February 22, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 26
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 66, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in 1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF, an MD from the University of Washington and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod 15 times, the Knik 200, Klondike 300, Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300. Robert continues to be amazed at what the trained Alaskan husky can do and continues to run dogs for inexplicable reasons (he loves it). His wife Joan and son, Travis, are his most ardent fans. When not mushing, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and skiing.

Sponsors

St. Elias Specialty Hospital
Mark Selland/Kathy Faryniarz
Louis Kralick
Ted Kouris/Teddy's Tasty Meats


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 10:52:00 16 3/05 10:52:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:48:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:42:00 16 3/06 18:44:00 16 0h 2m 3h 54m 10.77 42
Skwentna 3/06 22:04:00 16 3/07 02:21:00 16 4h 17m 3h 20m 9.00 30
Finger Lake 3/07 07:04:00 16 3/07 11:25:00 16 4h 21m 4h 43m 8.48 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:22:00 16 3/07 18:51:00 16 3h 29m 3h 57m 7.59 30
Rohn 3/07 23:58:00 16 3/08 07:31:00 16 7h 33m 5h 7m 6.84 35
Nikolai 3/08 20:30:00 16 3/09 01:26:00 16 4h 56m 12h 59m 5.78 75
McGrath 3/09 09:27:00 16 3/10 11:33:00 15 26h 6m 8h 1m 5.99 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 13:51:00 15 3/10 13:53:00 15 0h 2m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 17:00:00 15 3/10 22:18:00 15 5h 18m 3h 7m 7.38 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 15:13:00 15 3/11 21:56:00 15 6h 43m 16h 55m 4.32 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 12:03:00 15 3/12 20:16:00 15 8h 13m 14h 7m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 03:02:00 15 3/13 10:07:00 15 7h 5m 5h 46m 8.67 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 17:44:00 15 3/14 00:32:00 15 6h 48m 7h 37m 4.86 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 05:09:00 15 3/14 12:45:00 15 7h 36m 4h 37m 10.18 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 02:33:00 15 3/15 09:34:00 15 7h 1m 13h 48m 6.16 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 15:32:00 15 3/15 20:52:00 15 5h 20m 5h 58m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 03:52:00 15 3/16 11:20:00 15 7h 28m 7h 0m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 17:32:00 15 3/16 22:32:00 15 5h 0m 6h 12m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 05:11:00 15 3/17 13:16:00 15 8h 5m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 19:59:00 15 3/17 20:01:00 15 0h 2m 6h 43m 8.19 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 23:10:25 15 3h 9m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 22