December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Matt Giblin

Matt Giblin

Bib Number: 52
Hometown: Sterling, Alaska


Biography

Matt Giblin, 43, was born in Massachusetts. He attended Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, where he studied Communications and Psychology from ’89-’92. He became attracted to mushing after seeing it on ABC Wide Word of Sports in the early 80’s. He began mushing in Colorado in 1982 when he worked as a tour guide. He also worked in Montana as a residential framing contractor. He came to Alaska in 1996 and ran the Iditarod in 1998. He has continued mushing and moved back to Alaska from Montana to return to the Iditarod Trail. “I was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, the oldest of six and brother of many. I work for the Seavey family. In the summer I am the operations manager for Seavey’s Ididaride in Seward, AK and in the winter, the kennel foreman for Seavey’s Iditarod race team. Under Mitch, I am the lead trainer and produce a fine young team for the annual trek across the State. The Iditarod allows me to spread my wings as we travel to Nome.” He says his hobbies are traveling and family.

Sponsors

J.P.R.Roofing Co., MT
Coastal Helicopters


2012 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:50:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:40:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:47:00 16 3/04 23:40:00 16 3h 53m 4h 7m 10.20 42
Skwentna 3/05 02:57:00 16 3/05 06:28:00 16 3h 31m 3h 17m 9.14 30
Finger Lake 3/05 11:15:00 16 3/05 17:43:00 16 6h 28m 4h 47m 8.36 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 21:23:00 16 3/06 03:08:00 16 5h 45m 3h 40m 8.18 30
Rohn 3/06 07:20:00 16 3/06 15:30:00 16 8h 10m 4h 12m 8.33 35
Nikolai 3/07 00:03:00 16 3/07 09:45:00 16 9h 42m 8h 33m 8.77 75
McGrath 3/07 16:17:00 16 3/08 17:20:00 15 25h 3m 6h 32m 7.35 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 19:35:00 15 3/08 19:41:00 15 0h 6m 2h 15m 8.00 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 22:24:00 15 3/09 04:50:00 15 6h 26m 2h 43m 8.47 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 19:04:00 15 3/09 19:34:00 15 0h 30m 14h 14m 5.13 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/10 12:50:00 15 3/10 19:00:00 15 6h 10m 17h 16m 4.05 ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 00:58:00 15 3/11 10:04:00 15 8h 6m 5h 58m 8.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/11 15:45:00 15 3/11 23:00:00 14 7h 15m 5h 41m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 03:00:00 14 3/12 12:40:00 13 9h 40m 4h 0m 11.75 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 03:50:00 13 3/13 14:20:00 12 10h 30m 15h 10m 5.60 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:44:00 12 3/14 03:36:00 11 7h 52m 5h 24m 7.41 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 10:33:00 11 3/14 19:52:00 11 9h 19m 6h 57m 7.19 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 02:02:00 11 3/15 10:34:00 11 8h 32m 6h 10m 7.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 16:45:00 11 3/16 01:28:00 11 8h 43m 6h 11m 7.44 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 08:13:00 11 3/16 08:15:00 11 0h 2m 6h 45m 8.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 11:20:49 11 3h 5m 7.14 ✔ Disqualified 22