|1996||22nd||10 days, 23:26:00|
|1997||11th||9 days, 23:09:36|
|1998||5th||9 days, 21:43:09|
|1999||8th||10 days, 10:10:54|
|2000||22nd||10 days, 05:48:29|
|2001||6th||10 days, 21:00:30|
|2002||3rd||9 days, 05:46:30|
|2003||8th||10 days, 07:33:07|
|2004||9th||10 days, 00:43:00|
|2005||6th||9 days, 21:41:00|
|2006||5th||9 days, 17:37:45|
Baker started mushing at age 16. He raced in his first Iditarod in 1996, placing 22nd. While he has never won the Iditarod, by his third race he placed in the top 10 and he sustained that position for six of the next seven years (from the 1998 to the 2005 Iditarods), only dropping to 22nd once again in 2000 due to dog trouble. His best finish was in 2002, when he crossed the finish line in 3rd place in 9 days, 5 hours, 46 minutes, and 30 seconds. In 1998, he won both the Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award and the Regal Alaskan's First Musher to the Yukon Award. He has competed in every race from the 1996 to the 2006 Iditarod.
Baker worked as a pilot and manager of his family's air taxi business. He also visits local schools as a motivational lecturer. Like Ramy Brooks, Baker is one of the few Alaska Native dog sled racers who compete in the modern Iditarod.
Baker lives near his extended family on the coast of the Bering Sea in Kotzebue, Alaska, and has a fish camp/winter cabin 30 mi (50 km) away, across Kobuk Lake. His wife, Iva, is a former Miss Arctic Circle beauty pageant winner. His son Alex has competed in the Junior Iditarod. He also has a daughter, Tahayla.
|Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award||1998||First to arrive at Cripple|
|Regal Alaskan's First Musher to the Yukon Award||1998||First to arrive at Anvik|