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Deke Naaktgeboren

Bib Number: 14
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
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Biography

Deke Naaktgeboren, 38, was born and raised in Pella, Iowa. Deke, an alumnus of Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado, earned dual degrees in Business and Recreation. Before moving to Alaska, Deke lived in Florida where he was a park ranger in Everglades National Park. His dream has always been to live in Alaska and compete in the Iditarod. Deke currently resides in the Goldstream Valley of Fairbanks, Alaska. He spends most of his summer in the 40 Mile Country near Chicken, Alaska and works for the Bureau of Land Management. He began mushing in 2008 and has run a number of distance and mid-distance races since then. He seems to be a magnet for bad weather during races and was part of the Elim 11 in the 2020 Iditarod. He hopes to have a bit quicker and less dramatic run in his 2nd Iditarod in 2022. Deke is the father of Nolan, 6, and lists his hobbies as “being a dad, fixing things, and mowing the lawn.” He cannot wait to come down Front Street with his best dog Princess Jasmine leading the way.

SPONSORS:
Aurora Animal Clinic
Chicken Creek Saloon
The Amazing Individual Dog Sponsors
Nikki and Eric
Uncle Lar’s Outpost

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