May 27, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 13
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 21 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
Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites
Petro Marine
Seward Fisheries
Dr. Tim’s Pet Food


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:22:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:26:00 16 3/04 18:30:00 16 0h 4m 4h 4m 10.33 42
Skwentna 3/04 21:39:00 16 3/05 01:43:00 15 4h 4m 3h 9m 9.52 30
Finger Lake 3/05 06:48:00 15 3/05 06:58:00 15 0h 10m 5h 5m 7.87 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:19:00 15 3/05 15:18:00 14 4h 59m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/05 19:02:00 14 3/05 19:27:00 14 0h 25m 3h 44m 9.38 35
Nikolai 3/06 08:27:00 14 3/06 12:49:00 13 4h 22m 13h 0m 5.77 75
McGrath 3/06 19:18:00 13 3/06 19:22:00 13 0h 4m 6h 29m 7.40 48
Takotna 3/06 21:45:00 13 3/07 23:35:00 13 25h 50m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 02:06:00 13 3/08 02:12:00 13 0h 6m 2h 31m 9.14 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 15:17:00 13 3/08 19:46:00 13 4h 29m 13h 5m 6.11 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 02:56:00 13 3/09 07:28:00 13 4h 32m 7h 10m 7.67 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 10:51:00 13 3/09 11:04:00 12 0h 13m 3h 23m 7.39 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 13:45:00 12 3/09 21:45:00 12 8h 0m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/10 21:38:00 12 3/11 03:15:00 11 4h 37m 23h 53m 5.11 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/11 17:58:00 11 3/11 21:16:00 10 3h 18m 14h 43m 5.78 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 03:14:00 10 3/12 03:43:00 9 0h 29m 5h 58m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 15:55:00 9 3/12 21:08:00 9 5h 13m 12h 12m 4.10 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 04:15:00 9 3/13 05:54:00 9 1h 39m 7h 7m 6.74 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 13:24:00 9 3/13 22:00:00 9 8h 36m 7h 30m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 05:18:00 9 3/14 05:19:00 9 0h 1m 7h 18m 7.53 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 08:11:15 9 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22