Schumacher named AK Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week
Anchorage skier Gus Schumacher wiped away decades of frustration for the US Ski Team by becoming the first American male to win a World Junior Championship.
Schumacher used a killer kick over the final two kilometers to come from behind and snag the gold medal in the 10-K classic race in Germany by 4.5 seconds.
The Service High graduate’s gold at the U20 international competition is the first medal ever by an American male at World Juniors.
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.