May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Cody Strathe

Cody Strathe

Bib Number: 59
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Cody Strathe, 40, was born and raised in Iowa and Wisconsin. He received a BS in Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, in 2001. He first came to Alaska after college in 2001 as a canoe and backcountry guide and “got hooked.” He moved to Fairbanks to go to graduate school for archaeology, where he graduated with a Masters in anthropology in 2009. He has been working as a sled builder and archeologist for the last 11 years. Cody says, “I am an explorer at heart. Being out in the wild areas of Alaska is what makes me happiest, regardless of the season.” During the summer, Cody wears many hats when it comes to a profession. Cody and his wife, Paige, also an Iditarod veteran, own Spearfish Research, a fisheries and archaeology consulting company. This past summer, Cody worked with subsistence salmon fishers along the Yukon River to teach them how to collect scientific data from their catch. Some summers, he does archeological survey work in very remote areas of Arctic Alaska. In between field jobs, Cody builds custom dogsleds for other mushers through his company, DogPaddle Designs. He also builds custom handcrafted paddles and wooden boats. When fall comes, all of Cody’s time and energy is devoted to the mental and physical training of himself and of Team Squid. He began mushing in 2006 and says, “I first became interested in running the Iditarod He became interested in running the Iditarod after finishing the 2013 Yukon Quest. Both Cody and Paige ran the2016 Yukon Quest and the Iditarod, becoming the first couple to run both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod in the same season. After the race season, Cody and Paige guide sled tours at their kennel. In his spare time he enjoys white water kayaking, pack rafting, backpacking and hunting.

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Dog Paddle Designs
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Big Dan's Trucking


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:05:00 16 3/05 12:05:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:54:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:10:00 16 3/06 20:11:00 16 0h 1m 4h 16m 9.84 42
Skwentna 3/07 03:23:00 16 3/07 03:33:00 16 0h 10m 7h 12m 4.17 30
Finger Lake 3/07 12:43:00 16 3/07 12:44:00 16 0h 1m 9h 10m 4.36 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 16:48:00 16 3/07 20:34:00 15 3h 46m 4h 4m 7.38 30
Rohn 3/08 01:25:00 15 3/08 01:53:00 15 0h 28m 4h 51m 7.22 35
Nikolai 3/08 15:12:00 15 3/08 21:22:00 13 6h 10m 13h 19m 5.63 75
McGrath 3/09 03:10:00 13 3/10 04:07:00 12 24h 57m 5h 48m 8.28 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 06:17:00 12 3/10 06:19:00 12 0h 2m 2h 10m 8.31 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 08:50:00 12 3/10 11:09:00 12 2h 19m 2h 31m 9.14 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 00:55:00 12 3/11 05:58:00 12 5h 3m 13h 46m 5.30 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 22:10:00 12 3/11 22:20:00 12 0h 10m 16h 12m 4.32 ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 04:25:00 12 3/12 12:41:00 12 8h 16m 6h 5m 8.22 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 19:46:00 12 3/13 09:06:00 12 12h 20m 7h 5m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 13:27:00 12 3/13 19:44:00 12 6h 17m 4h 21m 10.80 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 12:05:00 12 3/14 17:32:00 11 5h 27m 16h 21m 5.20 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 23:43:00 11 3/15 07:10:00 11 7h 27m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 13:25:00 11 3/15 20:48:00 11 7h 23m 6h 15m 8.00 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 02:51:00 11 3/16 07:28:00 11 4h 37m 6h 3m 7.93 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 13:10:00 11 3/16 21:15:00 11 8h 5m 5h 42m 8.07 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:36:00 11 3/17 03:39:00 11 0h 3m 6h 21m 8.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 06:53:43 11 3h 14m 6.80 ✔ ✔ 22