December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Bill Cotter

Bill Cotter

Bib Number: 62
Hometown: Nenana, Alaska


Biography

Bill Cotter, 63, was born in New Hampshire. He moved to Alaska in 1970 and settled in Nenana in 1980. A retired electrician, Bill has been running dogs since 1971. He said at that time, Joe Redington, Sr. was his neighbor and Joe got him interested in dogs. He says, " I'm addicted to sled dogs and dog racing. I have raced dogs since 1971 and I still enjoy training and racing my dogs. I had a stroke in 2005 and was not able to race for two years. During that time, I raised and trained a new team and they are ready for the Iditarod and so am I." He won the Yukon Quest in 1987 and has completed 19 Iditarods, his best finish being third in 1995. He also won the Alaska Airlines Humanitarian award. He lists his hobbies as biking and fishing.


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 12:14:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:58:00 12 2h 44m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 12:14:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 13:22:00 16 3/03 13:24:00 16 0h 2m 1h 8m 12.35 14
Yentna Station 3/03 20:34:00 16 7h 10m 7.26 52
Skwentna 3/04 04:11:00 16 3/04 08:22:00 16 4h 11m 34
Finger Lake 3/04 12:07:00 16 3/04 17:59:00 16 5h 52m 3h 45m 12.00 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 20:59:00 16 3/04 21:45:00 16 0h 46m 3h 0m 10.00 30
Rohn 3/05 02:36:00 16 3/05 10:21:00 15 7h 45m 4h 51m 9.90 48
Nikolai 3/05 19:14:00 15 3/06 01:40:00 15 6h 26m 8h 53m 10.47 93
McGrath 3/06 06:42:00 15 3/06 10:55:00 15 4h 13m 5h 2m 9.54 48
Takotna 3/06 12:50:00 15 3/06 13:04:00 15 0h 14m 1h 55m 12.00 23
Ophir 3/06 15:34:00 15 3/06 23:08:00 14 7h 34m 2h 30m 15.20 38
Cripple 3/07 11:37:00 14 3/07 19:50:00 13 8h 13m 12h 29m 4.81 60
Ruby 3/08 08:36:00 13 3/09 08:42:00 12 24h 6m 12h 46m 8.77 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 15:03:00 12 3/09 19:19:00 12 4h 16m 6h 21m 8.19 ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 02:01:00 12 3/10 10:11:00 11 8h 10m 6h 42m 7.76 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 13:17:00 11 3/10 20:13:00 11 6h 56m 3h 6m 13.55 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 12:10:00 11 3/11 17:43:00 11 5h 33m 15h 57m 5.64 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 23:30:00 11 3/12 05:56:00 10 6h 26m 5h 47m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 12:00:00 10 3/12 16:40:00 10 4h 40m 6h 4m 9.56 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 22:44:00 10 3/13 04:02:00 10 5h 18m 6h 4m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 09:34:00 10 3/13 17:35:00 10 8h 1m 5h 32m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 00:15:00 10 3/14 00:16:00 10 0h 1m 6h 40m 8.25 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 03:20:32 10 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22