October 18, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 57
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/Scott &Debbie Janssen
Big Dan's Pet Food
Soldotna SBS
TAY Wild Rose LLC./Craig & Joan Young
Gebhardt Construction
Builders Choice
Bill Petrel
Steve Tarries CPA
Crosby Dentistry

Soldotna Craig Taylor
Mickeys Custom Sewing
Fulton Auto body
Snug Harbor Seafoods
Kasilof Enterprises
K-9 Balancer. and The Doll House
Puffin Inn
RW Fishing


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:50:00 16
Nenana 3/06 18:09:00 16 3/06 18:16:00 16 0h 7m 5h 19m 11.29 60
Manley 3/07 11:42:00 16 3/07 12:09:00 15 0h 27m 17h 26m 5.16 90
Tanana 3/07 23:43:00 15 3/08 07:16:00 15 7h 33m 11h 34m 5.71 66
Ruby 3/09 04:25:00 15 3/09 09:17:00 12 4h 52m 21h 9m 5.63 119
Galena 3/09 15:21:00 12 3/10 15:53:00 12 24h 32m 6h 4m 8.24 ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 04:57:00 12 3/11 05:15:00 12 0h 18m 13h 4m 6.28 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 23:49:00 12 3/12 05:02:00 11 4h 13m 18h 34m 4.63 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 07:24:00 11 3/12 07:37:00 10 0h 13m 2h 22m 9.30 ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 11:49:00 10 3/12 19:50:00 9 8h 1m 4h 12m 11.19 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 06:34:00 9 3/13 11:11:00 9 4h 37m 10h 44m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 16:38:00 9 3/13 18:51:00 8 2h 13m 5h 27m 7.34 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 01:28:00 8 3/14 01:43:00 8 0h 15m 6h 37m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 10:47:00 8 3/14 10:57:00 8 0h 10m 9h 4m 5.29 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 17:31:00 8 3/15 01:34:00 8 8h 3m 6h 34m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 08:59:00 8 3/15 09:02:00 8 0h 3m 7h 25m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 12:00:06 8 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22