Ski and biathlon teams compete at White Mountain championships

Ski and biathlon teams from the Bering Strait region competed in the 45th annual regional championships in White Mountain last weekend.

The first-place ski team awards went to White Mountain for junior high girls and boys, and Unalakleet for high school girls and boys. Nome-Beltz placed second in the high school boys’ category.

The most improved skiers were Ezra Jack and Isabella Eller of Unalakleet. The skimeister category was filled out by Unalakleet’s Eller, Ourea Busk and Trevin Soderstrom, along with Nome’s Talan Johnson. The best sportsmanship team award went to St. Michael.

In the biathlon competition, Soderstrom brought home the gold for the boys, while Nome’s Tristen Hobbs finished in third place. The Wolfpack’s Busk topped the girls’ biathlon results.

Image at top: Downhill skier. Photo by Maarten Duineveld on Unsplash