AFC's popular hardcore fight-fests challenge Alaska's toughest body-busters to unleash their most furious whooping, fostering an all-out war style that prepares its savage fighters for larger showcases, including the UFC. In AFC 80's main event, Light Heavyweight champion Tre Leckbee dares Stephen Waalkes to come and get the title belt without getting belted. In the amateur three-minute round, Orlando Jordan and Aaron Bea also get their takedown on, sweeping legs and tossing elbows like janitors at a mannequin factory. Ladies get in on the devastation in the woman's 130-pound undercard bout, which pits Kloiah "Crazy Mama" Wayland against Kylee Smith.
The longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the country, the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout invites eight men's and four women's teams from across the country for an intense tournament packed into Thanksgiving weekend. In the 34th edition of the men's field, the Seawolves host such formidable foes as Murray State, who dribbled and dunked their way into last year's NCAA tournament, as well as New Mexico State and Southern Mississippi. Gents battle to climb the brackets in four days of play so fast-paced that games must be announced by professional auctioneers.
Since its inception in 2007, Rage City Rollergirls has developed an avid following of fans and fellow roller-derby enthusiasts, training women in the finer points of the hard-hitting formation skating sport. As a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, Rage City Rollergirls ensures each of its members adheres to a high standard of skills as they maneuver and nudge their way around the track, resulting in a fun, high-speed sport that draws droves of spectators.