December 19, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Doug Swingley

Doug Swingley

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Lincoln, MT


Biography

Musher and dog breeder, Doug Swingley, 53, was born in Montana. He began mushing in 1989. His brother, Greg, sparked his interest in the Iditarod and he has been hooked ever since. He is a four-time Iditarod champion. He says he continues to run the Iditarod because “I love traveling with my dogs.” Doug is a member of the Montana Mountain Mushers, Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and the ITC. Doug is married to Melanie Shirilla, also a musher. Doug has two adult children, Heidi and Wes. He lists his hobbies as dogs, Melanie and airplanes.

Sponsors

Royal Canin, USA, MO

Awards

Dorothy G. Page Halfway — Sponsored by GCI
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir

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 10:08:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:02:00 12 0h 54m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:06:00 16 3/05 14:06:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 17:35:00 16 3/05 17:35:00 16 0h 0m 3h 29m 12.92 45
Skwentna 3/05 22:45:00 16 3/05 22:50:00 16 0h 5m 5h 10m 6.58 34
Finger Lake 3/06 09:28:00 16 3/06 09:32:00 16 0h 4m 10h 38m 4.23 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 12:53:00 16 3/06 18:44:00 16 5h 51m 3h 21m 8.96 30
Rohn 3/06 22:32:00 16 3/06 22:45:00 16 0h 13m 3h 48m 12.63 48
Nikolai 3/07 12:56:00 16 3/07 19:09:00 15 6h 13m 14h 11m 6.56 93
McGrath 3/08 00:12:00 15 3/08 00:18:00 15 0h 6m 5h 3m 9.50 48
Takotna 3/08 02:25:00 15 3/08 08:19:00 15 5h 54m 2h 7m 10.87 23
Ophir 3/08 10:52:00 15 3/08 11:01:00 15 0h 9m 2h 33m 14.90 38
Cripple 3/09 00:09:00 15 3/10 03:05:00 15 26h 56m 13h 8m 4.57 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/10 11:45:00 15 3/10 19:45:00 15 8h 0m 8h 40m 12.92 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/11 01:40:00 15 3/11 07:52:00 15 6h 12m 5h 55m 8.79 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 12:56:00 15 3/11 13:27:00 15 0h 31m 5h 4m 10.26 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 18:21:00 15 3/12 00:57:00 15 6h 36m 4h 54m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 12:48:00 15 3/12 20:40:00 13 7h 52m 11h 51m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:03:00 13 3/13 08:03:00 13 5h 0m 6h 23m 6.27 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 14:09:00 13 3/13 19:16:00 11 5h 7m 6h 6m 9.51 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/14 01:50:00 11 3/14 02:19:00 11 0h 29m 6h 34m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 09:41:00 11 3/14 17:41:00 10 8h 0m 7h 22m 6.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 00:57:00 10 3/15 00:57:00 10 0h 0m 7h 16m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 04:18:20 10 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22