Sara Steeves competes in the one-hand reach at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Sara Steeves competes in the one-hand reach at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Photos: Traditional Games athletes reach for glory in Juneau

More than 125 athletes from more than 18 locations came to compete in Juneau this weekend.

The 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The games attracted teams from throughout Alaska, international competitors and collegiate teams from Alaska Pacific University and Northern Arizona University.

The games are based on hunting and survival skills that allowed the indigenous people of Alaska to thrive in their homeland for thousands of years, according to partner organization Sealaska Heritage Institute, a nonprofit that promotes and protects Alaska Native culture.

Kyle Worl competes in the two-foot high kick at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. Worl has been a major proponent for increasing the popularity of the games and the Native Youth Olympics. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Kyle Worl competes in the two-foot high kick at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. Worl has been a major proponent for increasing the popularity of the games and the Native Youth Olympics. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

An athlete competes in the Alaskan high kick at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The games attracted teams from throughout Alaska, international competitors and collegiate teams from Alaska Pacific University and Northern Arizona University. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

An athlete competes in the Alaskan high kick at the 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The games attracted teams from throughout Alaska, international competitors and collegiate teams from Alaska Pacific University and Northern Arizona University. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Bryan Johnson of Juneau shows effort on his face while competing in the Inuit stick pull at 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Bryan Johnson of Juneau shows effort on his face while competing in the Inuit stick pull at 2020 Traditional Games held Saturday and Sunday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. (Courtesy Photo | Lyndsey Brollini, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute)

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