May 26, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 19
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
Website:


Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Awards

Fish First Award — Sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation

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 10:37:00 16 3/05 10:37:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:34:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:32:00 16 3/06 18:35:00 16 0h 3m 3h 58m 10.59 42
Skwentna 3/07 01:29:00 16 3/07 01:36:00 16 0h 7m 6h 54m 4.35 30
Finger Lake 3/07 06:34:00 16 3/07 09:46:00 15 3h 12m 4h 58m 8.05 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 13:00:00 15 3/07 16:23:00 15 3h 23m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Rohn 3/07 20:30:00 15 3/07 20:43:00 15 0h 13m 4h 7m 8.50 35
Nikolai 3/08 09:23:00 15 3/08 13:24:00 15 4h 1m 12h 40m 5.92 75
McGrath 3/08 18:45:00 15 3/08 18:45:00 15 0h 0m 5h 21m 8.97 48
Takotna 3/08 20:45:00 15 3/09 22:59:00 15 26h 14m 2h 0m 9.00 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 01:17:00 15 3/10 01:26:00 15 0h 9m 2h 18m 10.00 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/10 13:50:00 15 3/10 17:51:00 15 4h 1m 12h 24m 5.89 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 04:55:00 15 3/11 09:10:00 14 4h 15m 11h 4m 6.33 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 14:45:00 14 3/11 18:50:00 14 4h 5m 5h 35m 8.96 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 03:36:00 14 3/12 03:44:00 13 0h 8m 8h 46m 4.22 ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 07:41:00 13 3/12 15:41:00 13 8h 0m 3h 57m 11.90 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 05:02:00 13 3/13 05:14:00 12 0h 12m 12h 21m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 10:11:00 12 3/13 13:04:00 12 2h 53m 4h 57m 8.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 19:33:00 12 3/13 19:48:00 12 0h 15m 6h 29m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 04:32:00 12 3/14 04:40:00 12 0h 8m 8h 44m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 10:27:00 12 3/14 18:27:00 10 8h 0m 5h 47m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 00:27:00 10 3/15 00:29:00 10 0h 2m 6h 0m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 03:05:25 10 2h 36m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 22