Power Bismarck January Athlete of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS to Holland Fitterer on being chosen as January’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!
Holland is a sophomore at Century High School where she excels both in the classroom and on the court for volleyball. This past spring, Holland’s club volleyball team won a national qualifier in Montana, which earned them the opportunity to compete at nationals in Florida. She was named to the President’s Day Tournament all-tournament team as well as being named the MVP at the Star & Spikes volleyball camp. Holland’s success on the court doesn’t make her forget about the ‘student’ part of student-athlete. She is a recipient of the President’s Education Award for her academic success in the classroom. Holland is a glowing example of what a student-athlete should strive to be. She always is giving high effort to improve whether it’s in her training, on the court or in the classroom. She is kind to all those she encounters and her positive, attitude is infectious is all those around her.
Power Bismarck December Athlete of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan Porter on being chosen as December’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!
Jordan is a freshman at Bismarck State College where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. He is an alumni of St. Mary’s Central High School, where he participated in football and baseball. Jordan has been training athletic development at POWER and skill development through the Ben Berg Baseball Academy for the last few years and says his favorite thing about Sanford Power is the environment. “It’s always welcoming and energetic,” he said.
More recently, Jordan has been consistently training four times a week for the last 9 weeks and his hard work, commitment and discipline have spoken for themselves in terms of results. All within the last two months he’s gained 15 pounds of lean body mass and his back squat has increased 40 pounds. On the field, his exit velocity has improved 4 mph and his max throwing velocity has improved 6 mph.
Whether it’s doing a 360⁰ on a surfboard, hunting or fishing, when he’s not training he is participating in various outdoor recreational activities. Jordan was the recipient of the 2020-2021 Jeff Burgress Memorial Scholarship, where students were selected on the premise of respect for others, honesty, dependability and a plan to pursue an education in a science-related field.
Power Bismarck November Athlete of the Month
CONGRATULATIONS to Erin Palmer for being chosen as November’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!
Erin is a senior at Century High School where she competes in swimming and track & field. Her work ethic, competitiveness and tenacity has led to many accolades both in the pool and on the track. In the pool, where she was named a team captain this season, Erin has earned individual state titles in the 200 IM, 100 breast stroke and has been a contributing member to the Patriot’s last 6 consecutive team state titles. On the track, she is equally as decorated. Erin has earned individual state titles in the 400m, 800m and a member of the 1600m and 3200m relays. In 2019, she also won the girl’s special 800m at the prestigious Howard Wood Dakota Relays. Erin has committed to the University of Utah to continue her academic and athletic career for both swimming and track. Erin is a phenomenal athlete and person. No matter the level of her accomplishments, she always remains humble and continues to be the hardest worker in the room.