Skylar Tuckwood performs the one-foot high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood performs the one-foot high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Photos: Native Youth Olympics

Let the games begin!

Photos of the Native Youth Olympics at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

All photos by Michael Dinneen, for the Juneau Empire.

Read a recap of the games here.

Matthew Quinto performs the kneel jump at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Matthew Quinto performs the kneel jump at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School freshman Kyle Abbott performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School freshman Kyle Abbott performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Matthew Quinto competes in the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Matthew Quinto competes in the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Sara Steeves performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Sara Steeves performs the Alaskan high kick at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Sterling Zuboff competes the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Sterling Zuboff competes the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Kellie James competes in the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Kellie James competes in the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Sterling Zuboff competes the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School senior Sterling Zuboff competes the Eskimo stick pull at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood gets ready to be carried by Ashton Olyloe and Josh Sheakley in the wrist carry at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood gets ready to be carried by Ashton Olyloe and Josh Sheakley in the wrist carry at the 2019 NYO Games at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Team Juneau’s Sara Steeves and Kaytlynne Lewis view a video in front of the Native Youth Olympics logo at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

Team Juneau’s Sara Steeves and Kaytlynne Lewis view a video in front of the Native Youth Olympics logo at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Michael Dinneen | For the Juneau Empire)

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