Chugiak skier Earnhart named Athlete of the Week

March 8, 2021

Michael Earnhart of Chugiak was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a dominating performance at the ASAA state cross-country skiing championships.

The Chugiak High School standout outpaced a competitive field  to win all three races during the three day event.

Earnhart won the classic race on Thursday by over a minute and Friday’s freestyle race by 12 seconds. On Saturday he posted the fastest leg in the relay event on to help the Mustangs to second place in the team standings.

His efforts earned him the boys Skimeister award, given to the state’s top high school skier.

The athlete of the week recipient 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.