Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, January 16, 2006

Team Alaska seeks wrestlers

Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska recently announced selection procedures for wrestling. Athletes who are selected through this process will be part of Alaska’s 377-person delegation to the Arctic Winter Games, scheduled for March 5 through March 11 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Selection for the wrestling team will be through an application process. Interested wrestlers born 1988, 1989 and 1990 must submit an athlete application to Steven Wolfe, the sport coordinator and boys coach, no later than Jan. 22. Wolfe’s mailing address is: 5007 Clover Lane, Homer AK, 99603. Wolfe’s phone number is 235-7174 and his e-mail is or

Applications are available on the web at Applications must be accompanied by a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate, two contactable references, a recommendation from a coach who has coached the applicant, and a tape or DVD if the Team Alaska coach is unable to see the wrestler compete in person.

Team Alaska announces Inuit Games teams

Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska today announced the selection of the Junior Boys and Girls and Open Men’s Inuit Games teams. These athletes and coaches will be part of Alaska’s 377-person delegation to the 2006 Arctic Winter Games, scheduled for March 5 through March 11 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The team was selected by Sport Coordinator Gina Kalloch from around the state from interested athletes who applied and was based in part upon the results those athletes achieved in Native Youth Olympics and World Eskimo-Indian Olympics.

The Junior Girls team includes Jasmin Simeon of Aniak, Danielle Malchoff of Port Graham, Tanya Slim of Kipnuk, Virginia Angaiak of Tununak and Annie Patrick of Toksook Bay. The coach for the Junior Girls team is Anchorage’s Candace Parker.

The Senior Women’s team consists of Alissa Joseph of Bethel, Tracy Bacon of Anchorage, Lynette Stettinger of Wasilla, Elizabeth Rexford of Fairbanks and one more athlete to be named.

Toksook Bay and Tununak dominate the Junior Boys team. From Tununak are Jazmin James, Harry Albert and Thomas Albert, while Toksook Bay is represented by Simeon

Aluska and Jason Tulik. Sanford “Sam” Strange of Anchorage is the Junior Boys team coach.

The members of the Open Men’s team come from around the state. Leading the 2006 team is One-Foot High Kick, Alaska High Kick and One-Arm Reach world record-holder Jesse Frankson of Point Hope. Billy Bodfish of Wainwright, Palmer’s David Thomas and Manuel Tumalak and John Chagluak of Anchorage round out the squad.

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