December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Gene L Smith

Gene L Smith

Bib Number: 53
Hometown: Omak, WA


Biography

Gene Smith, 64, was born on a sheep ranch in Omak, Washington, where he still lives in the same house in which he grew up. For seven years, he crop dusted and for 14 years he bought and logged timber land. "I've been racing bulls for 10 years, with two bulls going to the PBR finals in Las Vegas." He says he is "retired" now. He first came to Alaska in March of 2005 and became interested in mushing after riding with Rayme Redington at Iditarod Headquarters. He now spends his winters in Knik after purchasing a home there. Last year he intended to run the Iditarod but after an accident at his home in Omak in which he ended up with a broken neck, he had to skip the Race in 2007. He is married to Lynn and has two sons, Robert, 44 and Smiley, 43. He says his hobbies are raising rodeo bulls and flying. 


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:54:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:42:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:48:00 16 3/02 19:51:00 16 0h 3m 4h 6m 10.24 42
Skwentna 3/02 23:30:00 16 3/03 05:43:00 16 6h 13m 3h 39m 9.32 34
Finger Lake 3/03 11:50:00 16 3/03 18:00:00 16 6h 10m 6h 7m 7.36 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 22:23:00 16 3/04 04:31:00 16 6h 8m 4h 23m 6.84 30
Rohn 3/04 10:20:00 16 3/04 16:19:00 14 5h 59m 5h 49m 8.25 48
Nikolai 3/05 10:38:00 14 3/05 11:57:00 14 1h 19m 18h 19m 4.09 75
McGrath 3/06 01:09:00 14 3/06 01:52:00 13 0h 43m 13h 12m 4.09 54
Takotna 3/06 04:45:00 13 3/07 06:13:00 12 25h 28m 2h 53m 6.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 08:30:00 12 3/07 09:12:00 12 0h 42m 2h 17m 10.95 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/08 21:04:00 12 3/09 04:33:00 11 6h 29m 35h 52m 1.64 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/09 18:27:00 11 3/10 02:40:00 9 8h 13m 13h 54m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/10 09:28:00 9 3/10 17:25:00 8 7h 57m 6h 48m 7.65 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/11 00:56:00 8 3/11 07:10:00 8 6h 14m 7h 31m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/11 12:45:00 8 3/11 20:51:00 8 8h 6m 5h 35m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/12 13:25:00 8 3/12 18:55:00 8 5h 30m 16h 34m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/13 02:36:00 8 3/13 09:30:00 8 6h 54m 7h 41m 5.47 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 17:10:00 8 3/14 01:37:00 8 8h 27m 7h 40m 6.26 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 09:24:00 8 3/14 17:22:00 7 7h 58m 7h 47m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 15:40:00 7 3/15 23:53:00 7 8h 13m 22h 18m 2.06 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 09:09:00 7 3/16 09:19:00 7 0h 10m 9h 16m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 18:47:37 7 9h 28m 2.32 ✔ ✔ 22