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2014 Native Youth Olympics

Brittney Boney, from Bethel, AK, competes in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Mario Casados from Tikigaq, AK, competes in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An official measures the height of the seal skin ball in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Judge Albert Gregory keeps an eye on the contact with the stick during Toe Kick competition at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Jonisha Wilson, from Unalakleet, won the women's Toe Kick with a distance of 64 inches at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Louise Leonard coaches 4 year old Luke Johnson as her kicks the seal skin ball during a break in the action during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Steven Ugale, form Unalaska, launches towards the stick during Toe Kick competition at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK. Ugale broke his own world record in the event with a jump of 99 inches.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Louise Leonard coaches 4 year old Luke Johnson as her kicks the seal skin ball during a break in the action during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Aylayna Canoe kicks the seal skin ball during a break in the action during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Chelseanne Kaleak reaches for the seal skin ball during a break in the action during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Athletes compete in the Toe Kick at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Elijah Winfrey, 13, of Fairbanks competing in the Alaskan High Kick during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Autumn Ridley, 18, broke her own world record by one inch with this 83" Alaskan High Kick during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Alaskan High Kick event during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Bill Roth
Jordan Kashatok of the Lower Kuskokwim School District team launches herself in the kneel jump as the 2014 Native Youth Olympics get under way on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Athletes wait for the Grand Entry of Teams at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Kasey Ryan of the Mat-Su team launches into the air in the kneel jump as action gets under way at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Athletes from Anchorage, left, and Mt. Edgecumbe High School of Sitka, right, prepare to march in the Grand Entry of Teams as the 2014 Native Youth Olympics get under way on Thursday afternoon, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Magdaline Kapatak of Southwest Region flies in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Bethel athletes honor the national anthem during opening ceremonies at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Heather Kanuk of Nenana competes in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Bering Strait athletes stand at attention for the color guard during opening ceremonies at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Victoria Treder of the Anchorage team touches down in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
The Dillingham team spirit mask finds a home in the bleachers at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Autumn Ridley of the Anchorage team flies to a third-place finish in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Ridley flew 49 inches in the event.
Erik Hill
Hunter Wilson, left, and Wyatt Knowles of Valdez play hackeysack outdoors while awaiting the Grand Entry of Teams at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Erik Hill
Shoney Ridderbush of Valdez flies in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Timothy James carries the messenger eagle for the Nome team during the Grand Entry of Teams at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center.
Erik Hill
Apaay Campbell of Gambell and the Bering Strait team competed in the kneel jump at the 2014 Native Youth Olympics on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Campbell claimed first with an effort of 53 and one-quarter inches.
Erik Hill
Brittney Boney, from Bethel, AK, competes in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Mario Casados from Tikigaq, AK, competes in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
An official measures the height of the seal skin ball in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Students from across Alaska compete in the One foot High Kick in the Dena'ina Center in downtown Anchorage during the Native Youth Olympics on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Bob Hallinen
Judge Albert Gregory keeps an eye on the contact with the stick during Toe Kick competition at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Jonisha Wilson, from Unalakleet, won the women's Toe Kick with a distance of 64 inches at the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
Louise Leonard coaches 4 year old Luke Johnson as her kicks the seal skin ball during a break in the action during the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Anchorage, AK.
Bob Hallinen
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