February 25, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Chuck Schaeffer

Chuck Schaeffer

Bib Number: 67
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska


Biography

Chuck Schaeffer, 60, was born and raised in Kotzebue,, Alaska. He began mushing in 1980, when his brother-in-law, Iditarod veteran, Roger Nordlum, started racing dogs. He says, “I have been driving dogs forever. I sold out my kennel in 1991. Then I met my wife, Tracey, and we slowly started building another kennel. I took some of my old breed and bred them into the Iten and Seavey lines, and now after 10 long years, I have enough dogs to run some races. I ran the Iditarod in 1985 and didn’t finish because of a race rule, and then tried it again in 1991 and dropped out in McGrath because of illness. This time I’m really ready to finish this thing.” He has run the K-400 a number of times as well as other mid distance races. Chuck served in the US Army from 1972 to 1975. He says he has been a commercial fisherman and worked in construction “a long time.” Chuck moved with his family to Willow three years ago because of “money and the environment.” Chuck says his hobbies are hunting and fishing. He and Tracey are the parents on one daughter, Bailey, 14.

Sponsors

Young Living
Derek Nelson
Dan and Elaine Snyder
Bergman and Charlotte Nelson
Janet Richardson
Sakah Sampson
Elle Nelson
Karmen and JR Monigold
Quinn Schaeffer
Charles Poole

Cana Crosby
Elizabeth and Anthony Cravalho and family
Vic Jones
Nolan, Mabel, Melia, Charley and Anderson Schaeffer
Underdog Feeds
Maniilaq Association
Arctic Sounder/ Alaska Newspapers
Northwest Arctic Native Association
Jaime Lambert


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 12:23:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:10:00 14
Nenana 3/09 17:36:00 14 3/09 17:36:00 14 0h 0m 5h 26m 11.04 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 08:18:00 14 3/10 15:51:00 13 7h 33m 14h 42m 6.12 90
Tanana 3/11 00:23:00 13 3/11 08:53:00 12 8h 30m 8h 32m 7.73 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 07:25:00 12 3/12 15:17:00 12 7h 52m 22h 32m 5.28 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 22:41:00 12 3/13 23:12:00 11 24h 31m 7h 24m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 14:00:00 11 3/15 09:15:00 11 19h 15m 14h 48m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 22:38:00 11 3/16 04:24:00 11 5h 46m 13h 23m 6.43 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 06:43:00 11 3/16 07:04:00 10 0h 21m 2h 19m 9.50 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 12:55:00 10 3/16 21:01:00 10 8h 6m 5h 51m 8.03 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 16:51:00 10 3/18 02:12:00 8 9h 21m 19h 50m 4.29 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 09:21:00 8 3/18 19:01:00 8 9h 40m 7h 9m 5.59 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 17:49:00 8 3/20 02:09:00 8 8h 20m 22h 48m 2.19 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 08:58:00 8 3/20 13:24:00 8 4h 26m 6h 49m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 20:46:00 8 3/21 04:56:00 7 8h 10m 7h 22m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 11:28:00 7 3/21 11:35:00 7 0h 7m 6h 32m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 14:24:50 7 2h 49m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 22