October 22, 2018

Musher Details

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Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 20
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
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Biography

Mitch Seavey, 58, was born in Minnesota and moved with his family to Alaska in 1963. He graduated from high school in Seward and wrestled for Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He began mushing in 1963. Mitch’s dad, Dan, ran the Iditarod in 1973, so he decided he wanted to run the Iditarod someday. After running eleven Iditarods, Mitch won the race in 2004. In 2008, Mitch was the winner of the All Alaska Sweepstakes, held that year as a commemoration of the original All Alaska Sweepstakes, and then he won the Iditarod again in 2013 and 2017. He says, “Running the Iditarod is a family tradition.” Mitch and Janine are the parents of four boys, three of whom have run the Jr. Iditarod and the Iditarod, Danny, Tyrell and Dallas. The youngest, Conway, is 21 and won the Jr. Iditarod in 2012 & 2014. Mitch says his hobbies are “writing, hunting and whatever the grandkids are up to.”

Sponsors

Blackwood Dog Food
Blackwood, SC
Snapfit Runners, TX
Hartig, Rhodes, Hoge & Lekisch
Homer Stage Line
Iditarod Trail Blazers

Metco, Inc.
Petro Marine Services
Seward Fisheries
Seward Ships Drydock
Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites


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 10:41:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 11:47:00 12 1h 6m 0.00
Willow 3/04 14:36:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:17:00 16 3/04 18:21:00 16 0h 4m 3h 41m 12.22 45
Skwentna 3/04 21:30:00 16 3/05 02:34:00 16 5h 4m 3h 9m 10.79 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:16:00 16 3/05 07:20:00 16 0h 4m 4h 42m 9.57 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 10:38:00 16 16 3h 18m 9.09 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/05 21:58:00 16 3/06 04:11:00 16 6h 13m 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 13:21:00 16 3/06 20:09:00 15 6h 48m 9h 10m 8.73 80
McGrath 3/07 01:29:00 15 3/07 01:34:00 15 0h 5m 5h 20m 9.00 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/07 03:44:00 15 3/07 09:57:00 15 6h 13m 2h 10m 8.31 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/07 12:22:00 15 3/07 12:45:00 14 0h 23m 2h 25m 10.34 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/08 06:24:00 14 3/09 08:31:00 12 26h 7m 17h 39m 5.10 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/09 16:17:00 12 3/09 18:23:00 12 2h 6m 7h 46m 8.37 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/09 21:50:00 12 3/09 21:53:00 12 0h 3m 3h 27m 7.25 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 00:31:00 12 3/10 08:32:00 12 8h 1m 2h 38m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 17:46:00 12 3/10 22:55:00 12 5h 9m 9h 14m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 08:20:00 12 3/11 13:30:00 11 5h 10m 8h 25m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/11 23:56:00 11 3/12 06:07:00 10 6h 11m 10h 26m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/12 12:08:00 10 3/12 16:00:00 10 3h 52m 6h 1m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/12 22:21:00 10 3/13 02:44:00 10 4h 23m 6h 21m 7.56 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/13 08:54:00 10 3/13 09:07:00 9 0h 13m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 15:47:00 9 3/13 23:47:00 8 8h 0m 6h 40m 6.90 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 07:20:00 8 3/14 07:22:00 8 0h 2m 7h 33m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 10:30:23 8 3h 8m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 22