December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » John Baker

John Baker

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Kotzebue, Alaska
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Biography

John Baker, 55, was born and raised in Kotzebue, Alaska. He began mushing in 1995 and was interested in the Iditarod after watching the race in its early years. He ran his first Iditarod in 1996 and has been in every race since. He has 13 top ten Iditarod finishes, and became the first Iditarod champion from Northwest Alaska when he won the 2011 Iditarod, and the first Inupiat champion as well. Baker is a self-employed business owner and enjoys the rural Alaska life. He has a son, Alex, 29, a veteran of the Jr. Iditarod and daughter’s Tahayla, 16 and Amelia, 14. A commercial pilot, he says that his hobby is flying

Sponsors

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
TeckCominco
Northern Air Cargo
Redcom
REDCOM


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 12:01:00 12
BLM 3/04 13:13:00 12 1h 12m 0.00
Willow 3/05 15:48:00 16 3/05 15:48:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 20:02:00 16 3/05 20:02:00 16 0h 0m 4h 14m 10.63 45
Skwentna 3/05 23:21:00 16 3/05 23:26:00 16 0h 5m 3h 19m 10.25 34
Finger Lake 3/06 09:14:00 16 3/06 09:15:00 16 0h 1m 9h 48m 4.59 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 18:56:00 16 3/06 19:30:00 16 0h 34m 9h 41m 3.10 30
Rohn 3/06 23:28:00 16 3/07 06:30:00 16 7h 2m 3h 58m 12.10 48
Nikolai 3/07 14:53:00 16 3/08 01:30:00 16 10h 37m 8h 23m 11.09 93
McGrath 3/08 05:12:00 16 3/08 05:13:00 16 0h 1m 3h 42m 12.97 48
Takotna 3/08 07:28:00 16 3/08 14:51:00 14 7h 23m 2h 15m 10.22 23
Ophir 3/08 17:23:00 14 3/08 17:26:00 14 0h 3m 2h 32m 15.00 38
Cripple 3/09 05:37:00 14 3/10 06:34:00 14 24h 57m 12h 11m 4.92 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 15:14:00 14 3/10 23:14:00 14 8h 0m 8h 40m 12.92 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 05:18:00 14 3/11 11:07:00 14 5h 49m 6h 4m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 16:50:00 14 3/11 21:21:00 14 4h 31m 5h 43m 9.10 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/12 02:16:00 14 3/12 07:33:00 14 5h 17m 4h 55m 8.54 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 22:55:00 14 3/13 02:54:00 12 3h 59m 15h 22m 5.86 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 08:29:00 12 3/13 12:30:00 12 4h 1m 5h 35m 7.16 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 18:25:00 12 3/13 22:48:00 12 4h 23m 5h 55m 9.80 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 05:24:00 12 3/14 06:01:00 12 0h 37m 6h 36m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 13:14:00 12 3/14 21:14:00 12 8h 0m 7h 13m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 04:31:00 12 3/15 04:39:00 12 0h 8m 7h 17m 7.55 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 07:37:45 12 2h 58m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 22