NWT in solid third place

Rider Alinda Edda wins territory's first snowboarding medal
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Alinda Edda of Fort Liard races to bronze in the banked slalom event.

Team NWT earned 13 more medals on Tuesday to keep a solid hold on third place – with 11 gold, 9 silver and 13 bronze uluit – and stayed within two of second-place Yukon, and first-place Alaska. Yamal came up in fourth place with 29 medals.

Team NWT was once again helped forward by the territory's speed skaters who added another seven medals to take their count to 16.

Inuvik's Cullen McLeod earned his second bronze with a third-place finish in the junior male's 500-metre race. Madison Pilling of Fort Simpson also added a second bronze in the same race in the junior female division. Pilling moved up a division this games having competed at the juvenile level in 2010 when she took three gold and a silver in the individual races.

Fort Liard's Alinda Edda also added a medal to the mix, earning the NWT's first snowboarding medal when she took bronze in the juvenile female banked slalom.

Aklavik's A.J. Charlie started the first day of dog mushing strong, earning the NWT a silver ulu in the four-dog 7.5-kilometre race in the juvenile mix division.

Inuvik's Winter Ross won one of two medals for NWT figure skaters to start off the first day of that competition on Tuesday. Ross took a bronze medal in the short program of the Ladies 1 junior female division. Emma du Plessis of Yellowknife took gold in the junior division.

Arctic sports added the final two – posted as of 10:30 p.m, on Tuesday.

Veronica McDonald wowed spectators when she broke her second world record of the week in the two-foot high kick. The 5-foot-6-inch junior female from Fort Smith hit the mark at six feet. She also attempted a 6-foot-2-inch kick.

Yellowknife's Peter Taptoona rounded off the day with a bronze in the two-foot high kick junior male division.

In team sports, the girls curling team rebounded from a big opening loss to Yukon to win two games on Tuesday defeating both Alaska and Alberta North 9-4 and 9-8 respectively. The boys curling team dropped to one win and a loss after being shutout 9-0 by Team Alaska.

In hockey it was Team NWT versus Alaska across all three divisions. Both the boys bantam and midget teams beat the American team, 3-1 and 6-4 respectively and the junior female team was blanked 9-0. The midgets improved to two wins and a loss, the bantams have two wins and a tie and the junior girls hold a record of one tie and two losses.

In soccer, the junior female soccer team lost 3-1 to Greenland to fall to no wins and two losses; the junior males fell 3-2 to Yamal also and dropped to no wins and two losses; the juvenile females who have a record of no wins and two losses had the day off 0-2; the juvenile males beat Yukon 4-3 for their first win of the tournament and now hold a record of one win and two losses. The intermediate females now have a win and a loss after falling 7-2 to Alaska.

The NWT junior boys basketball team remains undefeated after edging out Alaska 77-76. The girls dropped to one win and a loss after losing to 68-50 to Yukon.

The NWT girls volleyball team is two wins and four losses. They beat Nunavut in the two team's second meeting on Tuesday, but lost to both Alaska and  Yukon.

The boys are fairing better with four wins and two losses. They also beat Nunavut and lost to both Alberta North and Yukon.

Gold ulu winners:

Arctic Sports Two-Foot High Kick Junior Female: Veronica McDonald

Arctic Sports Kneel Jump Junior Female: Veronica McDonald

Dene Games Snow Snake Junior Female: Stacey Reindeer

Figure Skating Short Program Ladies 1 Junior Female: Emma du Plessis

Speed Skating 1000m Skate Junior Female: Hannah Clark

Speed Skating 1000m Skate Junior Male: Simon Austin

Speed Skating 500m Skate Junior Male: Simon Austin

Speed Skating 500m Skate Juvenile Female: Rachel Latour

Speed Skating 500m Skate Juvenile Male: Isaac Wideman

Speed Skating 777m Skate Juvenile Female: Lauren Eggenberger

Speed Skating 777m Skate Juvenile Male: Isaac Wideman

Silver ulu winners:

Biathlon - Snowshoe 3 km Individual Juvenile Female: Michaela Crook

Biathlon - Snowshoe 3 km Individual Juvenile Male : Kjel Crook

Biathlon - Snowshoe 5 km Individual Junior Female: Destiny Robert

Biathlon - Snowshoe 5 km Individual Junior Male: Clell Crook

Dene Games Snow Snake Juvenile Female: Zhalaani Drygeese

Dog Mushing 4 Dogs - 7.5 km Race Juvenile Mix: A.J. Charlie

Speed Skating 500m Skate Junior Female: Hannah Clark

Speed Skating 777m Skate Juvenile Female: Rachel Latour

Speed Skating 777m Skate Juvenile Male: James Thomas

Bronze ulu winners:

Arctic Sports Two-Foot High Kick Junior Male: Peter Taptoona

Biathlon - Ski 7.5 km Individual Junior Female: Angeline Magtibay

Biathlon - Ski 7.5 km Individual Junior Male: Christopher Lirette

Biathlon - Snowshoe 5 km Individual Junior Female: Jay Wright

Biathlon - Snowshoe 5 km Individual Junior Male: Brennan Firth

Dene Games Snow Snake Open Male: Willz Storr

Figure Skating Short Program Ladies 1 Junior Female: Winter Ross

Snowboarding Banked Slalom Juvenile Female: Alinda Edda

Speed Skating 1000m Skate Junior Female: Madison Pilling

Speed Skating 1000m Skate Junior Male: Cullen Tate Kakianan Mcleod

Speed Skating 500m Skate Junior Female: Madison Pilling

Speed Skating 500m Skate Junior Male: Cullen Tate Kakianan Mcleod

Speed Skating 500m Skate Juvenile Female: Kristin Chapman

Speed Skating 777m Skate Juvenile Male: Kaed Blake