Chefornak Shamans win LKSD NYO District Meet

by Delta Discovery Staff

The Chefornak Shamans are the winners of the 2022 Lower Kuskokwim School District Native Youth Olympics tournament, held in Toksook Bay home of the Islanders on April 7-9th, 2022. Teams participating at the meet including the Shamans and Islanders were the Kwigillingok Eagles, Quinhagak SeaHawks, Kongiganak Wolverines, Akula Tundra Foxes, Tuntutuliak Bluejays, Newtok Jaegers and Mertarvik Pioneers, Eek Cougars, Mekoryuk Herders, Akiuk Grizzlies, Tununak Coasters, and Nunapitchuk Wolves.

The Chefornak Shamans won with 182 pts., coming in second were the Kwigillingok Eagles with 146 pts., and in third was the host team of Toksook Bay with 120 points.

Notable finishes included Chefornak’s Michael Flynn who hit 65” in the high school boys One Arm Reach event and Crystal Moses from Toksook Bay who seal hopped 126.75 ft.

All Stars for the high school girls was Kyra John of Kwigillingok. She scored 60 points. For the boys it was Michael Flynn of Chefornak with 52 points.

Next in NYO is the 2022 State Native Youth Olympics finals in Anchorage to take place April 21-23, 2022 – the first in-person NYO state event since the pandemic began which will take place at the Alaska Airlines Center. Teams will bring banners to display during the Grand Entry of Athletes on opening day.

Native Youth Olympics makes a positive impact in the lives of our youth. It gives them incentive to work hard in school, to stay in school, to be healthy and active in sports, and also to learn sportsmanship and respect. Thank you to all of our NYO sponsors, coaches, parents, and athletes.

2022 LKSD NYO Meet Results

High School Girls

Kneel Jump

1 Kyra John, KWK 40.5”

2 Nikki Erik, CYF 33.625”

3 Desiree John, KWK 33.125”

4 Haylie Gregory, Eek 31.875”

5 Mary Pitka, OOK 31.125”

Wrist Carry

1 Crystal Moses, OOK 30.64 s

2 Destiny Panruk, CYF 27.4 s

3 Mamie Andrew, Akula 23.76 s

4 Natalia Slim, Akiuk 14.74 s

5 Kyra John, KWK 14.55 s

Two Foot High Kick

1 Kyra John, KWK 66”

2 Crystal Moses, OOK 60”

3 Katya Carl, KWK 58”, 1 miss

4 Dana Kiokun, MYU 58”, 2 miss

5 Desiree John, KWK 52”, tiebreak

Scissor Broad Jump

1 Kyra John, KWK 24.813 ft

2 Layla Kashatok, KWK 23.875 ft

3 Daysha Tinker, Kongiginak 23.760 ft

4 Nikki Erik, CYF 23.240 ft

5 Crystal Moses, OOK 22.271 ft

Alaskan High Kick

1 Kyra John, KWK 70”

2 Layla Kashatok, KWK 69”

3 Katya Carl, KWK 65”

4 Crystal Moses, OOK 60”, 0 miss

5 Pearleen Azean, KKH 60”, 1 miss

One Foot High Kick

1 Kyra John, KWK 78”

2 Crystal Moses, OOK 77”

3 Dana Kiokun, MYU 76”

4 Amira Albert, TNK 74” (1 miss)

5 Nikki Erik, CYF 74” (2 miss)

One Arm Reach

1 Destiny Panruk, CYF 56”

2 Crystal Moses, OOK 54”

3 Pearleen Azean, KKH 53”

4 Teana Pavilla, Akiuk 48”

5 Avis Davis, CYF 49” (tiebreak)

Eskimo Stick Pull

1 Summer Cartier, OOK

2 Katya Carl, KWK

3 Autumn Nevak, WWT (N/M)

4 Lucy Atti, KWK

5 Meagan Charlie, KKH

Seal Hop

1 Crystal Moses, OOK 126.75 ft

2 Kyra John, KWK 101.375 ft

3 Chayland Pleasant, KWN 93.385 ft

4 Autumn Nevak, WWT (N/M) 91.521 ft

5 Daysha Tinker, KKH 88.5 ft

Indian Stick Pull

1 Johnelle Smith, WTL

2 Haylie Gregory, Eek

3 Layla Kashatok, KWK

4 Desiree John, KWK

5 Crystal Moses, OOK

High School Boys

Kneel Jump

1 Michael Flynn, CYF 57.625”

2 Henry Kanuk, CYF 53.875”

3 Jordan Lewis, CYF 53.063”

4 Alfred Nicholas, Akula 46.875”

5 Adolph Enoch, NUP 43.125”

Wrist Carry

1 Robert Jimmy II, CYF 35.53 s

2 Glenn Wassilie, Akula 28.58 s

3 Michael Flynn, CYF 24.69 s

4 Bryson Carl, WWT (N/M) 23.07 s

5 Brayden Abraham, CYF 21.46 s

Two Foot High Kick

1 Michael Flynn, CYF 85”

2 Jordan Lewis, CYF 82”

3 Evon Phillip, KWK 72”, 2 misses

4 Henry Kanuk, CYF 72”, 4 misses

5 Daylon Brown, KWN 68”

Scissor Broad Jump

1 Aiden Sipary, OOK 32.156 ft

2 Matthew Panruk II, CYF 31.917 ft

3 Michael Flynn, CYF 31.896 ft

4 Asa Pitka, OOK 31.469 ft

5 Ashton White, WTL 31.146 ft

Alaskan High Kick

1 Jordan Lewis, CYF 82”

2 Tylor Moses, OOK 80”

3 Daylon Brown, KWN 78”

4 Michael Flynn, CYF 76”

5 Caiden Nichols, KWK 72” (1 miss)

One Foot High Kick

1 Aiden Sipary, OOK 96” (1 miss)

2 Asa Pitka, OOK 96” (2 miss)

3 Michael Flynn, CYF 95”

4 Daylon Brown, KWN 93” (1 miss)

5 Jordan Lewis, CYF 93” (2 miss)

One Arm Reach

1 Michael Flynn, CYF 65”

2 Henry Kanuk CYF, 62”

3 Tylor Moses, OOK 58” no miss

4 Robert Jimmy II, CYF 58” 1 miss

4 Daylon Brown, KWN 58” 1 miss

Eskimo Stick Pull

1 Henry Kanuk, CYF

2 Matthew Panruk II, CYF

3 Asa Pitka, OOK

4 Lucas Flynn, TNK

5 Carson John, KWK

Seal Hop

1 Dylan Brown, KWN 97.896 ft

2 Sam Lewis, KKH 87.813 ft

3 Lebron Walter, CYF 65.396 ft

4 Ashton White, WTL 61.021 ft

5 Glenn Wassilie, Akula 59.833 ft

Indian Stick Pull

1 Evon Phillip, KWK

2 Carson John, KWK

3 Daylon Brown, KWN

4 Asa Pitka, OOK

5 Henry Kanuk, CYF

Good job student athletes!

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