Mitch Seavey

Mitch SeaveyMitch Seavey grew up mushing with his father, Dan in Seward, Alaska. As a young boy he learned the art of mushing, and in 1973, helped Dan train for the first Iditarod. As Mitch grew older, he became interested in Iditarod himself. In 1982, at the age of 22, Mitch competed in his first Iditarod. He did very well for a rookie, taking twenty-second place.

Following his first Iditarod, Mitch turned his attention to raising his sons: Danny, Tyrell, Dallas, and Conway. In 1995, Mitch returned to the Iditarod. However, rather than starting in Anchorage as the racers traditionally do, Mitch started in Seward and became the first musher in over 75 years to complete the entire Iditarod trail from Seward to Nome.

Mitch has competed in every Iditarod since 1995 and has taken sled do racing a step beyond the days of his father. He has worked hard to be an innovator in every aspect of the sport, ranging from dog care to breeding to equipment. These innovations and Mitch’s attention to detail have helped propel Mitch into being one of the most competitive mushers out on the trail. Mitch won Iditarod in 2004 and each year remains a threat out on the trail. In 2013 Mitch became the oldest musher ever to win at the age of 53.

Racing Record

  • 2013 Iditarod – 1st
  • 2013 Tustumena 200 1st
  • 2012 Iditarod – 7th
  • 2011 Iditarod – Withdrawn due to serious injury
  • 2010 Iditarod – 10th
  • 2009 Iditarod – 4th
  • 2008 All Alaska Sweepstakes – 1st, *Largest Prize in Alaska Sports History
  • 2008 Iditarod – 7th
  • 2008 Kusko 300 – 1st
  • 2008 Tustumena 200 – 7th
  • 2008 Knik 200 – 10th
  • 2007 Iditarod – 9th
  • 2007 Tustumena 200 – 3rd
  • 2007 Cantwell Classic – 3rd
  • 2006 Kobuk 440 – 7th
  • 2006 Iditarod – 9th
  • 2006 Kusko 300 – 2nd
  • 2005 Iditarod – 3rd
  • 2005 Kusko 300 – 1st
  • 2005 Tustumena 200 – 9th
  • 2004 Iditarod – 1st
  • 2004 Tustumena 200 – 2nd
  • 2004 Kusko 300 – 5th
  • 2003 Iditarod – 12th
  • 2002 Iditarod – 11th
  • 2002 Klondike 300 – 1st
  • 2001 Iditarod – 42nd, 3 generations finish together
  • 2000 Iditarod – 9th
  • 2000 Grand Portage 300 – 2nd
  • 1999 Iditarod – 12th
  • 1999 Grand Portage – 1st
  • 1998 Iditarod – 4th
  • 1998 Copper Basin 300 – 1st
  • 1997 Iditarod – 16th
  • 1997 Copper Basin 300 – 1st
  • 1996 Iditarod – 15th
  • 1996 Klondike 300 – 3rd
  • 1995 Iditarod – 20th
  • 1995 Copper Basin 300 – 10th
  • 1994 Copper Basin 300 – 18th
  • 1982 Iditarod – 22nd, Rookie Year