December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Paul Gebhardt

Paul Gebhardt

Bib Number: 15
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

Janssen Funeral Homes, Inc.
Dr. Richard Crosby
Blockbuster Video
Bill Petrell - In Honor of Nicholas, MA
Spenard Builders Supply
Udelhoven Oilfield System Services
Columbia Paint & Coatinga
McDonalds Restaurants
Jiffy Lube Alaska
Carol & George Figdore, PA
Andrea Resciniti, MD, MA
HydroLyte Canine Electrolyte, NY
Grabber Performance Group, MI
FitDog Nutrition, MN

Momentum Premium Athletic Dog Food, MI
Craig Taylor Equipment Company
Allan & Alfie Norville, AZ
The Crossing Restaurant
Mickey's Custom Sewing
Steve Tarries, CPA
Fulton Auto Body
Jim & Linda Schwanke
Lisa Davis, OH
Kenai River Seafoods/Kenai Wild Salmon
Kenai Veterinary Hospital
The Trombleys
Morning View Kennel Booster Club


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 10:30:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:26:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:11:00 16 3/08 18:16:00 16 0h 5m 3h 45m 17.60 66
Skwentna 3/09 01:22:00 16 3/09 01:30:00 16 0h 8m 7h 6m 4.79 34
Finger Lake 3/09 06:49:00 16 3/09 06:52:00 16 0h 3m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 15:41:00 16 3/09 15:43:00 16 0h 2m 8h 49m 3.40 30
Rohn 3/09 20:01:00 16 3/09 20:25:00 16 0h 24m 4h 18m 11.16 48
Nikolai 3/10 12:03:00 16 3/10 18:16:00 14 6h 13m 15h 38m 4.80 75
McGrath 3/11 01:34:00 14 3/11 01:35:00 14 0h 1m 7h 18m 7.40 54
Takotna 3/11 04:58:00 14 3/12 06:44:00 13 25h 46m 3h 23m 5.32 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 09:28:00 13 3/12 09:36:00 12 0h 8m 2h 44m 9.15 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 04:04:00 12 3/13 04:25:00 12 0h 21m 18h 28m 4.87 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 16:00:00 12 3/13 21:00:00 10 5h 0m 11h 35m 5.61 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 00:30:00 10 3/14 00:36:00 10 0h 6m 3h 30m 7.14 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 03:31:00 10 3/14 08:17:00 10 4h 46m 2h 55m 6.17 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 17:26:00 10 3/15 01:28:00 10 8h 2m 9h 9m 6.56 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 10:25:00 10 3/15 14:15:00 9 3h 50m 8h 57m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 07:30:00 9 3/16 11:55:00 8 4h 25m 17h 15m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 18:30:00 8 3/17 21:05:00 8 26h 35m 6h 35m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 03:05:00 8 3/18 03:22:00 8 0h 17m 6h 0m 9.67 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 13:35:00 8 3/18 13:44:00 8 0h 9m 10h 13m 4.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 21:10:00 8 3/19 05:12:00 8 8h 2m 7h 26m 6.19 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 13:06:00 8 3/19 13:08:00 8 0h 2m 7h 54m 6.96 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 16:26:30 8 3h 18m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 22