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Anchorage skier JC Schoonmaker named Alaska Athlete of the Week after World Cup podium finish

by | Dec 12, 2023 | Athlete of the Week, Nordic Skiing

The best day of  Anchorage Nordic skier JC Schoonmaker’s racing career earned him a World Cup bronze medal.

It also garnered him our Alaska Athlete of the Week honors.

The 23-year-old became one of a handful of U.S. men to reach the podium in the history of sprint racing with his third-place finish in the World Cup sprint race in Ostersund, Sweden.

Schoonmaker is from California but has spent the last several years living in Alaska, where was a two-time NCAA All-American during four seasons at UAA, and is now in his second season with the APU elite team.

Also receiving votes:

  • Suresh Navitsky – Service senior goaltender helped kick off December with a bang for the Cougars with a sparkling 31-save performance in Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over rival South at Ben Boeke Arena.

  • Daishen Nix – The Minnesota Timberwolves guard from Anchorage pumped in 32 points, grabbed eight rebounds and threw down a thunderous two-handed jam while playing with the G-League affiliate Iowa Wolves.

  • Alissa Pili – The Anchorage basketball playerscored a career-high 37 points Sunday against No. 1 South Carolina and solidified her WNBA draft status for 2024.

  • Isaiah Saville – After missing the first two months of the season to injury, the Anchorage goaltender stopped 31 shots in his season debut to lift the Henderson Silver Knights to a 5-1 American Hockey League victory.

  • Tanner Sorenson – The ECHL veteran from Anchorage scored his second career hat trick Friday for the Kalamazoo Wings in a 10-3 dismantling of Iowa. He also added an assist and was +6.

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

Have a candidate in mind? Email us your nomination: info@alaskasportshall.org.

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Alaska Airlines | Nicole Johnston | Richard Mize | Advanced Diagnostics, INC | Aktive Soles | Alaska Oil and Gas Association | Aspen Endodontics | Black-Smith, Bethard & Carlson, LLC. | BOSCO's | Coho Financial Group | Continental Auto Group | Don Clary & Judy Besh | Glen Bailey | Invisalign-Ben Ward | JL Properties | Joey Caterinichio & Ja Dorris| Kathleen Navarre | Midas Alaska | Moose's Tooth, Bear Tooth and Broken Tooth Brewing | Perkins Coie - Sarah & A.J. Schirack | R&M Consultants, Inc. | RE/MAX Dynamic Properties Kevin Taylor | Residential Mortgage | Seth Wickersham & Alison Overholt | Taylored Restoration | Korndrop Family Foundation | Arctic Slope Regional Corporation | Replacement Glass | Zareena and Allen Clendaniel | Foley & Pearson | UAA Seawolves | Tony and Carla Slaton Barker | Sportclips Haircuts | Alliance for Support of American Legion Baseball in Alaska | Alice & Gunnar Knapp | Amy and Jason Miller | Burgerfi | Charles Fedullo | Dan Rufner | Darren Lieb | Don Winchester | Donley Family | Dr. Justin Libby, DDS | Firetap | Harlow Robinson | Jason & Shannon Metrokin | Jim & Michelle Hajdukovich | Joe Alston | Kathie Bethard | Krispy Kreme | Kristopher Knauss | Loren Kroon | Mark and Jamie Johnson | Mark Silverman | On the Border | Pete Robinson | Rick Mystrom | Team Heat | Team Moriarty | The Conway Family | Todd Whited | Moria Smith | In memory of Drs. John & Elizabeth Tower | Peter Pounds | Multisport Training of Alaska/Lisa Keller | RSA Engineering

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