00 16 3/09 18:19:00 16 0h 6m 6h 5m 9.86 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 15:05:00 16 3/10 20:22:00 15 5h 17m 20h 46m 4.33 90
Tanana 3/11 09:05:00 15 3/11 17:40:00 14 8h 35m 12h 43m 5.19 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 19:10:00 14 3/13 04:50:00 14 9h 40m 25h 30m 4.67 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 12:08:00 14 3/14 12:34:00 13 24h 26m 7h 18m 6.85 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 08:04:00 13 3/15 16:35:00 13 8h 31m 19h 30m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/16 12:23:00 13 3/16 17:19:00 13 4h 56m 19h 48m 4.34 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 19:56:00 13 3/16 23:21:00 13 3h 25m 2h 37m 8.41 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/17 04:40:00 13 3/17 13:33:00 13 8h 53m 5h 19m 8.84 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/18 05:59:00 13 3/18 21:51:00 13 15h 52m 16h 26m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/19 06:53:00 13 3/19 12:50:00 13 5h 57m 9h 2m 4.43 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 22:08:00 13 3/20 08:45:00 13 10h 37m 9h 18m 5.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 14:48:00 13 3/20 21:03:00 12 6h 15m 6h 3m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 03:30:00 12 3/21 11:31:00 12 8h 1m 6h 27m 7.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 17:54:00 12 3/21 18:07:00 11 0h 13m 6h 23m 8.62 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 20:57:36 11 2h 50m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 22