Team Yukon surpasses 90 medal mark at Arctics

Team Yukon has broken the 90-medal mark with a few more set to trickle in as the 2016 Arctic Winter Games wrap-up today in Nuuk, Greenland. At press time Friday morning, Yukon had pocketed 22 gold, 37 silver and 36 bronze.

Team Yukon has broken the 90-medal mark with a few more set to trickle in as the 2016 Arctic Winter Games wrap-up today in Nuuk, Greenland.

At press time Friday morning, Yukon had pocketed 22 gold, 37 silver and 36 bronze. That total of 95 medals put the Yukon team in second behind Alaska with its 194 and ahead of Alberta North with its 77.

Following bucket loads of medals (or “ulus”) won in individual sports so far this week, medals from team sports began to flow in on Thursday.

Yukon claimed silver in male volleyball for the second Arctics in a row yesterday. The team defeated Alaska in four sets Thursday morning before losing to Alberta North in the final. Yukon’s female team went winless and did not make the playoffs.

Yukon’s male basketball team also made it two straight, capturing bronze – the same as at the 2014 Games. Yukon captured the medal with a 79-61 win over Nunavut Friday morning. With only the gold medal game between Alaska and N.W.T. left, Yukon’s RJ Siosan was leading the tournament at press time with a total of 94 points over his team’s five games. Yukon’s female team placed fourth with a 60-53 loss to Nunavut Friday morning.

The territory will win either gold or silver on Friday in intermediate female futsal (soccer), a sport that saw Yukon claim two bronze medals so far. Yukon will face Team Sapmi in the intermediate female final Friday afternoon. Mikaela Ponsioen is leading Yukon with eight goals in the tournament.

Yukon also claimed bronze in the junior male and juvenile male divisions, both with shutout wins over N.W.T.

Neither Yukon hockey team picked up a medal in the satellite venue of Iqaluit, Nunavut. Yukon’s female team lost 2-1 to Alaska in the bronze game for fourth and the bantam male team went winless and missed the playoffs for fifth.

As of Friday morning, Yukon is still in contention for medals in arctic sports, snowshoe biathlon, Dene games and snowboarding.

With over 90 medals, the Yukon team has surpassed the territory’s medal haul of 85 at the 2014 Games in Fairbanks. Yukon won 122 medals at the 2012 Games in Whitehorse.

Yukon medals (at Friday 11 a.m. PST)

Gold

Katie Vowk (alpine skiing slalom junior female)

Charlie Hawes (alpine skiing slalom junior male)

Shane Orban (alpine skiing parallel slalom junior male)

Robyn Poulter (arctic sports kneel jump junior female)

Matt Jacobson (arctic sports one hand reach open male)

Liam Adel (biathlon – ski 7.5 km individual junior male)

Liam Adel (biathlon – ski 6.0 km sprint junior male)

Bruce Wilson (biathlon – snowshoe 4.0 km mass start junior male)

Aidan Adel (biathlon – snowshoe 2.5 km mass start juvenile male)

Aidan Adel (biathlon – snowshoe 2.0 km sprint juvenile male)

Hannah Deuling (cross country skiing 5 km interval start junior female)

Simon Cash (cross country skiing 5 km interval start junior male)

Derek Deuling (cross country skiing 5 km interval start midget male)

Natalie Hynes (cross country skiing 10 km mass start junior female)

Simon Cash (cross country skiing 10 km mass start junior male)

Team Yukon (cross country skiing 3 x 3.0 km relay junior female)

Team Yukon (Dene games hand games junior female)

Team Yukon (Dene games hand games junior male)

Team Yukon (Dene games hand games open male)

Jedrek Dendys (Dene games stick pull junior male)

Breda McIntyre (snowshoe 2.5 km cross country juvenile female)

Jack Amos (snowshoe 2.5 km cross country juvenile male)

Silver

Shane Orban (alpine skiing slalom junior male)

Katie Vowk (alpine skiing parallel slalom junior female)

Katie Vowk (alpine skiing giant slalom junior female)

Yukon Alpine Ski (team composition)

Anisa Albisser (arctic sports arm pull junior female)

Payton Fobe (arctic sports arm pull junior male )

Dana Jamie Sellars (biathlon – ski 5.0 km individual juvenile female)

Aidan Hupe (biathlon – ski 5.0 km individual juvenile male)

Maria Peters (biathlon – ski 7.5 km individual junior female)

 

Bronwyn Goodwin (biathlon – ski 4.0 km sprint juvenile female)

Maria Peters (biathlon – ski 6.0 km sprint junior female)

Maria Peters (biathlon – ski 7.5 mass start junior female)

Team Yukon (biathlon – ski 3 x 4.5 km relay junior mix)

Bruce Wilson (biathlon – snowshoe 3.0 km sprint junior male)

Veronica Porter (biathlon – snowshoe 2.0 km sprint juvenile female)

Natalie Hynes (cross country skiing 5 km interval start junior female)

Hannah Jirousek (cross country skiing 5 km interval start juvenile female)

Derek Deuling (cross country skiing 3.75 km mass start midget male)

Hannah Deuling (cross country skiing 10 km mass start junior female)

Team Yukon (cross country skiing 3 x 3.0 km relay junior male)

Team Yukon (cross country skiing 3 x 3.0 km relay midget male)

Sarina Primozic (Dene games snow snake junior female)

Maureen McGinty (Dene games stick pull junior female)

Tyler O’Brien (Dene games stick pull open male)

Tim Schirmer (snowboard slopestyle junior male)

Tim Schirmer (snowboard slalom junior male)

Ethan Davy (snowboard snowboard cross junior male)

Sammy Mather (snowboard snowboard cross juvenile male)

Breda McIntyre (snowshoe short distance combined juvenile female)

Jack Amos (snowshoe short distance combined juvenile male)

Team Yukon (snowshoe 4 x 400 m relay junior mix)

Team Yukon (snowshoe 4 x 400 m relay juvenile mix)

Team Yukon (volleyball junior male)

Emi Teramura (wrestling individual up to 55kg junior female)

Kestrel Martin (wrestling individual up to 65kg junior female)

Jarrett Peterson (wrestling individual up to 68kg junior male)

Jacob Melanson (wrestling individual up to 75kg junior male)

Shayne Melanson (wrestling individual up to 82kg junior male)

Emi Teramura (wrestling Inuit wrestling up to 55kg junior female)

Hannah King (wrestling Inuit wrestling up to 71kg junior female)

Bronze

Fayne O’Donovan (arctic sports two foot high kick junior female)

Emily King (arctic sports sledge jump junior female)

Lou Samson (arctic sports sledge jump junior male)

Fayne O’Donovan (arctic sports arm pull junior female)

Team Yukon (basketball junior male)

Bronwyn Goodwin (biathlon – ski 5.0 km individual juvenile female)

Romeo Champagne (biathlon – ski 5.0 km individual juvenile male)

Micah Hildes (biathlon – ski 7.5 km individual junior female )

Daniel Sennett (biathlon – ski 6.0 km sprint junior male)

Dana Jamie Sellars (biathlon – ski 5.0 km mass start juvenile female)

Liam Adel (biathlon – ski 7.5 mass start junior male)

Marika Kitchen (biathlon – snowshoe 4.0 km mass start junior female)

Marika Kitchen (biathlon – snowshoe 3.0 km sprint junior female)

Marika Kitchen (biathlon – snowshoe 5.0 km individual junior female)

Bruce Wilson (biathlon – snowshoe 5.0 km individual junior male)

Aidan Adel (biathlon – snowshoe 3.0 km individual juvenile male)

Natalie Hynes (cross country skiing 750m sprint junior female)

Team Yukon (cross country skiing 3 x 3.0 km relay juvenile female)

Team Yukon (futsal junior male)

Team Yukon (futsal juvenile male)

Asher Brault (snowboard slopestyle juvenile male)

Tim Schirmer (snowboard rail jam junior male)

Sammy Mather (snowboard rail jam juvenile male)

Joe Parker (snowshoe short distance combined junior male)

Joe Parker (snowshoe 5.0 km cross country junior male)

Maya Cairns-Locke (snowshoe 5.0 km cross country juvenile female)

Jack Amos (snowshoe 5.0 km cross country juvenile male)

Joe Parker (snowshoe 10.0 km cross country junior male)

Harris/Janssen (table tennis doubles junior female)

Siosan/Zimmermann (table tennis doubles juvenile male)

Team Yukon (table tennis team event juvenile mix)

Team Yukon (wrestling team competition junior female)

Hannah King (wrestling individual up to 71kg junior female)

Kestrel Martin (wrestling Inuit wrestling up to 65kg junior female)

Jarrett Peterson (wrestling Inuit wrestling up to 68kg junior male)

Shayne Melanson (wrestling Inuit wrestling up to 82kg junior male)

 

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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