August 17, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 55
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 Funeral Homes
Northern Outfitters
Aspen Hollow Lodging
Gebhardt Construction Inc.
Block Buster Video
Dr. Richard Crosby
Fulton Auto Body
Mickeys Custom Sewing
Allan Norville

Bill Petrell
Stanley Chrysler
Snug Harbor Seafood
Craig Taylor Equipment
Steven Tarries CPA
Inlet Painting and Drywall
Builders Choice
Kasilof Enterprises dog food


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 11:56:00 16 3/05 11:56:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:46:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:11:00 16 3/06 19:15:00 16 0h 4m 3h 25m 12.29 42
Skwentna 3/07 02:13:00 16 3/07 02:18:00 16 0h 5m 6h 58m 4.31 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:42:00 16 3/07 10:19:00 16 3h 37m 4h 24m 9.09 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:53:00 16 3/07 14:04:00 16 0h 11m 3h 34m 8.41 30
Rohn 3/07 20:40:00 16 3/07 20:53:00 16 0h 13m 6h 36m 5.30 35
Nikolai 3/08 10:58:00 16 3/08 16:33:00 5h 35m 14h 5m 5.33 75
McGrath 3/08 22:00:00 13 3/08 22:01:00 12 0h 1m 5h 27m 8.81 48
Takotna 3/09 00:19:00 12 3/10 01:21:00 12 25h 2m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 03:39:00 12 3/10 03:45:00 12 0h 6m 2h 18m 10.00 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 16:32:00 12 3/10 21:08:00 12 4h 36m 12h 47m 5.71 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 07:38:00 12 3/11 15:44:00 12 8h 6m 10h 30m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 21:28:00 12 3/12 02:01:00 11 4h 33m 5h 44m 8.72 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 09:06:00 11 3/12 13:13:00 11 4h 7m 7h 5m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 17:32:00 11 3/12 22:14:00 9 4h 42m 4h 19m 10.89 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 11:18:00 9 3/13 14:57:00 9 3h 39m 12h 4m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 20:47:00 9 3/14 01:30:00 9 4h 43m 5h 50m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 08:26:00 9 3/14 12:10:00 9 3h 44m 6h 56m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 17:57:00 9 3/14 18:08:00 9 0h 11m 5h 47m 8.30 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:36:00 9 3/15 08:40:00 9 8h 4m 6h 28m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 15:13:00 9 3/15 15:14:00 9 0h 1m 6h 33m 8.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:10:17 9 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22