December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Frank Sihler

Frank Sihler

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Frank Sihler, 41, was born in Germany and came to Alaska in 2001 “to escape from overcrowded places with too many rules.” He started with one Siberian Husky, skijoring through the European Alps in 1987. A few years later, he opened the first “mushing school” in Germany, turning his hobby into a profession. Frank participated in the Alpirod in 1990 and 1991 and had already started dreaming about the Iditarod way back then. He raced many sprint races in all classes, from local races over European Championships to the Open North American Championships in 1995. From 1996 until 2001, he owned and operated a sled dog tourist business in Northern Finland, about 100 miles north of the polar circle. Frank says "I'm back in the Iditarod after a two year break because it is the superbowl of mushing! This year I will take it easy. I have a lot of young puppies in my team. This will be my first year running with my own breeding lines. He is married to Claudia, a former Iditarod veterinarian. He enjoys boating and building houses.


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 10:30:00 12
BLM 3/13 09:26:00 15 3/13 17:26:00 15 8h 0m 166h 56m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/14 00:19:00 15 3/14 00:30:00 15 0h 11m 6h 53m 4.50 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 10:15:00 15 3/14 15:46:00 14 5h 31m 9h 45m 1.74 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 20:30:00 14 3/14 20:35:00 14 0h 5m 4h 44m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 15:58:00 14 3/15 22:00:00 13 6h 2m 19h 23m 2.32 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 04:31:00 13 3/16 10:48:00 12 6h 17m 6h 31m 4.60 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 18:38:00 12 3/17 02:10:00 12 7h 32m 7h 50m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 09:22:00 12 3/17 15:46:00 10 6h 24m 7h 12m 12.92 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 22:37:00 10 3/18 06:39:00 10 8h 2m 6h 51m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 14:26:00 10 3/18 14:37:00 10 0h 11m 7h 47m 2.96 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 12:59:00 3/12 18:04:00 15 5h 5m -146h -38m -0.26 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 14:19:00 15 3/11 20:01:00 15 5h 42m -28h -45m -2.09 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 11:38:00 -129h -23m -0.87 112
Galena 3/07 10:26:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:17:00 16 3/07 14:24:00 16 0h 7m 3h 51m 13.51 52
Kaltag 3/07 17:37:00 16 16 3h 13m 13.06 42
Unalakleet 3/08 05:20:00 16 3/08 05:23:00 16 0h 3m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 09:25:00 16 15 4h 2m 9.92 40
Koyuk 3/08 22:39:00 15 3/09 05:37:00 15 6h 58m 58
Elim 3/09 15:47:00 15 3/09 23:55:00 15 8h 8m 10h 10m 4.72 48
White Mountain 3/10 06:36:00 15 3/11 09:02:00 15 26h 26m 6h 41m 6.88 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 11:28:00 15 3/11 11:29:00 15 0h 1m 2h 26m 22.60 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 17:39:27 174h 10m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22