February 22, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 28
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Paul, 60, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. “I am still looking for my first Iditarod championship. I believe in the ability of my dogs and myself and will continue to race Iditarod as long as I feel we are capable of winning the race. I love traveling with my animals and find them to be more loyal than any human could ever be! They love me without questions and in return, I love them back the same way! I would never ask them to do more than they are capable of and I will always take the best care of them that I’m capable of. I will push them to the limit as long as they are able and having a good time doing it.” Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.

Sponsors

Janssen Memorial Chapel
Inlet Painting & Drywall
The Backyard/Taylor & Amanda Doll
Bill Petrel
Stanely Chrysler
Builder's Choice
Steve Tarries, CPA
Fulton Auto Body
Block Buster Video

Soldotna Craig Taylor Equipment
Mickey's Custom Sewing
Kenai Vet Clinic
Gebhardt Construction
Aspen Hollow Lodging
Dr. Crosby Dentristy
R & R Auto
Northern Outfitters


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 10:57:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 10:52:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:03:00 16 3/09 21:15:00 16 5h 12m 5h 11m 11.58 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 09:12:00 16 3/10 12:48:00 15 3h 36m 11h 57m 7.53 90
Tanana 3/10 19:59:00 15 3/11 04:06:00 15 8h 7m 7h 11m 9.19 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 00:20:00 15 3/12 06:15:00 14 5h 55m 20h 14m 5.88 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 11:41:00 14 3/13 13:30:00 14 25h 49m 5h 26m 9.20 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 01:10:00 14 3/14 09:18:00 13 8h 8m 11h 40m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/14 23:38:00 13 3/15 05:34:00 13 5h 56m 14h 20m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 07:50:00 13 3/15 07:53:00 13 0h 3m 2h 16m 9.71 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/15 12:35:00 13 3/15 18:00:00 13 5h 25m 4h 42m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 10:25:00 13 3/16 11:25:00 13 1h 0m 16h 25m 5.18 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/16 18:39:00 13 3/17 00:18:00 13 5h 39m 7h 14m 5.53 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 08:10:00 13 3/17 12:46:00 13 4h 36m 7h 52m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/17 19:55:00 13 3/17 22:08:00 12 2h 13m 7h 9m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 06:25:00 12 3/18 14:25:00 12 8h 0m 8h 17m 5.55 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 22:16:00 12 3/18 22:17:00 11 0h 1m 7h 51m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 01:38:20 11 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22