NYO Games are all about good sports
The 49th Native Youth Olympics wrapped up on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Center. The games are a three-day celebration of competition, culture and camaraderie.
In particular, Mt. Edgecumbe had a terrific run sweeping the athletic and team sportsmanship award, considered the most prestigious honor.
"It's all about teamwork and sportsmanship, you know individually we could not have won this award," said Kaden Givens, one of four seniors competing. "As a team we just bond together really well. None of us were trying to go for first. We all just came together. We're going really good. We're so supportive."
According to a survey of 2018 NYO athletes, 76% in grades 7–12 surveyed credited the games as an incentive to stay in school.
NYO 2019 results and awards highlights
According to the NYO results website
Gloria Walker Team Sportsmanship:
Male: Judah Eason, Salamatof
Female: Alexandria Ivanoff, BSSD (Bering Strait School District)
Team with 5 or more: Unalaska – 3.79 GPA
Team with 4 or less: Andreafski – 3.46 GPA
Alexandria Ivanoff; BSSD–16 points
John Villena; Unalaska–15 points
Overall team totals:
Mt. Edgecumbe; 44 points
LKSD (Lower Kuskokwim School District); 37 points (tie)
Unalaska; 37 points (tie)
BSSD A; 29 points
Mat-Su A; 28 points
For the results of specific events, head to the 2019 NYO results website.
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