December 13, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Sebastian Schnuelle

Sebastian Schnuelle

Bib Number: 34
Hometown: Whitehorse, YT, CANADA
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Biography

Sebastian Schnuelle, 46, was born in Wuppertal, Germany, where “a long time ago” he earned a degree in Environmental Engineering. He now lists his occupation as “musher and business owner.” Sebastian began mushing in Germany in 1995 and moved to Canada in 1996 in search of “adventure…and a job!” While living in the Yukon, he operated Blue Kennels, his sled dog tour business, and ran the Iditarod and Yukon Quest a number of times. He was the Yukon Quest champion in 2009. He moved to Alaska in 2010 because of racing and business. Sebastian says, “After following the race on a snow machine for five years, I realized the Insider Crew gets as little sleep as the mushers. So I might as well trade the iron dog for a dog team one more time. My team is at a nice age, so I might as well enjoy the Iditarod Trail to Nome with them. Their nick name is ‘the Skunks’ named after their mother, Skunk, who now enjoys retirement on a couch. With wanting to take a bit of time for sailing and visiting family in Europe, I will not have the time to dedicate a whole winter for training. I am not running to be competitive, rather to enjoy the journey, meet friends in the villages, and spend two weeks of quality time with my dogs.” Sebastian lists his hobbies as sailing, photography and old cars.

Sponsors

Coastal Helicopters Juneau
First Mate Taplow Petfoods, Vancouver
Ten Squared Racing Products
Moser Webpublishing, Switzerland
Enviro Lube Whitehorse

James Philip, Dubai
Jim & Bonnie Foster
Edwards family, Whitehorse
Many other friends all over the world


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:12:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:04:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:10:00 16 3/08 19:14:00 16 0h 4m 4h 6m 16.10 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:25:00 16 3/09 00:47:00 16 2h 22m 3h 11m 10.68 34
Finger Lake 3/09 06:09:00 16 3/09 06:13:00 16 0h 4m 5h 22m 8.39 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 15:30:00 16 3/09 15:35:00 16 0h 5m 9h 17m 3.23 30
Rohn 3/09 20:10:00 16 3/09 20:30:00 16 0h 20m 4h 35m 10.47 48
Nikolai 3/10 11:29:00 16 3/10 16:53:00 15 5h 24m 14h 59m 5.01 75
McGrath 3/11 00:11:00 15 3/11 00:16:00 15 0h 5m 7h 18m 7.40 54
Takotna 3/11 03:14:00 15 3/12 04:22:00 15 25h 8m 2h 58m 6.07 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 07:30:00 15 3/12 07:40:00 15 0h 10m 3h 8m 7.98 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 23:01:00 15 3/13 03:15:00 15 4h 14m 15h 21m 5.86 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:04:00 15 3/13 16:02:00 15 4h 58m 7h 49m 8.32 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 19:46:00 15 3/13 19:47:00 15 0h 1m 3h 44m 6.70 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 22:37:00 15 3/14 03:05:00 15 4h 28m 2h 50m 6.35 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 12:32:00 15 3/14 20:32:00 15 8h 0m 9h 27m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 05:30:00 15 3/15 05:55:00 15 0h 25m 8h 58m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 23:00:00 15 3/16 03:15:00 15 4h 15m 17h 5m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 09:40:00 15 3/16 09:59:00 15 0h 19m 6h 25m 6.23 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 17:57:00 15 3/17 05:48:00 14 11h 51m 7h 58m 7.28 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 13:02:00 14 3/17 17:36:00 14 4h 34m 7h 14m 6.64 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 00:52:00 14 3/18 08:56:00 13 8h 4m 7h 16m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 15:56:00 13 3/18 16:00:00 13 0h 4m 7h 0m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 19:05:04 13 3h 5m 7.14 ✔ ✔ 22