Posts Tagged: Skiing

Quinn competes at World Skimo Championships

March 16, 2017

When Najeeby Quinn attempted her first ski mountaineering race in 2012 on borrowed gear, she struggled mightily. “It was freakin’ horrible, the most humbling thing ever,” Quinn said of the experience in Colorado, where she grew up. “My mom almost beat me in the race.” Despite the inauspicious start, Quinn, of Anchorage, had a surprising… Read more »

Kurka double medals in downhill at Para-Alpine World Cup

January 13, 2017

Para-alpine skier Andrew Kurka of Palmer proved he’s still got it. The 24-year-old picked up a pair of medals and beat a world champion in the first World Cup downhill races of the season in Austria. Kurka, of Colony High fame, placed second to New Zealand’s world champion Corey Peters in the first men’s sitting… Read more »

Kurka returns from Nationals with pocket full of medals

February 18, 2016

Palmer’s Andrew Kurka was having an epic time at the U.S. Adaptive Alpine Nationals in Aspen, Colorado, until the final day. That’s when things went to another level. Kurka, of Colony High fame, capped the greatest race series of his ski career with a gold medal in the super-G, beating reigning world champion Corey Peters… Read more »

Paralympian Kurka back from injury, eager to hit slopes

July 10, 2014

Battered and bruised, but not broken, Andrew Kurka of Palmer hasn’t dwelled on the disappointment of his early exit from the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. He’s too busy having fun. “I feel great. Been staying very busy and spending as much time home as possible. That really helps me with the psychological portion of… Read more »