Sydnee Kimber of Sitka was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning an Alaskan women’s record fourth collegiate national wrestling title.

The McKendree University senior used a headlock takedown in the final 30 seconds the title match to pin Traeh Haynes of North Central and win the 191-pound weight class at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships.

With the win, Kimber finished the season 28-1 and avenged a loss to Haynes in February that snapped her 69-match winning streak.

Kimber’s earlier loss to Haynes wasn’t just her first loss in three years, but it was the first time anybody had scored a point against the Alaskan in two years.

Kimber finished her Bearcats career with a 103-5 record; that after going 90-0 in high school.

In 2017, Kimber became Alaska’s first four-time state champion in girls wrestling.

The Alaska Athlete of the Week is selected by a panel each Monday.

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Also receiving votes: UAF Nanooks Rifle Team, Vanessa Aniteye, Joe Davies, Max Helgeson

Photo courtesy Pat Knapinski

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