The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced on Wednesday, December 14th. Joining NYO competitor Nicole Johnston are Iditarod champions Martin Buser and Jeff King, as well as Vern Tejas, the first solo climber to finish a winter ascent of Denali.
The weeklong international tournament ended Friday in Nuuk, Greenland. On the final day of competition, athletes from Nome and Unalakleet earned six medals.
Team Alaska holds a commanding lead with 198 medals — double the awards of second-place Team Yukon.
After three days of competition in Nuuk, Greenland, Team Alaska leads all nine national teams with 108 medals.
Nome’s Tim James won his second award of the tournament by taking bronze in Stick Pull. Wilson Hoogendorn also earned a spot on the podium with a bronze medal in Biathlon Ski.
Tim James of Nome earned the silver medal in Junior Men’s Snow Snake. The distance event has competitors throw spears along an ice track, recreating a traditional hunting technique.
Nine athletes from Nome are competing at the international tournament. They’ll participate in four events: Dene Games, Arctic Sports, Biathlon Ski, and Alpine Skiing.
Ski, Biathlon Championships in White Mountain Earn Western, Interior Athletes Trip to Arctic Winter Games
A total of five cross country skiers and biathletes from secured a spot at the 2016 international competition in Nuuk, Greenland for their performance in the WISA championship.
In Thursday’s news: Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association sends delegation to Washington, DC; U.S. Army Corp of Engingeers delays release of important decision on WAK deep draft…