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World Indian Eskimo Olympics Records


The WEIO official records are as follows: (WEIO, 1995)

 

Ear Weight

Joshua Okpik (Men)

1984

2,777' 10"

Alaskan High Kick

Travis Cronin (Men)

1991

7' 6"

Kathy Bennett (Women)

1989

5' 10"

Greased Pole Walk

Gene Andrew (Men)

1981

13' 6"

Louise Charles & Doris Ahgeak (tie) (Women)

1982

8' 7"

Drop The Bomb

Jeff Maupin (Men)

1987

266'

Lady Laraux (Women)

1983

102'

Two Foot High Kick

Nicole Johnson (Women)

1989

6' 6"

Seal Skinning Contest

Rhonda Nageak (Women & Men)

1967

57 seconds

Knuckle Hop

Darlene Philip (Women)

1979

136'

Four Man Carry

Homer Lord (Men)

1987

187'

Eskimo Stick Pull

"Big" Bob Aiken (Men)

1982-87

Chugie Keller & Drena McIntyre (Women)

1982-85

1986-89

Indian Stick Pull

"Big" Bob Aiken (Men)

7 wins

1976 to 87

Chugie Keller (Women)

3 wins

1982-84

One Hand Reach

Bon Tate (Men)

1986

5' 5"

One Foot High Kick

Travis Cronin (Men)

1991

8' 6"

Carol Pickett (Women)

1990

7' 0"

 

 

 Arctic Winter Games Records


The AWG official records are as follows: (AWG, 1995 & 1996)

One Hand Reach

Tony Klengenberg

NWT

1982

5' 4 1/2"

Yolanda Delkittie

AK

1986

4' 8"

Airplane

Makabe Nartok

NWT

1986

160' 8 1/2"

Don Gorden Ayalik

NWT

1986

5' 1"

Kneel Jump

Travis Cronin

AK

1992

7' 6"

Eleanor Matthias

AK

1992

4' 1"

Kneel Jump Junior Men/Women

Jayco Neeveacheak

NWT

1988

4' 9"

Trudy Kolit

NWT

1988

4' 3 3/4"

Alaskan High Kick

Brain Randazzo

AK

1988

8' 8"

Ingrid Green

NWT

1988

5' 10"

Alaskan High Kick

Junior Men/Women

Edgar Kotokak

NWT

1994

7' 1"

Meika McDonald

NWT

1990

5' 8"

Two Foot High Kick

Nicole Johnson

AK

1994

6' 5"

Two Foot High Kick Junior Men/Women

Nick Randazzo

AK

1988

7' 10"

Nicola Lincoln

AK

1996

5' 10"

Knuckle Hop

Rodney Worl

AK

1988

191' 10"

One Hand Reach

Tony Klengenberg

NWT

1982

5' 4 1/2"

Yolanda Delkittie

AK

1986

4' 8"

One Foot High Kick

Brain Randazzo

AK

1988

9' 6"

Ingrid Green

NWT

1988

7' 4"

One Foot High Kick Junior Men/Women

Jayco Neeveacheak

NWT

1988

8' 10"

Nicola Lincoln

AK

1996

7' 3"

 

 DENE GAMES

Snow Snake

Roger Omikotoak

AK

1990

298'

 

Native Youth Olympics Records

The statewide NYO records are as follows: (25th Anniversary Statewide NYO Program, 1995 and Statewide NYO individual standings, 1995

Kneel Jump

Eleanor Matthias, LKSD

1993

53 1/4"

Cy Webb, LYSD

1994

60 1/2"

Alaskan High Kick

Donna Elliot, LKSD

1994

73"

Ryan Curtis, LKSD

1994

85"

Scissor Broad Jump

Christina Long, Unalaska

1995

28'

Stan Swetzof, Aleutian. Region

1990

36' 6"

Wrist Carry

Diasy Lockwood, Bering Straits

1990

90' 3"

Adam Murphy, LKSD

1989

150' 1 1/2"

Two Foot High Kick

Nicole Johnson, Nome

1987

75"

Brain Randazzo, Anchorage

1984

96"

Seal Hop

Shawna Nicholson, Dillingham

1995

143' 6"

Clinton Johnson, Nome

1987

160' 2 1/8"

One Hand Reach

Audrey Smith, Anchorage

1995

59"

Ralph Clairmont, McGrath

1991

65"

One Foot High Kick

Candice Parker, Nome

1989

84"

Brain Randazzo, Anchorage

1984

110"

Stick Pull

Chugie Keller, Nome

1982-85

Steve Longley, Nome

1976-77

 

Play and games are an important part of any culture in the world. These activities grow out of peoples' customs, beliefs, and the need for physical activity. Games and play can be an excellent way to communicate and express oneself. The games that children involve themselves in at an early age can help determine and inspire personal growth. Native game objectives were developed to teach the young people skills and cultural values of their society, not of competition. These training programs evolved into the games we know today. According to Worl (1985), "These games were designed to allow the young men and women to develop strength and skills to conduct activities which contribute to the support of the tribal group. The games also stressed cooperation and communal values of tribal people".

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