Eagle River woman selected to Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Friday, December 21, 2018 - 17:23
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Former Eagle River resident Corey Cogdell-Unrein has been selected to join the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

Cogdell-Unrein is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in trap shooting. The 32-year-old grew up in Eagle River and participated in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

“She is the definition of clutch,” wrote the Hall in an email announcing the selection, which noted she won bronze twice at the Olympics on her final target.

Cogdell-Unrein now shoots in the mixed trap category, which will be added to the 2020 Olympics.

Cogdell-Unrein was selected in the People category alongside Juneau’s Chad Bentz, a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Also making the cut was the Kodiak boys basketball team’s 2001 state championship in the Moment category and the Alaska Run for Women in the Event category.

The Hall’s 13th class will be honored during a banquet in April at the Anchorage Museum.

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