Gumera Kicks Out First Place At NYO Games

Apr 25, 2016

Kim Gumera performs the Alaskan High Kick during NYO practice earlier this month.
Credit Chrissy Roes, KUCB

The 2016 Native Youth Olympic games took place in Anchorage April 21-23, and ten local students comprised Unalaska's team.

Senior Kim Gumera earned first place among the boys in the Alaskan high kick competition, with a score of 89". He also came in second in the boys two-foot high kick event.

Kim's sister Kaye Gumera took home second place in the girls kneel jump competition and Neil Bucaneg earned fifth place in the boys kneel jump. Neil also earned fourth in the boys seal hop competition, with a finish of 121 feet and ten inches.

In the wrist carry event, Kaye Gumera earned second place with carriers Darrell Laforteza and Trey Henning. Kaye also came in second place in the girls scissor broad jump, and third in the girls one-foot high kick event.

On Friday, Matthew Faoasau came in fourth place in the boys Eskimo stick pull event, and Brian Conwell earned second place in the boys one-hand reach. 

Check out Channel 8's footage of Unalaska's team practicing for competition earlier this month: