December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Mitch Seavey

Mitch Seavey

Bib Number: 21
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

JJ Keller & Associates, WI
Blackwood Pet Food, SC
Icicle Seafoods/Seward Fisheries
Seward Ships Drydock

Iditarod Trail Blazers
Inlet Tower Suites
Petro Marine Services
Todd Communications


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 10:44:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:38:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:25:00 16 3/08 18:31:00 16 0h 6m 3h 47m 17.44 66
Skwentna 3/08 23:32:00 16 3/09 03:31:00 16 3h 59m 5h 1m 6.78 34
Finger Lake 3/09 08:35:00 16 3/09 08:39:00 16 0h 4m 5h 4m 8.88 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 17:58:00 16 3/09 18:00:00 16 0h 2m 9h 19m 3.22 30
Rohn 3/09 22:18:00 16 3/10 02:28:00 15 4h 10m 4h 18m 11.16 48
Nikolai 3/10 14:52:00 15 3/10 19:36:00 15 4h 44m 12h 24m 6.05 75
McGrath 3/11 02:07:00 15 3/11 02:10:00 15 0h 3m 6h 31m 8.29 54
Takotna 3/11 04:45:00 15 3/12 06:19:00 14 25h 34m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 09:05:00 14 3/12 09:12:00 14 0h 7m 2h 46m 9.04 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 23:46:00 14 3/13 03:59:00 14 4h 13m 14h 34m 6.18 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 11:45:00 14 3/13 19:47:00 14 8h 2m 7h 46m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 23:10:00 14 3/13 23:12:00 14 0h 2m 3h 23m 7.39 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 01:56:00 14 3/14 05:39:00 14 3h 43m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 14:42:00 14 3/14 19:32:00 14 4h 50m 9h 3m 6.63 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 04:25:00 14 3/15 09:20:00 13 4h 55m 8h 53m 7.88 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 21:20:00 13 3/16 03:28:00 12 6h 8m 12h 0m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 09:57:00 12 3/16 12:28:00 11 2h 31m 6h 29m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 17:30:00 11 3/17 20:07:00 11 2h 37m 29h 2m 2.00 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/18 02:55:00 11 3/18 03:19:00 10 0h 24m 6h 48m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 10:30:00 10 3/18 18:30:00 10 8h 0m 7h 11m 6.40 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 01:16:00 10 3/19 01:18:00 10 0h 2m 6h 46m 8.13 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 04:18:00 10 3h 0m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 22