October 17, 2018

Musher Details

2018 Iditarod » Mushers » Michael Williams, Jr.

Michael Williams, Jr.

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Akiak, Alaska
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Biography

Michael Williams, Jr., 32, was born in Bethel and raised in Akiak, Alaska. He says, “I have been involved with mushing since birth and have trained and raced dogs ever since I can remember. My dad has been racing the Kusko 300 and the Iditarod for many years and I helped train his team while he was attending meetings.” He graduated from Galena High School and attended AVTEC for one year. He is married to Phyllis Charlie and they are the parents of four, Paeton,7, Daniel and Kohl. 3, and Anna, 1. Michael says he enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. He is looking forward to running the Iditarod again and says a big “thank you” to all his friends, family and sponsors for their help.

Sponsors

Donlin Gold
People of Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Region
Best Storage of Anchorage
Zach Schneider
Mark and Grace Anaruk
Williams and Ekamrak Families
Andy and Stephanie
Elaine Dinneford
Jim and Vicki Jansen

William Voinet Baron
Bill Eisenbart and Mary Whitaker
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Kokarmiut Corporation
Akiak Native Community
Calista Corporation
Lynden Air Cargo
Tom Huntington and Family


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 14:50:00 16
Yentna 3/04 18:55:00 16 3/04 18:59:00 16 0h 4m 4h 5m 10.29 42
Skwentna 3/05 00:20:00 16 3/05 03:30:00 16 3h 10m 5h 21m 5.61 30
Finger Lake 3/05 08:22:00 16 3/05 14:36:00 16 6h 14m 4h 52m 8.22 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 18:09:00 16 3/05 21:02:00 16 2h 53m 3h 33m 8.45 30
Rohn 3/06 00:56:00 16 3/06 05:09:00 15 4h 13m 3h 54m 8.97 35
Nikolai 3/06 17:37:00 15 3/07 01:10:00 14 7h 33m 12h 28m 6.02 75
McGrath 3/07 06:45:00 14 3/07 06:53:00 13 0h 8m 5h 35m 8.60 48
Takotna 3/07 10:23:00 13 3/08 11:45:00 13 25h 22m 3h 30m 5.14 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 14:13:00 13 3/08 16:41:00 13 2h 28m 2h 28m 9.32 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 06:21:00 13 3/09 13:51:00 13 7h 30m 13h 40m 5.85 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 00:54:00 13 3/10 05:40:00 12 4h 46m 11h 3m 4.98 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 08:44:00 12 3/10 08:49:00 11 0h 5m 3h 4m 8.15 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 11:16:00 11 3/10 19:16:00 11 8h 0m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 20:18:00 11 3/12 01:54:00 10 5h 36m 24h 2m 5.08 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 12:46:00 10 3/12 20:58:00 9 8h 12m 10h 52m 7.82 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 03:41:00 9 3/13 10:36:00 9 6h 55m 6h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/13 19:58:00 9 3/14 08:25:00 9 12h 27m 9h 22m 5.34 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 15:20:00 9 3/14 18:21:00 9 3h 1m 6h 55m 6.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 01:10:00 9 3/15 09:11:00 9 8h 1m 6h 49m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 15:48:00 9 3/15 15:52:00 9 0h 4m 6h 37m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:16:46 9 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22