Athletes at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics competed in the stick pull today. In the men’s division Darrel Shavings from Nunuvut Island took first place and Sarah Keller won the women’s division. Mike Poulter made it 65 inches to win the greased pole walk and Nolowa Nusunqinya made it 80 inches to win the women’s division. Tonight’s events include the four man carry demonstration, Alaska high kick finals and a muktuk eating contest. Contestants get a one-inch square piece of muktuk and they must chew it — swallowing it whole will disqualify them. Dance groups will also be performing tonight and the Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contestants will give impromptu speeches.
Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage