WEIO Games Kick Off At Carlson Center: Nick Hanson Almost Breaks Toe Kick World Record

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The 2017 edition of the World Eskimo Indian Olympics officially kicked off this morning at the Carlson Center.
It all started with the Toe Kick at 11am which crowned our first two winners of the event.

In the Toe Kick the athletes must stand with their toes on the starting line, jump forward with their feet parallel, kick a stick backwards with their toes on both feet, then land the jump.
In this contest of Athletic agility, balance, and footwork, Kinniq Terry Johnson, who took third place in last year's toe kick, won it all on the women's side of things.
We also nearly saw a World Record be broken.
After the field of Men's competitors cut down, one man stood tall.
Nick Hanson, an Unalakleet athlete who made it to the final rounds on the TV show American Ninja Warrior, won the event with an 80 inch jump but decided to keep moving forward.
After hitting a 96 inch jump he decided to try and break the world record with a 100 inch attempt.
The Eskimo Ninja came up just short but still earned the first place finish in this year's toe kick.

The Opening day of WEIO will continue into the Opening Ceremony tonight at 6pm.
The Opening ceremony will last until around 7:30 when the games will once again start back up.
The Miss WEIO Pageant will host their Introduction and Talent Show in the Pioneer room.
There are set to be two dance performances, the one hand reach, fish cutting contest, and four man carry all taking place tonight after the opening ceremonies at the Carlson Center.