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Darren Lieb

Two Bethel wrestlers are competing for their chance to earn All-American titles.

Thomas Dyment, a Bethel junior, earned his third state title in the 106 pound weight class at the 2016 1-2-3A State Wrestling Championships. In July, he and sophomore Hayden Lieb are heading to the National Championships in North Dakota.
Ana Hoffman

Seven Bethel wrestlers traveled to Idaho last week to compete in the 2017 West Regional Championships.

Dean Swope / KYUK

For the first time, the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is limiting the number of mushers who can compete in the premier Western Alaska event. Thirty mushers will be allowed to race the frozen Kuskokwim next year; this year 20 mushers competed.

Last month, Natalie Hanson broke another American powerlifting record at the U.S. National Championships in Orlando, Florida with a squat lift of 270 kilograms (595 pounds). Hanson is pictured here at the 2015 World Championships in Luxembourg.
Courtesy of Natalie Hanson / International Powerlifting Federation

Natalie Hanson of Bethel has broken both an American record, and an unofficial world record in powerlifting. Hanson said that part of her record setting success has been due to her ability to appreciate her body for function over appearance, which has led her to create a movement within the sport.

 


Courtesy of Kiah Charlie

Class of 2017 high school graduate Kiah Charlie has made Scammon Bay history. She’s the first student from the Yukon village to receive a college basketball scholarship and to sign a letter of intent to play with a college team. The accomplishment comes after a decade of hard work from Kiah and her community.


Darren Lieb

The Bethel wresting season has ended with two final tournaments this past weekend and the first appearance by Bethel wrestlers at a major national tournament in Las Vegas.

Louise Russell

Following their first trip to the State Judo Championships, Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Judo Club is back on the mat for the last few practices before summer break. After taking home multiple titles, the team is amped to return next year.

 

 

 


Katie Basile / KYUK

Mushers can mark their calendars for next winter's K300. The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race will once again fall the weekend after Martin Luther King day.

Gregory Lincoln / The Delta Discovery

The Native Youth Olympics is unlike any other competition or sport.  The difference is there at the beginning, when the National Anthem is sung in Yup'ik.


Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Here are the results and awards for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta teams at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage.

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