Rosie Brennan of Anchorage was selected as our Alaska Athlete of the Week after recording two podium finishes in the opening weekend of World Cup Nordic ski racing.

The 34-year-old won silver in the 10K classic on Saturday and bronze in the 20K skate race on Sunday.

In the 10K race Brennan trailed only Ebba Andersson of Sweden, the winner of two gold medals at last season’s World Championships.

She had never medaled in a classic-technique World Cup race. A two-time Olympian, Brennan now owns nine individual World Cup podium finishes.

Also receiving votes:

  • Pheonix Copley – The NHL goalie for the LA Kings from North Pole allowed only one goal over two wins, including a 4-0 shutout win over the Montreal Canadians.
  • Kelsey Griffin – Former Chugiak High hooper scored a WNBL career scoring high of 33 points., knocking down 12-of-19 shots from the field in a two-point loss to Melbourne.

    Isaiah Moses – The UC Riverside basketball player from Dimond High posted D1 career highs in points (22) and assists (6) Tuesday against Green Bay before canning a career-high five 3-pointers Wednesday against Montana State.

    Ellen Silva – Her fingerprints were all over a 2-0 weekend for the UAF women’s basketball team. The Fairbanks native on Friday grabbed 16 rebounds in a 70-62 win over Cal State San Bernardino and on Saturday hit two free throws with 8 seconds left to ice a 59-55 victory over Covenant.

  • Mac Swanson – The 17-year-old forward from Anchorage delivered two assists each for the Fargo Force hockey team in a pair of shutouts over the weekend.

  • Jared Whale – The UAA hockey team goalie led the Seawolves to a massive 1-0 road upset of No. 6 Wisconsin on Friday night. The sophomore snuffed 41 shots to make UAA’s second period goal stand up.

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

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