December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 66, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in 1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF, an MD from the University of Washington and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod 15 times, the Knik 200, Klondike 300, Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300. Robert continues to be amazed at what the trained Alaskan husky can do and continues to run dogs for inexplicable reasons (he loves it). His wife Joan and son, Travis, are his most ardent fans. When not mushing, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and skiing.


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 10:11:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 13:32:00 12 3h 21m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 10:11:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 11:23:00 16 3/03 11:27:00 16 0h 4m 1h 12m 11.67 14
Yentna Station 3/03 17:09:00 16 3/03 22:13:00 16 5h 4m 5h 42m 9.12 52
Skwentna 3/04 01:03:00 16 3/04 09:15:00 15 8h 12m 2h 50m 12.00 34
Finger Lake 3/04 11:42:00 15 3/04 12:02:00 14 0h 20m 2h 27m 18.37 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 15:57:00 14 3/04 22:51:00 14 6h 54m 3h 55m 7.66 30
Rohn 3/05 02:50:00 14 3/05 08:30:00 14 5h 40m 3h 59m 12.05 48
Nikolai 3/05 20:15:00 14 3/06 04:00:00 13 7h 45m 11h 45m 7.91 93
McGrath 3/06 11:09:00 13 3/06 11:42:00 13 0h 33m 7h 9m 6.71 48
Takotna 3/06 14:01:00 13 3/07 16:11:00 13 26h 10m 2h 19m 9.93 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 18:34:00 13 3/07 18:55:00 13 0h 21m 2h 23m 15.94 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/08 09:45:00 13 3/08 15:39:00 13 5h 54m 14h 50m 4.04 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/09 04:00:00 13 3/09 12:00:00 13 8h 0m 12h 21m 9.07 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 19:57:00 13 3/10 02:23:00 13 6h 26m 7h 57m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/10 09:09:00 13 3/10 14:10:00 13 5h 1m 6h 46m 7.68 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 20:15:00 13 3/11 01:00:00 13 4h 45m 6h 5m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 15:50:00 13 3/11 22:55:00 12 7h 5m 14h 50m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 05:29:00 12 3/12 10:03:00 12 4h 34m 6h 34m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 16:40:00 12 3/12 21:45:00 12 5h 5m 6h 37m 8.77 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/13 04:51:00 12 3/13 10:23:00 11 5h 32m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 16:42:00 11 3/14 00:44:00 11 8h 2m 6h 19m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 07:32:00 11 3/14 07:32:00 11 0h 0m 6h 48m 8.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 10:34:42 11 3h 2m 7.25 ✔ ✔ 22