October 22, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis

Bib Number: 66
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Mike Ellis, 43, was born in Massachusetts and raised in New York and came to Alaska in 2007 after living 25 years in New Hampshire. He received a B.S. in Geography from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He began mushing in 1993 and says he’d been interested in the Iditarod since watching Rick Swenson and Susan Butcher on Wide World of Sports when he was a little kid. He raced in New England and Ontario from 1994 to 2007 and then moved north to begin racing in Alaska. He has since run the Yukon Quest since 2008, his highest finish being eighth in 2011. He has won the Vet’s Choice award in the GinGin 200, the Copper Basin 300, The Two Rivers 200 and the Yukon Quest. “I am a musher and feel it’s what I was born to do. My wife, Sue, has supported me and put up with centering our lives on our dogs and this sport. Last year, we did our first Iditarod and now we want to do it better! Over 20 years in the ‘sport’ of mushing, and we still learn every day. Respect Your Dogs!” He lists his occupation as “musher” and when asks “for how long”, he says, “Not long enough!” His hobby is “filling the freezer.”

Sponsors

Mountain Ridge, ME
Dog Paddle Designs
Horizon Pet Food, SK, CANADA

Chena Ridge Veterinary Clinic
SnowStare Farm Woolens & Woolpow, NH/SWEDEN
Arctis Carts, OR


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:20:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:08:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 20:25:00 16 3/02 20:28:00 16 0h 3m 4h 17m 9.81 42
Skwentna 3/03 04:08:00 16 3/03 04:13:00 16 0h 5m 7h 40m 3.91 30
Finger Lake 3/03 08:59:00 16 3/03 09:04:00 16 0h 5m 4h 46m 8.39 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:59:00 16 3/03 23:46:00 16 4h 47m 9h 55m 3.03 30
Rohn 3/04 04:40:00 16 3/04 09:57:00 15 5h 17m 4h 54m 7.14 35
Nikolai 3/04 23:56:00 15 3/05 06:30:00 15 6h 34m 13h 59m 5.36 75
McGrath 3/05 12:13:00 15 3/05 18:21:00 15 6h 8m 5h 43m 8.40 48
Takotna 3/05 20:39:00 15 3/05 20:42:00 15 0h 3m 2h 18m 7.83 18
Ophir 3/05 23:20:00 15 3/06 23:28:00 14 24h 8m 2h 38m 8.73 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 09:23:00 14 3/07 15:55:00 14 6h 32m 9h 55m 7.36 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/08 01:47:00 14 3/08 09:56:00 13 8h 9m 9h 52m 7.09 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 16:20:00 13 3/08 23:04:00 12 6h 44m 6h 24m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/09 05:56:00 12 3/09 12:41:00 12 6h 45m 5h 52m 6.31 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 16:37:00 12 3/09 23:19:00 12 6h 42m 3h 56m 11.95 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 10:02:00 12 3/10 18:03:00 12 8h 1m 10h 43m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 02:03:00 12 3/12 00:06:00 12 22h 3m 8h 0m 5.00 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 07:32:00 12 3/12 14:40:00 12 7h 8m 7h 26m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 20:30:00 12 3/13 03:03:00 12 6h 33m 5h 50m 8.23 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 10:36:00 12 3/13 18:36:00 12 8h 0m 7h 33m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 02:07:00 12 3/14 02:19:00 11 0h 12m 7h 31m 7.32 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 05:55:02 11 3h 36m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 22