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Swoosh Is Back!

Basketball is a beloved sport to many across the North Slope of Alaska. Since 2009, ASTAC has hosted a free throw competition each fall in the eight residential villages it serves, called Swoosh. This family-friendly event brings communities together for an evening of basketball and has allowed ASTAC to engage with our members in a fun and personable way.

Congratulations to JEREMY SIMMONDS of Atqasuk! You our 13th Annual Swoosh Competition Grand Prize Winner - A trip for two to the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament in Houston, TX. All North Slope Borough residents are eligible to participate and need not be an ASTAC member.

Official 2022 Schedule

Point Lay Kali School 11.1.22 7 PM
Wainwright Alak School 11.2.22 7 PM
Atqasuk Meade River School 11.4.22 7PM
Anaktuvuk Pass Nunamiut School 11.14.22 7 PM
Nuiqsut Nuiqsut Trapper School 11.16.22 7 PM
Kaktovik Kaktovik Senior Center 11.30.22 7 PM
Utqiaġvik Hopson Middle School 12.10.22 1 PM
Point Hope Tikigaq School 12.10.22 7 PM

Prizes Are What It’s All About

2022 GRAND PRIZE: (1 winner)

Package for 2: Game tickets to NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Tournament April 1st-3rd, 2023, round trip airfare to and from Houston, Texas, and 4 nights lodging. Grand prize drawing will be held in Anchorage once all Swoosh contests have concluded.

  • Meals and transportation in Houston, Texas are not provided by ASTAC and are the responsibility of the winner.
  • If the grand prize winner is under the age of 18, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Airfare itinerary will be approved by winner before tickets are booked. Any changes to airline or hotel reservations will be at the winner’s expense.

2022 FIRST PLACE: (8 winners, 1 in each village)

$200 Visa Gift Card & entry into grand prize drawing

2022 SECOND PLACE: (8 winners, 1 in each village)

$50 Amazon Gift Card & ASTAC Swoosh Swag Bag

2022 Swoosh Winners

Community First Place Second Place
Point Lay Lola Tukrook Michael Henry
Wainwright Jay Aguvluk Roxanne Nayakik
Atqasuk Jeremy Simmonds Jacquline Ahkivgak
Anaktuvuk Pass Kristen Morry Hugo Kakinya
Nuiqsut Mary Rexford James Killbear
Kaktovik Bertrand Britt Chester Toovak
Utqiaġvik Ben Lane Joanna Lane
Point Hope Nellie Kaigelak Paul Kaigelak