December 18, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Bib Number: 67
Hometown: Pinedale, WY
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Biography

Matt Anderson, 26, was born and raised in Iowa and received his B.S. degree at the University of Iowa. He says he has been training and competing in one way or another all of his live. “After finishing wrestling for the U of I, I was looking for adventure and another competition. I knew very little about sled dogs and Iditarod when I showed up on Doug Swingley’s door step in the fall of 2003.” Plans for running the Iditarod snow balled from that point forward. He began mushing in 2004 and says he thinks his father was the first person to put the Iditarod into his mind. His U of I wrestling coach “fueled the fire to run Iditarod.” He moved to Pindale, Wyoming, “for the cold, snow and mountains” in 2005. His ’07 team will be young with a few older leaders out of Swingley, Saunderson, Karen Land and Osmar bloodlines. “I entered the 2007 Iditarod challenge myself and my dogs and to learn how to compete in this race.” Matt has been a Planning & Environmental Coordinator for the BLM for the last two years. He lists his hobbies as training and competing.

Sponsors

Tram Bars, ID
Wolf Dodge, WY
Trophy Gloves, IA
Princeton Tec, NJ


2007 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 12:25:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:36:00 12 1h 11m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:10:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:57:00 16 3/04 20:06:00 16 0h 9m 3h 47m 11.89 45
Skwentna 3/05 05:07:00 16 3/05 05:12:00 16 0h 5m 9h 1m 3.77 34
Finger Lake 3/05 11:32:00 16 3/05 11:47:00 16 0h 15m 6h 20m 7.11 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 22:31:00 16 16 10h 44m 2.80 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 05:33:00 16 3/06 13:06:00 15 7h 33m 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 02:47:00 15 3/07 09:53:00 14 7h 6m 13h 41m 5.85 80
McGrath 3/07 16:24:00 14 3/07 16:28:00 14 0h 4m 6h 31m 7.37 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 20:05:00 14 3/08 20:37:00 14 24h 32m 3h 37m 4.98 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 23:27:00 14 3/09 02:41:00 12 3h 14m 2h 50m 8.82 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 21:21:00 12 3/10 04:40:00 11 7h 19m 18h 40m 4.82 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 14:46:00 11 3/10 22:48:00 10 8h 2m 10h 6m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 03:45:00 10 3/11 04:00:00 10 0h 15m 3h 57m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 07:43:00 10 3/11 13:53:00 10 6h 10m 3h 43m 4.84 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 03:37:00 10 3/12 12:12:00 10 8h 35m 13h 44m 4.37 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/12 21:55:00 10 3/13 04:35:00 10 6h 40m 9h 43m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/13 21:03:00 10 3/14 01:12:00 10 4h 9m 16h 28m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/14 08:45:00 10 3/14 13:30:00 10 4h 45m 7h 33m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/14 20:06:00 10 3/15 02:34:00 10 6h 28m 6h 36m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/15 09:29:00 10 3/15 13:14:00 10 3h 45m 6h 55m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:48:00 10 3/16 04:48:00 9 8h 0m 7h 34m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:43:00 9 3/16 12:45:00 9 0h 2m 7h 55m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 15:45:00 9 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22