NYO at State

NYO at State
Posted on 04/28/2022
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Our Native Youth Olympics (NYO) team, the LKSD All Stars, competed at State last weekend, the first State competition for each of our NYO team members, and an unforgettable event for everyone. 


NYO has a rich history; tied to the roots of that history is its emphasis on encouraging personal growth in a uniquely supportive environment. Even though it is considered a competition, athletes and coaches encourage everyone to do well and will often cheer on an opponent.  Athletes are primarily working to beat their own personal best height, jump, distance; an overall team win is an added bonus!


NYO team award, first placeEven the audience will support an athlete that is concentrating by sitting quietly in the stands.  Sharon Wegner, LKSD Student Activities Coordinator, was particularly impressed by the audience support during the one foot high kick; the Alaska Airlines center was so quiet she said she could hear the music in the background being played in the concession stand and the pitter-patter of toddler feet running around looking for grandma. 


As has happened many years, the LKSD All Stars went into the final event not in the lead for points.  Our seal hoppers once again pulled through in the last event, taking two first place wins! This year’s overall team points placed the LKSD All Stars in first place. Jordan Klejka took first place in the two foot high kick, and BRHS took home the best banner award. 


the BRHS NYO bannerThank you to all of our NYO participants, volunteers and coaches for a great year! 

Results for individual events:


Wrist Carry: 

Girls  4th Crystal Moses-Toksook Bay


Alaskan High Kick 

Girls  2nd Kyra John-Kwigillingok

Boys  4th Jordan Lewis-Chefornak


One Arm Reach: 

Girls  5th Destiny Panrruk-Chefornak

Boys  2nd Michael Flynn-Chefornak


Two Foot High Kick:

Girls  1st Jordan Klejka-BRHS

Boys  4th Michael Flynn-Chefornak


Kneel Jump:

Girls  5th Kyra John-Kwigillingok

Boys  2nd Michael Flynn-Chefornak    3rd Dalyn Moses-BRHS


Indian Stick Pull:

Girls  4th Johnelle Smith-Tuntutuliak

Boys  2nd Evon Phillip-Kwigillingok


Jordan Klejka first place two foot high kickOne Foot High Kick:

Girls  4th Jordan Klejka-BRHS


Seal Hop:

Girls  1st Crystal Moses-Toksook Bay

Boys 1st Devon Mann-Kipnuk   2nd Landon Smith-BRHS (3 tied)


Best Banner Award-BRHS


Overall Team Points:

1st  LKSD All Stars (36)

2nd Matsu A (32)

3rd  Mt. Edgecumbe (31)

4th  Unalaska (24)

5th  Anchorage A (22)


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