December 12, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 69
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Paul, 60, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter and a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved here from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his own kennel. He has been breeding and raising his own dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. “I am still looking for my first Iditarod championship. I believe in the ability of my dogs and myself and will continue to race Iditarod as long as I feel we are capable of winning the race. I love traveling with my animals and find them to be more loyal than any human could ever be! They love me without questions and in return, I love them back the same way! I would never ask them to do more than they are capable of and I will always take the best care of them that I’m capable of. I will push them to the limit as long as they are able and having a good time doing it.” Paul has two adult daughters and one adult son, Kristi, Nikka and Paul Jr. He says he enjoys hunting, gardening and raising birds.

Sponsors

Blockbuster Video
Spenard Builders Supply
Janssen Funeral Homes, Inc.
Bill Petrell – In Honor of Nicholas, MA
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Jiffy Lube Alaska
Soldotna McDonalds Restaurants
Columbia Pain & Coatings
Dr. Andrea Resciniti,MD, MA
Carol & George Figdore, PA
Steve Tarries CPA
Jim & Linda Schwanke

Mickey’s Custom Sewing
Fulton Auto Body
Soldotna Craig Taylor Equipment
The Trombleys
Allan & Alfie Norville, AZ
Edmund Optics, AZ
The Crossing Restaurant/Scott & Cherie Curry
Momentum Premium Athletic Dog Food, MI
Fit Dog Nutrition/Equine Diet, MN
Zirus, Inc., GA
Morning View Kennel Booster Club


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 12:29:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:14:00 16
Yentna 3/02 19:45:00 16 3/02 19:49:00 16 0h 4m 3h 31m 11.94 42
Skwentna 3/03 02:03:00 16 3/03 02:08:00 16 0h 5m 6h 14m 5.45 34
Finger Lake 3/03 07:01:00 16 3/03 07:05:00 16 0h 4m 4h 53m 9.22 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 15:24:00 16 3/03 15:29:00 16 0h 5m 8h 19m 3.61 30
Rohn 3/03 19:49:00 16 3/04 02:20:00 16 6h 31m 4h 20m 11.08 48
Nikolai 3/04 11:33:00 16 3/04 17:32:00 16 5h 59m 9h 13m 8.14 75
McGrath 3/05 00:19:00 16 3/05 00:25:00 16 0h 6m 6h 47m 7.96 54
Takotna 3/05 03:27:00 16 3/05 10:12:00 15 6h 45m 3h 2m 5.93 18
Ophir 3/05 12:42:00 15 3/05 12:52:00 15 0h 10m 2h 30m 10.00 25
Cripple 3/06 06:30:00 15 3/07 07:26:00 14 24h 56m 17h 38m 3.35 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/07 16:47:00 14 3/07 20:25:00 13 3h 38m 9h 21m 11.98 ✔ 112
Galena 3/08 03:53:00 13 3/08 07:04:00 13 3h 11m 7h 28m 6.96 ✔ 52
Nulato 3/08 14:49:00 13 3/08 23:00:00 12 8h 11m 7h 45m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/09 05:39:00 12 3/09 05:50:00 12 0h 11m 5h 39m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/09 23:10:00 12 3/10 02:56:00 12 3h 46m 17h 20m 5.19 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 09:44:00 12 3/10 14:28:00 11 4h 44m 6h 48m 6.18 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 21:55:00 11 3/11 03:24:00 11 5h 29m 7h 27m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 10:36:00 11 3/11 11:17:00 11 0h 41m 7h 12m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 18:17:00 11 3/12 02:17:00 11 8h 0m 7h 0m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/12 09:16:00 11 3/12 09:16:00 11 0h 0m 6h 59m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 12:17:47 11 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22