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Area powerlifters shine at Kenai Powerlifting Challenge

...sophomore Robin Johnson had a great tuneup before the International Powerlifting Federation RAW Classics Powerlifting World Championships in early June in Finland."Robin Johnson wrecked shop," Schmidt wrote in an email.Johnson hit 330 pounds...
Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

...the unknown musher from Huslia with the fused leg.Alaska Dispatch News reports Attla captured 10 Fur Rendezvous World Championship titles and eight North American Open Championship titles.Throughout his life, Attla faced down numerous setbacks...
Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

...racer ever to compete. In his career, he won eight North American Open Championship titles and 10 Fur Rendezvous World Championship titles.Attla was born in Koyukuk in 1933 and grew up in Huslia, where a final funeral, burial and potlatch will...
Stassel takes gold in slopestyle

...Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships, Stassel, 22, earned all together here at the World Championships."Stassel's first run...accomplishment represented his first world championship of any kind.
Brown Bears' Bouvet to play for France's U20 national team

...mid-December, when Bouvet returns to Europe, Hungary to be precise, for the International Ice Hockey Federation U20 World Championship Division I Group B. France will be joined at the tournament by Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Poland and Ukraine...
A preview of this year's Progress Days

...competition, the first place winner of which will have the chance to attend the International Dutch Oven Society World Championship Cook-Off held in Salt Lake City.The food vendors at this year's event will appeal to a very specific festival...
Three area athletes prepare for powerlifting nationals

...mark in the last 18 months, and with eight weight classes for the women and nine for the men, 17 spots to the world championships are up for grabs.The group leaves Tuesday, and will be facing 470 other competitors, a steep increase from...
Mother Nature shines on Soldotna's 55th Progress Days

...some trouble this year with uneven temperatures and didn't even go over to hear the results. I have been to the world championships twice and am getting better each time but didn't feel my effort today was up to my standards, but am happy the...
Brown and Gold preview: A look at the 2014-15 Brown Bears

...player came from a trade with Corpus Christi. Will go to Hungary in December to play in the U20 Division I Group B World Championships."He's going to be dynamic on offense, especially on the Olympic-sized rink. He plays a solid two-way game...
Sharing the craft

...also a member of the ACWA. He is also an ice carver in the area; he and partner Scott Hanson placed second in the World Championship Ice Carving Competition in Fairbanks. His passion for carving has earned him a little money, he said, but the...


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