December 15, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Santos

Mike Santos

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Cantwell, Alaska
Website:


Biography

Mike Santos, 46, was born in Massachusetts, but says that he was born Alaskan in the wrong state. Mike started working with sled dogs in New England, before he even knew that the Iditarod race existed. Mike has always been fascinated by dogs, particularly the athleticism of sled dogs. After years of learning from dogs in New England, Mike and his wife Caitlin moved to Alaska in 2005 in search of longer trails, deeper snow, and the chance to run the Iditarod.

Mike and Caitlin settled in Cantwell, Alaska, just outside Denali National Park. This remote village has about 150 year round residents. Mike has worked hard at raising and training the dogs, and more recently, raising and training their 1 year old son Max. Caitlin teaches at the local school. Mike and Caitlin have worked to restore their Alaskan homestead. They spent their first year living in the dog barn, which had a gravel floor, and finally got running water in the spring of 2014.

Sled dogs captivate the imagination of the world and it is really fun to know that you are excited about dogs and the Iditarod. Mike invites you to meet his dogs on his website, to watch them in action on the WolfsDenKennel channel on YouTube, and to visit them in person at DogGoneIt Tours.

Sponsors

Cantwell Veterinary Service
Tom/EZ Farbo
Jack/Maria Santos, MA
John/Nancy Brady, MA
Frances Gray, MN
Husky Homestead
Alpine Creek Lodge
Paw Partners, WI
Jim/Dorothy Rinier, OH
The Lucht family, NC
Arrowhead Fabrics

Denali Fly Fishing Guides
The Wheeler Family, MA
Marmot, CA
Jindex Pty Ltd, AUSTRALIA
Stacey Lightfoot Walker
Ringers Gloves, CA
Grainger, IL
Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites
Ahtna Inc
Cantwell Native Village Council
Ben/Ana Santos, MA


2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:55:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:50:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:31:00 16 3/06 18:37:00 16 0h 6m 3h 41m 12.22 45
Skwentna 3/07 02:04:00 16 3/07 02:12:00 16 0h 8m 7h 27m 4.56 34
Finger Lake 3/07 07:07:00 16 3/07 11:28:00 16 4h 21m 4h 55m 9.15 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 15:20:00 16 3/07 19:30:00 13 4h 10m 3h 52m 7.76 30
Rohn 3/07 23:59:00 13 3/08 06:36:00 13 6h 37m 4h 29m 10.71 48
Nikolai 3/08 16:27:00 13 3/08 22:46:00 13 6h 19m 9h 51m 7.61 75
McGrath 3/09 04:54:00 13 3/09 05:06:00 13 0h 12m 6h 8m 8.80 54
Takotna 3/09 07:40:00 13 3/10 08:52:00 13 25h 12m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 11:08:00 13 3/10 13:19:00 13 2h 11m 2h 16m 11.03 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/10 23:59:00 13 3/11 07:40:00 13 7h 41m 10h 40m 8.44 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 20:09:00 13 3/12 04:16:00 12 8h 7m 12h 29m 5.21 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 07:33:00 12 3/12 07:37:00 12 0h 4m 3h 17m 7.61 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 10:10:00 12 3/12 14:29:00 12 4h 19m 2h 33m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 22:39:00 12 3/13 06:22:00 12 6h 43m 8h 10m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 20:50:00 12 3/14 10:28:00 9 13h 38m 14h 28m 4.84 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 00:55:00 9 14h 27m 6.23 ✔ ✔ Scratched 90