December 16, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » William "Middy" Johnson

William "Middy" Johnson

Bib Number: 16
Hometown: Unalakleet, Alaska


Biography

Middy Johnson, 43, was born and raised in Unalakleet, Alaska. He says he's been mushing since he was in seventh grade. In 2008, he decided to run the Iditarod after having two brothers who ran it in previous years. He says, "Mushing has been in the family for along time. My grandfather, Henry Ivanoff, was part of the original serum run, having been the one to hand off the serum to Leonhard Seppala. I've been in and out of dogs as time permits. I have a small kennel of dogs — collected a few leftovers from friends. The Iditarod seems like a challenging race3 and I thought it would be nice to travel the trail with John Baker and Martin Buser. I'm disappointed that Aaron Burmeister retired (he must have known). My youngest son loves dogs and the wife is coming around!" Middy has been a fish buyer for the last three years and is a member of the Unalakleet Native Corporation, the Norton Sound Sled Dog Club and Unalakleet Search and Rescue. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and harvesting Native foods. Middy and Aurora have three children, Sasha Kendra, 18, Shyler Kateal, 14 and Sikulik Kennan, 10.

Awards

Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial — Sponsored by Northern Air Cargo

2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 10:33:00 12
Willow 3/07 14:28:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 18:20:00 16 3/07 18:45:00 16 0h 25m 3h 52m 11.64 45
Skwentna 3/08 00:41:00 16 3/08 00:46:00 16 0h 5m 5h 56m 5.73 34
Finger Lake 3/08 06:36:00 16 3/08 11:49:00 16 5h 13m 5h 50m 7.71 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 16:38:00 16 3/08 16:45:00 16 0h 7m 4h 49m 6.23 30
Rohn 3/08 21:52:00 16 3/09 07:55:00 14 10h 3m 5h 7m 9.38 48
Nikolai 3/09 17:14:00 14 3/10 00:20:00 14 7h 6m 9h 19m 8.05 75
McGrath 3/10 06:14:00 14 3/10 06:16:00 14 0h 2m 5h 54m 9.15 54
Takotna 3/10 08:52:00 14 3/11 10:44:00 14 25h 52m 2h 36m 6.92 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 13:09:00 14 3/11 13:12:00 14 0h 3m 2h 25m 10.34 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/12 03:30:00 14 3/12 12:29:00 14 8h 59m 14h 18m 4.13 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/12 23:40:00 14 3/13 10:15:00 12 10h 35m 11h 11m 10.01 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/13 16:49:00 12 3/13 23:45:00 12 6h 56m 6h 34m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/14 07:45:00 12 3/14 14:17:00 12 6h 32m 7h 0m 7.43 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/14 19:15:00 12 3/15 03:20:00 12 8h 5m 4h 58m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/15 16:35:00 12 3/15 21:31:00 12 4h 56m 13h 15m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 03:46:00 12 3/16 10:50:00 12 7h 4m 6h 15m 6.72 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/16 17:42:00 12 3/17 01:04:00 10 7h 22m 6h 52m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/17 07:05:00 10 3/17 13:22:00 10 6h 17m 6h 1m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 19:45:00 10 3/18 03:52:00 10 8h 7m 6h 23m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 09:57:00 10 3/18 09:58:00 10 0h 1m 6h 5m 9.04 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 12:29:49 10 2h 31m 8.74 ✔ ✔ 22