December 13, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 22
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.


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 10:46:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:54:00 12 1h 8m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:40:00 16 3/05 14:40:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 18:15:00 16 3/05 18:15:00 16 0h 0m 3h 35m 12.56 45
Skwentna 3/05 21:50:00 16 3/06 03:04:00 16 5h 14m 3h 35m 9.49 34
Finger Lake 3/06 08:53:00 16 3/06 12:20:00 16 3h 27m 5h 49m 7.74 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 15:57:00 16 3/06 20:56:00 16 4h 59m 3h 37m 8.29 30
Rohn 3/07 01:09:00 16 3/07 05:53:00 16 4h 44m 4h 13m 11.38 48
Nikolai 3/07 15:07:00 16 3/07 23:30:00 16 8h 23m 9h 14m 10.07 93
McGrath 3/08 05:15:00 16 3/08 06:20:00 16 1h 5m 5h 45m 8.35 48
Takotna 3/08 08:53:00 16 3/09 11:08:00 16 26h 15m 2h 33m 9.02 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 13:25:00 16 3/09 14:02:00 15 0h 37m 2h 17m 16.64 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/10 04:24:00 15 3/10 11:26:00 15 7h 2m 14h 22m 4.18 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 22:17:00 15 3/11 06:20:00 15 8h 3m 10h 51m 10.32 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 13:44:00 15 3/11 19:24:00 14 5h 40m 7h 24m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/12 02:15:00 14 3/12 07:35:00 14 5h 20m 6h 51m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 13:07:00 14 3/12 20:50:00 14 7h 43m 5h 32m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/13 11:10:00 14 3/13 15:45:00 13 4h 35m 14h 20m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 22:10:00 13 3/14 04:30:00 11 6h 20m 6h 25m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 11:22:00 11 3/14 17:38:00 11 6h 16m 6h 52m 8.45 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 00:43:00 11 3/15 04:43:00 11 4h 0m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 11:46:00 11 3/15 19:46:00 11 8h 0m 7h 3m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 02:32:00 11 3/16 02:33:00 11 0h 1m 6h 46m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 05:25:15 11 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22