October 18, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Robert Bundtzen

Robert Bundtzen

Bib Number: 64
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska


Biography

Robert Bundtzen, 66, grew up in Anderson (after moving to Alaska from New Mexico in 1960) where he used a small dog team while trapping. After obtaining a degree from UAF, an MD from the University of Washington and training in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin, he returned to Alaska to establish a consultative infectious disease practice in Anchorage. With the aid and encouragement of Jim Lanier, Robert began to run sled dogs in 1994. He has run the Iditarod 15 times, the Knik 200, Klondike 300, Tustumena 200 and the Copper Basin 300. Robert continues to be amazed at what the trained Alaskan husky can do and continues to run dogs for inexplicable reasons (he loves it). His wife Joan and son, Travis, are his most ardent fans. When not mushing, Robert enjoys hunting, fishing, reading and skiing.

Sponsors

St.Elias Specialty Hospital
Sheep Mountain Lodge/Anjanette & Zack Steer
Mark Seelend/KathyFairyniarz
Louis Kralick
John Muews


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 12:16:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:04:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:41:00 16 16 3h 37m 11.61 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:43:00 16 3/03 03:24:00 16 4h 41m 30
Finger Lake 3/03 07:38:00 16 3/03 11:05:00 16 3h 27m 4h 14m 9.45 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 14:21:00 16 3/03 17:54:00 16 3h 33m 3h 16m 9.18 30
Rohn 3/03 22:40:00 16 3/04 06:00:00 15 7h 20m 4h 46m 7.34 35
Nikolai 3/04 21:20:00 15 3/05 05:56:00 15 8h 36m 15h 20m 4.89 75
McGrath 3/05 11:59:00 15 3/05 12:05:00 13 0h 6m 6h 3m 7.93 48
Takotna 3/05 14:35:00 13 3/06 14:47:00 13 24h 12m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 17:15:00 13 3/06 17:27:00 13 0h 12m 2h 28m 9.32 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 07:05:00 13 3/07 14:25:00 13 7h 20m 13h 38m 5.35 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/08 03:40:00 13 3/08 11:40:00 13 8h 0m 13h 15m 5.28 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 18:36:00 13 3/09 01:18:00 13 6h 42m 6h 56m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/09 09:15:00 13 3/09 14:50:00 13 5h 35m 6h 57m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 19:17:00 13 3/10 02:40:00 12 7h 23m 4h 27m 10.56 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 17:13:00 12 3/11 10:11:00 12 16h 58m 14h 33m 5.84 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/11 17:36:00 12 3/11 23:27:00 12 5h 51m 7h 25m 5.39 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 09:10:00 12 3/12 17:03:00 12 7h 53m 9h 43m 5.15 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 23:25:00 12 3/13 07:05:00 12 7h 40m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 15:27:00 12 3/13 23:42:00 12 8h 15m 8h 22m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 07:34:00 12 3/14 07:36:00 12 0h 2m 7h 52m 6.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 11:23:18 12 3h 47m 5.81 ✔ ✔ 22