Public write-in recommendations (Hall of Fame)
Here are some of the comments people had about their recommendations for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
Don’t forget: public voting for the Class of 2011 will happen this fall.
From Drew Wahlin: I would like to nominate freestyle skiing legend Hawley Roger “Rojo” Evans of Fairbanks. He is a highly respected member of our professional skiing community based on his 1970’s legendary freestyle skiing career and his development of Moose Mountain Ski Resort and the North Star Golf Club in Fairbanks. After his professional skiing days Mr. Evans went on to earn a civil engineering degree and a masters in engineering management at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He spent the next 14 years working for the BLM building recreational facilities.
From Genia Fuller: I competed with Roger Evans during the formative years of freestyle skiing and was struck by the warmth, kindness, and humanity he showed in whatever venues we were given to perform. He was always there for his fellow competitors, and as a native Alaskan, parlayed his skills into a civil engineering career in which he has provided an environmentally forward golf course (North Star) and equally user friendly ski area. Roger is the epitome of a superstar not only in sports, but in life as well.
From Kathy Fitzgerald: I would like to nominate the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race (also referred to as “the Open” or “Open North American”). We celebrated the 65th annual ONAC in 2010. It has a significant impact on the Fairbanks community and has been the anchor for Winter Carnival since before 1946 when it was referred to as the Fairbanks Sled Dog Derby.
From Patricia Parsch: I don’t think Marcie Trent has been inducted, but she is a true athlete. Her records are remarkable for an older athlete and she died doing what she loved.
From Clint Pickarsky: My sister Renae Pickarsky won state and set the Alaska high school girls high jump state record in 1983 of 5 feet 6 inches. It is still standing today! That’s Hall of Fame worthy in my book.