National Champion Kimber named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 14, 2021

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning her second straight National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship.

The All-American junior at McKendree University  was so dominant during the event that nobody scored a point off her in four matches. Kimber won the 191-pound championship after pinning each of her four opponents in the first round. She finished the season 17-0 in becoming a back-to-back national champion.

The Mt. Edgecumbe High graduate will advance to next month’s Olympic Trials.

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.