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AWOF supports future Olympians [Scholarship]

Help spread the word. The 2012-2013 Alaska Winter Olympians Fund scholarship grant application period is open until Oct. 30. Here is the press release: Alaska consistently produces highly competitive winter Olympic athletes. From Alison Owen in 1972 to Kikkan Randall today, Alaskans are proud of the accomplishments of their athletes. Athletes who reach this level… Read more »

Dodging mosquitos, dancing to Lady Gaga [Skiing]

Here is part of a Q&A circulating the internet with World Cup ski champion Kikkan Randall of Anchorage Q: In your summer training, do you prefer roller skiing, running or mountain biking? Kikkan: “One of the things I love best about cross-country skiing is how many different ways we get to train. I really love… Read more »

Supporting Alaska’s next medalist (Olympics)

In Europe, Winter Olympians are household names. Here they work at Home Depot. That’s probably why the U.S. went eight decades [1932 to 2010] before winning another medal count at the Winter Games. Regardless, few states have pulled their weight quite like Alaska when it comes to producing Winter Olympians. The state’s legacy is longer… Read more »

Bullock proud American in Norway (Basketball)

After winning two league championships in six seasons and establishing himself as a perennial 20/10 threat, Peter Bullock of Anchorage was paid the ultimate compliment by the Norwegian basketball federation. They wanted him to jump ship. “I was contacted about changing citizenship and joining their national team,” Bullock told me. “But I’m proud to be… Read more »

Induction ceremony Tuesday night (Hall of Fame)

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will honor the Class of 2011 on Tuesday night from 6 to 7:30 at the Anchorage Museum auditorium. The ceremony will feature video biographies, portrait unveilings and trophy presentations to the inductees. Nordic skier Kikkan Randall will be introduced by her aunt and mentor, Olympian Betsy Haines. Coach Chuck… Read more »

KTUU to air inductee videos (Hall of Fame)

KTUU Channel 2 tonight will begin broadcasting the first of four Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 inductee videos, leading up to the induction ceremony Tuesday night at the Anchorage Museum. The videos are grade-A quality and provide incredible insight, so make sure to watch the 6 o’clock news hour. “Huge kudos to… Read more »

Kurka eyes 2014 Winter Games (Skiing)

Move over Kikkan Randall and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, there’s another Alaska hopeful for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Make room for monoskier Andrew Kurka of Palmer. The 18-year-old with the Challenge Alaska Adaptive Race Team and Alyeska Ski & Snowboard Club dreams of representing the U.S. at the Paralympic Games. He participated in PEV… Read more »

Welcome the Class of 2011 (Hall of Fame)

Olympic nordic skier Kikkan Randall and high school basketball coach Chuck White headline the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011, which was announced today. Joining the two individuals in the class are Mount Marathon, to be inducted as an event, and Scott Gomez bringing the Stanley Cup home to Anchorage in 2000, to… Read more »

Grover named U.S. Ski Team nordic coach (Skiing)

It seems like a lifetime ago that Chris Grover was zooming around Kincaid Park as a member of the West High Eagles cross-country ski team. That’s because today the 1989 graduate was named head coach of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team. Grover had coached the national sprint team for the last four years before being… Read more »

TeamUSA.org to give insider’s view (Olympics)

With Uncle Sam expected to compete for tops in the Olympic medal count, there are bound to be plenty of interesting stories surrounding the U.S. Team at the Vancouver Games. Let TeamUSA.org be your one-stop Web site. “Anyone who registers on TeamUSA.org will have access to the latest info and will receive exclusive updates throughout… Read more »