Search Results for: Jake Heun

Heun victorious in his debut (Mixed Martial Arts)

Nicknamed ‘Animal,’ Alaska’s Jake Heun used his animal instincts to make quick work of his opponent in his mixed martial arts debut last weekend. The 235-pound Heun, who is entering his senior season with the University of Hawaii football team, beat D.J. Poti of Maui by TKO in the first round in a heavyweight fight… Read more »

Heun climbs into octagon (Mixed Martial Arts)

Alaska’s Jake Heun is going from the gridiron to the octagon. But that doesn’t mean his football career at the University of Hawaii is finished. To help him prepare for his career choice after college, the 235-pound Heun will make his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night against D.J. Poti of Maui in a heavyweight… Read more »

‘That’s for Alaska, baby’ (Mixed Martial Arts)

If anybody ever doubted Jake Heun’s ability to make the jump from college football to mixed martial arts, he put that idea to rest tonight. Heun delivered a resounding TKO win over eight-fight veteran Ed Carpenter after connecting on a beautiful head-kick, right-left combo that would have made Dana White proud. From there Heun finished… Read more »

Gridiron notes (Football)

Zack Bowman of Anchorage got his first NFL start with the Chicago Bears, collecting 7 tackles in a 17-14 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bowman held his own, although many people wonder why Big Ben didn’t test the second-year cornerback more often. Nonetheless, he didn’t get burned, and he helped the Bears bagel the… Read more »

Alaskans take part in opening weekend (Football)

The college football season officially kicked off last night, but the first Alaska player at a major school won’t hit the field until this evening. And more will follow throughout the Labor Day weekend. Palmer’s Jake Heun will christen the celebration tonight when his Hawaii Warriors host Central Arkansas. On Saturday, teams featuring five Alaskans… Read more »