Posts Tagged: Athlete of the Week

World record setter Bartlett named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 19, 2021

Anchorage’s Jack Bartlett was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after rewriting the history book at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championship. The 270-pound 17-year-old set six world records for the 15-to-19 age group and 125-kilogram weight class. Bartlett finished with a personal best total weight of 1,587 pounds in the squat, bench and deadlift…. Read more »

Mt. Marathon champs share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors

July 12, 2021

Hannah Lafleur of Seward and David Norris of Fairbanks were named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners after impressive victories at the 93rd Mount Marathon race. Defending champion Lafleur (she won in 2019, there was no race last year) pulled away from a strong field on the strength of an 11:44 downhill time, the 4th fastest recorded downhill in… Read more »

NBA Finals coach Dunlap named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 6, 2021

Mike Dunlap of Fairbanks was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA Finals from the bench. The 64-year-old assistant coach continues to elevate Alaska basketball as the first Alaskan to coach in the NBA. He is now the first Alaskan to coach in the NBA Finals after… Read more »

Ostrander and Updike share Alaska Athlete of the Week honors

June 28, 2021

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike were named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners after turning in outstanding performances against elite fields of professionals in the steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Ostrander clocked a personal best time of 9:26 in the 3,000-meter obstacle race. The 24-year-old cut nearly four seconds off her previous PR and finished eighth… Read more »

Olympian Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 21, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Olympics, recording a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The 17-year-old came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch defending Olympic gold… Read more »

Homza named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Jonnny Homza hit two homers in a game for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in High-A Central League action to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as of June 5. The leadoff hitter has raised his season batting average 115 points, from .140 to .255, since May 22 thanks to this hot streak. He’s… Read more »

Meszaros selected Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 4, 2021

Anchorage’s Johnny Meszaros became the 16th Alaskan to pitch at the professional level after he made his debut with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers , an affiliate of the Houston Astros. The 27-year-old was a MLB draft pick out of high school who opted to go to college and then saw his career derailed by elbow injuries…. Read more »

Soccer standout Johnson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 25, 2021

Anchorage’s Keith Johnson was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he joined some of the biggest names in soccer in being selected one of 20 finalists for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The two-time Paralympian from Alaska is listed alongside legendary names David Beckham, Hope Solo and Thierry Henry as finalists. Johnson was… Read more »

Soccer prodigy Vargas named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 17, 2021

Anchorage soccer player Obed Vargas was named Alaskas Athlete of the week after turning in an outstanding professional soccer debut for the Tacoma Defiance of the United Soccer League. The midfielder started in his first game and at age 15, was the youngest player on the field. He clocked 66 minutes in the 1-1 tie with… Read more »

Cyclist Loan named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 10, 2021

Anchorage cyclist Sheryl Loan was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after she placed third in the Bike for Women to continue her astonishing streak of never finishing outside the overall top three in the race. Loan, who now races in the 60-64 age-group, clocked a time of 24:26, finishing third among the all-female… Read more »