Unalakleet athlete breaks AWG one foot high kick record
An Alaska athlete has broken the Arctic Winter Games record for the one foot high kick.
Stuart Towarak from Unalakleet kicked 9’7” in the men’s one 1 in Fort Smith, Canada.
That’s one inch higher than his personal best.
Towarak, 24, said he’s been working for years to reach that height.
"When I saw the top of my kick and how hard I kicked it, I started screaming on the way down, and I started screaming and celebrating when I got to my landing because I knew I just smashed it,” he laughed.
Towarak’s dad was also a one-foot high kick record holder in the 1980s.
In addition to taking home a gold ulu for his new record, Towarak also grabbed the bronze in the two-foot high kick.
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