July 22, 2017

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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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 19 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Sponsors

Young Living Essential Oils, UT
Icicle Seafoods
Petro Marine Services
Inlet Towers
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food, MI

Awards

Fish First — Sponsored by Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Lolly Medley Golden Harness — Sponsored by City of Nome
Dorthy G. Page Halfway Award — Sponsored by GCI
Official Truck — Sponsored by Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep

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 11:28:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:09:00 16 3/06 17:25:00 16 0h 16m 5h 41m 10.56 60
Manley 3/07 07:13:00 16 3/07 12:12:00 16 4h 59m 13h 48m 6.52 90
Tanana 3/07 20:00:00 16 3/08 01:19:00 16 5h 19m 7h 48m 8.46 66
Ruby 3/08 20:00:00 16 3/09 00:01:00 16 4h 1m 18h 41m 6.37 119
Galena 3/09 05:34:00 16 3/09 08:17:00 16 2h 43m 5h 33m 9.01 50
Huslia 3/09 20:18:00 16 3/10 22:12:00 13 25h 54m 12h 1m 6.82 ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/11 10:19:00 13 3/11 13:45:00 13 3h 26m 12h 7m 7.10 ✔ 86
Nulato 3/11 15:45:00 13 3/11 15:46:00 13 0h 1m 2h 0m 11.00 ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/11 19:40:00 13 3/12 04:40:00 12 8h 0m 3h 54m 12.05 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/12 16:23:00 12 3/12 16:28:00 12 0h 5m 11h 43m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 21:04:00 12 3/13 02:14:00 12 5h 10m 4h 36m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 07:24:00 12 3/13 09:46:00 12 2h 22m 5h 10m 9.68 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 15:26:00 12 3/13 18:13:00 12 2h 47m 5h 40m 8.47 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 23:36:00 12 3/14 07:36:00 11 8h 0m 5h 23m 8.54 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 13:09:00 11 3/14 13:10:00 11 0h 1m 5h 33m 9.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 15:40:13 11 2h 30m 8.80 ✔ ✔ 22