March 26, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Cody Strathe

Cody Strathe

Bib Number: 5
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Cody Strathe, 39, 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 2007 and says, “I first became interested in running the Iditarod when I realized I had an awesome team of dogs. They deserve to show what they are made of.” Both Cody and Paige ran last year’s Iditarod and last year’s Yukon Quest, 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 hiking, kayaking and pac-rafting.

Sponsors

Clear Alaskan Glacial
Gold Hill Store
The Gas and Diesel Doctor
Sterling Auction and Realty Services
Horst Expediting and Remote Operations
Ursa Major Distillery
Dr. Yamamoto Dentistry
Kinco Gloves

Fairbanks Chevrolet
Woodland Wellness Center
Manmat
T Rose Veterinary Services
Becker Sewing and Design
DogPaddle Designs
The Rock Bottom Stompers
Hard Eats Alaska


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:06:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:19:00 16 3/06 16:26:00 16 0h 7m 5h 13m 11.50 60
Manley 3/07 08:57:00 16 3/07 14:12:00 16 5h 15m 16h 31m 5.45 90
Tanana 3/07 21:54:00 16 3/08 06:17:00 16 8h 23m 7h 42m 8.57 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 02:01:00 16 3/09 08:22:00 14 6h 21m 19h 44m 6.03 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 14:12:00 14 3/10 16:28:00 14 26h 16m 5h 50m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 05:51:00 14 3/11 06:09:00 14 0h 18m 13h 23m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 06:33:00 14 3/12 06:41:00 13 0h 8m 23h 24m 3.68 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 08:51:00 13 3/12 14:29:00 12 5h 38m 2h 10m 10.15 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 18:35:00 12 3/12 22:38:00 12 4h 3m 4h 6m 11.46 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 12:25:00 12 3/13 17:24:00 11 4h 59m 13h 47m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 22:43:00 11 3/14 05:53:00 11 7h 10m 5h 19m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 11:20:00 11 3/14 17:02:00 10 5h 42m 5h 27m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 22:40:00 10 3/15 03:45:00 10 5h 5m 5h 38m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 09:28:00 10 3/15 17:35:00 10 8h 7m 5h 43m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 23:49:00 10 3/15 23:51:00 10 0h 2m 6h 14m 8.82 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 02:34:41 10 2h 43m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 22