Iditarod 2012: Mushers And Dog Teams Competing In This Year's Race

On Saturday, 66 mushers and their teams of dogs will leave Anchorage, Alaska, as the 2012 Iditarod gets underway. The sled dog race spans 975 miles, ending in Nome, Alaska.

The 2012 Iditarod gets underway on Saturday morning in Alaska when a full field of mushers embarks on a grueling race from Anchorage to Nome. With a team of highly-trained dogs leading the way, the mushers will travel 975 miles through the cold and snow, finishing the race about eight to 10 days after it starts, if everything goes as planned.

The race can be tracked at the 2012 Iditarod website. There you'll find checkpoint updates, GPS markers and updated standings.

Here are a list of mushers in the 2012 Iditarod. Profiles of the races can be found here.

Entrant # Bib # Musher Name Sex City State Country Status
39 2 Redington Jr, Ray M Wasilla AK USA Veteran
43 3 Lanier, Jim M Chugiak AK USA Veteran
36 4 Pinkham, William M Glenwood Springs CO USA Veteran
22 5 Thurston, Tom M Oak Creek CO USA Veteran
10 6 Bailey, Jodi F Chatanika AK USA Veteran
26 7 Marrs, Wade M Wasilla AK USA Veteran
30 8 Smyth, Cim M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
6 9 Petit, Nicolas M Girdwood AK USA Veteran
38 10 King, Jeff M Denali AK USA Veteran
40 11 Baker, John M Kotzebue AK USA Veteran
33 12 Maixner, Kelly M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
21 13 Suprenant, Michael M Chugiak AK USA Veteran
41 14 Zirkle, Aliy F Two Rivers AK USA Veteran
23 15 Moon, Pat M Park Ridge IL USA Rookie
7 16 Herbst, Trent M Anchorage AK USA Veteran
17 17 Jonrowe, DeeDee F Willow AK USA Veteran
12 18 Mackey, Lance M Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
8 19 Cooper, Travis M Big Lake AK USA Rookie
1 20 Griffin, Kelley F Wasilla AK USA Veteran
20 21 Smyth, Ramey M Willow AK USA Veteran
11 22 Santos, Mike M Cantwell AK USA Rookie
32 23 Willomitzer, Gerry M Whitehorse YT CANADA Veteran
19 24 Ekran, Sigrid F Sparbu NORWAY Veteran
29 25 Gebhardt, Paul M Kasilof AK USA Veteran
31 26 Phillips, Michelle F Tagish YT CANADA Veteran
13 27 Neff, Hugh M Tok AK USA Veteran
16 28 Kaiser, Peter M Bethel AK USA Veteran
24 29 Berkowitz, Jake M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
28 30 Kinzer, Jaimee F Willow AK USA Rookie
25 31 Berington, Kristy F Kasilof AK USA Veteran
3 32 Steer, Anjanette F Sheep Mountain AK USA Rookie
18 33 Berington, Anna F Kasilof AK USA Rookie
14 34 Seavey, Dallas M Willow AK USA Veteran
15 35 Seavey, Mitch M Seward AK USA Veteran
9 36 Linton, Bruce M Kasilof AK USA Veteran
4 37 Janssen, Scott M Anchorage AK USA Veteran
42 38 Savidis, Justin M Willow AK USA Veteran
35 39 Anderson, Ken M Fairbanks AK USA Veteran
37 40 Steves, Jan F Edmonds WA USA Rookie
2 41 Buser, Martin M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
34 42 Robertia, Colleen F Kasilof AK USA Veteran
27 43 Hendrickson, Karin F Wasilla AK USA Veteran
5 44 Burmeister, Aaron M Nome AK USA Veteran
66 45 Stielstra, Ed M McMillan MI USA Veteran
44 46 Olson, Ryne F Two Rivers AK USA Rookie
54 47 Barnum, Kirk M Grangeville ID USA Veteran
50 48 Debruin, Hank M Haliburton ONT CANADA Rookie
56 49 Chlupach, Bob M Willow AK USA Veteran
60 50 Sass, Brent M Fairbanks AK USA Rookie
57 51 Williams, Jr., Michael M Akiak AK USA Veteran
51 52 Giblin, Matt M Juneau AK USA Veteran
48 53 DeNure, Zoya F Gakona AK USA Veteran
49 54 Furtwängler, Silvia F Rauland NORWAY Rookie
63 55 Cadzow, Josh M Fort Yukon AK USA Rookie
46 56 Ramstead, Karen F Perryvale AB CANADA Veteran
45 57 Failor, Matt M Mansfield OH USA Rookie
65 58 Sousa, Gerald M Talkeetna AK USA Veteran
52 59 Lindner, Sonny M Two Rivers AK USA Veteran
64 60 Swenson, Rick M Two Rivers AK USA Veteran
55 61 Perano, Curt M Queenstown NEW ZEALAND Rookie
53 62 Buser, Rohn M Big Lake AK USA Veteran
59 63 Peterson, Braxton M Fairbanks AK USA Rookie
62 64 Church, Jr, Art M Willow AK USA Veteran
61 65 Seavey, Dan M Seward AK USA Veteran
47 66 Clarke, Lachlan M Buena Vista CO USA Veteran
58 67 Redington, Ryan M Wasilla AK USA Veteran

Be sure to check out the history of the race to get prepared for the 2012 Iditarod.

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