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Deke Naaktgeboren

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Biography

Deke Naaktgeboren, 36, was born and raised in Pella, Iowa. He went to Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, where he earned dual degrees in Business and Recreation. Before moving to Alaska so he could run Iditarod with his own dogs, Deke lived in Everglades City, Florida, where he was a park ranger in the Everglades National Park. Deke lives off the grid north of Fairbanks, Alaska with his son and 35 Alaskan Huskies. He spends most of his summer in the 40 Mile Country, and works for the BLM. He began mushing in 2008 and has run a number of distance races since then. Last year he had the time of his life running the Yukon Quest and feels ready this year to take on the Iditarod, a dream he has had since he adopted a Siberian Husky, Nautique, who showed him that sled dogs can really fly! Deke is the father of Nolan, 3, and lists his hobbies as “being a dad,” fixing things, and mowing the lawn. He cannot wait to come down Front Street with Princess Jasmine leading the way.

Sponsors

Aurora Animal Clinic
Jeff and Barb Naaktgeboren
Teresa Saunders
Brenda Naaktgeboren
Randy and Sandy Naaktgeboren
Yokes Construction

The Wonderful Individual Dog Sponsors
Josh and Lacey Trygstad
Bob and Kathy DeMonnin
Eric Straley and Family
Chicken Creen Saloon
Kendall Elifrits


2020 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/08 14:24:00 14
Yentna 3/08 20:09:00 14 3/08 20:13:00 14 0h 4m 5h 45m 7.30 42
Skwentna 3/09 05:20:00 14 3/09 05:33:00 14 0h 13m 9h 7m 3.29 30
Finger Lake 3/09 14:17:00 14 3/09 19:29:00 14 5h 12m 8h 44m 4.58 40
Rainy Pass 3/09 23:19:00 14 3/10 05:13:00 14 5h 54m 3h 50m 7.83 30
Rohn 3/10 09:30:00 14 3/10 15:09:00 14 5h 39m 4h 17m 8.17 35
Nikolai 3/10 23:47:00 14 3/11 09:04:00 14 9h 17m 8h 38m 8.69 75
McGrath 3/11 15:06:00 14 3/11 20:08:00 12 5h 2m 6h 2m 7.96 48
Takotna 3/11 22:42:00 12 3/11 22:44:00 12 0h 2m 2h 34m 7.01 18
Ophir 3/12 01:51:00 12 3/13 03:22:00 12 25h 31m 3h 7m 7.38 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/13 17:09:00 12 3/13 21:46:00 12 4h 37m 13h 47m 5.30 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/14 11:01:00 12 3/14 17:05:00 12 6h 4m 13h 15m 5.28 ✔ 70
Galena 3/15 01:30:00 12 3/15 10:03:00 11 8h 33m 8h 25m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/15 17:00:00 11 3/15 22:23:00 11 5h 23m 6h 57m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/16 03:49:00 11 3/16 11:17:00 11 7h 28m 5h 26m 8.65 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 01:40:00 11 3/17 07:24:00 10 5h 44m 14h 23m 5.91 ✔ ✔ 85
Koyuk 3/18 04:48:00 10 3/18 11:57:00 8 7h 9m 21h 24m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 90
Elim 3/18 18:20:00 8 3/20 08:43:00 8 38h 23m 6h 23m 7.52 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 14:23:00 8 3/21 22:23:00 7 8h 0m 29h 40m 1.55 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 05:34:00 7 3/22 05:36:00 7 0h 2m 7h 11m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 08:48:40 7 3h 12m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 22