December 19, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 34
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.


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:12:00 12
BLM 3/13 06:03:00 12 3/13 14:10:00 12 8h 7m 162h 51m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 22:16:00 12 3/14 03:15:00 12 4h 59m 8h 6m 3.83 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 09:48:00 12 3/14 15:46:00 12 5h 58m 6h 33m 2.60 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 20:42:00 12 3/15 03:30:00 12 6h 48m 4h 56m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 17:01:00 12 3/16 00:56:00 12 7h 55m 13h 31m 3.33 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 07:02:00 12 3/16 11:10:00 12 4h 8m 6h 6m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 19:16:00 12 3/17 03:53:00 12 8h 37m 8h 6m 5.93 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 10:43:00 12 3/17 15:20:00 11 4h 37m 6h 50m 13.61 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 22:07:00 11 3/18 06:14:00 11 8h 7m 6h 47m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 13:38:00 11 3/18 13:44:00 11 0h 6m 7h 24m 3.11 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 07:30:00 3/12 15:55:00 12 8h 25m -151h -14m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 14:41:00 3/11 16:30:00 13 1h 49m -26h -14m -2.29 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 12:16:00 -125h -14m -0.89 112
Galena 3/07 11:04:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:29:00 16 16 3h 25m 15.22 52
Kaltag 3/07 17:33:00 16 15 42
Unalakleet 3/08 04:42:00 15 14 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 12:31:00 14 13 40
Koyuk 3/08 21:30:00 13 3/08 23:50:00 13 2h 20m 58
Elim 3/09 14:31:00 13 3/09 22:36:00 13 8h 5m 14h 41m 3.27 48
White Mountain 3/10 05:52:00 13 3/10 05:54:00 13 0h 2m 7h 16m 6.33 46
Safety 3/10 09:57:00 13 3/11 11:45:00 13 25h 48m 4h 3m 13.58 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 16:53:00 173h 8m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22