Posts By: Harlow Robinson

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Fairbanks runner Widman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 28, 2021

Cross country runner Faith Widman of Fairbanks was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after posting her second straight victory to start the NAIA season. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner won the Lane Community College Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, over the weekend in impressive fashion, posting a 35-second win in the women’s 5-K field.  The… Read more »

Aniak musher Diehl named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 22, 2021

Aniak musher Richie Diehl was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning the Kuskokwim 300, a race he grew up watching and dreaming of winning. Diehl, 35, posted a time of 36 hours, 8 minutes and took a 43-minute win over his good friend, Pete Kaiser, a five-time champion from Bethel who finished second. His… Read more »

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 14, 2021

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews was named Alaska Alaska Athlete of the Week after defending her No. 1 national wrestling ranking in style by winning the Grand View Open title in Des Moines, Iowa. She pinned all three opponents, including the fourth ranked wrestler in the championship match. The University of Jamestown star sits atop the NAIA rankings… Read more »

Hoops standout Huffman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 8, 2021

Anchorage’s Brandon Huffman was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after being voted  both the Ohio Valley Conference’s Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week as a Jacksonville State University basketball player. The 6-foot-10 senior had  36-point, 8-dunk, 12-rebound performance in a weekend sweep of Morgan State and Austin Peay. In the first game, he finished with 16… Read more »

Hockey standout Walker named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 1, 2021

Anchorage’s Nolan Walker is the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Alaska Athlete of the Week after ripping off four goals on four shots to highlight an 8-2 win over Miami of Ohio in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The St. Cloud State junior forward is the most accurate sniper in college hockey, leading all D1 skaters with… Read more »

Palmer’s Hopkins brothers Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

January 26, 2021

Levi and Caleb Hopkins were named Alaska Athlete of the week co-winners after an impressive showing in college wrestling. The Palmer brothers had their own whatever-you-can-do, I-can-do-better competition going on for the Campbell University wrestling team. Both Alaskans are featured in the starting lineup for the NCAA D1 Camels and both of them went 2-0… Read more »

Delta sprinter Williams named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 19, 2021

Delta Junction sprinter Hailey Williams shined in her debut for Duke University, earning her Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Facing fellow Atlantic Coast Conference runners from Clemson and Georgia Tech, the Duke University freshman finished second in the 60-meter dash in her college debut. The Alaska sprinter clocked a time of 7.72 seconds as Duke swept the… Read more »

Nordic skier Schumacher named Alaska Athlete of the Week

January 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a spectacular World Cup ski performance, finishing 8th in the 15k Stage 6 of the Tour de Ski in Italy. In what was the best race of the year for American men’s Nordic ski racing, Schumacher stayed in range early on and then strategically worked… Read more »