NYO athletes bring home the gold
Nome and regional athletes traveled to Juneau to participate in the Traditional Games Native Youth Olympics, on April 2-3.
Competing against six local teams were visiting teams from Hoonah, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Bethel, Nome and Unalakleet, Homer, Chickaloon, Seward, White Horse, Kenai, Kotzebue, Lower Kuskokwim, Kwillingok and Fort Simpspon, NWT, Canada.
Nome’s Parker Kenick set new records for the Juneau Traditional Games in the One-Foot High Kick and the Two-Foot High Kick.
Teague Green-Johnson set new records for Seal Hop and Wrist Carry. Parker Kenick won gold in Kneel Jump, One-Foot High Kick, Two-Foot High Kick; silver in One-Hand Reach; Teague Green-Johnson won gold in Wrist Carry, Dene Stick Pull and Seal Hop.
High school, Boys - Scissor Broad Jump
5.: Paris Hebel, OME, 30’ 6 1/2’’
1. Nick Hanson, UNK, 36’ 61/2” New Record
High School Girls - Kneel Jump
5th: Awaluk Nichols, OME, 27 1/4’’
High school, Boys - Kneel Jump
1st: Parker Kenick, OME, 41’’
High school, Boys - Wrist Carry
1st: Teague Green Johnson, OME, 241’ 1’’, NEW RECORD
5th: Paris Hebel, OME, 72’ 8’’
5. Katlyn Smith, OME, 19’ 6 1/4”
High school, Boys - One-foot-high kick
1st: Parker Kenick, OME, 103’’, NEW RECORD
High school, Boys - Dene Stick Pull
1st: Teague Green Johnson, OME
5th: Paris Hebel, OME
High School Girls - Dene Stick Pull
2nd: Alohna Johnson, OME
2nd: Marjorie Tahbone; 3rd: Vanessa Tahbone; 4th: Nicole Johnson
High school, Boys - Two-foot-high kick
1st: Parker Kenick, OME, 92’’, NEW RECORD
High school, Boys - One Hand Reach
2nd: Parker Kenick, OME, 61’’
High school, Boys - Alaska High Kick
4th: Paris Hebel, OME, 76’’
High school, Boys - Seal Hop
1st: Teague Green Johnson, OME, 110’3’’ NEW RECORD
For complete results see https://traditionalgames.sealaskaheritage.org/