Schumacher is Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week
The Anchorage skier Gus Schumacher won his first Senior National Championship title in his debut national championship race. Just 19 years old, the Service High School grad won the men’s 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint in 3:02.95 against a deep field that included several Olympians.
Gus followed this spectacular effort with a 2nd place finish in the 15K interval start freestyle.
The winner is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.