Cody Stadelmaier is the 2016 Adult National Champion. Her other accomplishments include Wyoming State Champion, Colorado State Champion, and Rocky Mountain Regional Champion. She started playing at age 10 on her Grandpa’s fiddle and started competing in competitions at age 13. She has attended Weiser for nearly 30 years and hopes to come for 30 more. This will be her 4th time judging.

In Fort Collins, she spends most of her time teaching fiddle, and being taxi driver to her two kids. Her family spends a lot of time in the outdoors hunting and fishing.

Judging philosophy: I like to hear contestants play within their ability, tunes that showcase what you do best. I like to hear a good groove and good intonation.