Andrew “Tuffy” Leingang

Power Bismarck August Athlete of the Month

Andrew “Tuffy” Leingang

CONGRATULATIONS to Andrew “Tuffy” Leingang on being chosen as August’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!

Tuffy is going into his senior year at Century High School where he competes in Football, Basketball and Track & Field. Tuffy’s accountability, character and work-ethic have led him to have success on the field and in the classroom. He is a member of National Honor Society with a 4.1 GPA. He was a key contributor on the Patriot’s 2019 AAA State Championship Team as validated by being named to the All-State Team for his offensive line play. Whether academics, athletics or training, Tuffy is always competing and making sure to give everything his all to improve himself and his teammates around him.

Congratulations, Tuffy!

Jaxon Duttenhefer

Power Bismarck July Athlete of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Jaxon Duttenhefer on being chosen as July’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!


Jaxon is a rising senior at Mandan High School where he competes in football and track. Jaxon’s commitment to his training and school work has not gone unnoticed. Jaxon’s dedication and hard work has led him to committing to play football and majoring in accounting at North Dakota State University in the fall of 2021. While competing at a high level in multiple sports, Jaxon is also very active in a variety of different school activities. He is a member of the Mandan High School National Honors Society, his class’s Leadership Council, and Academic Olympics. Jaxon can also be seen volunteering his time within his community at his church and with local youth sports where he helps coach t-ball and youth track.


Congratulations, Jaxon!

Mike McMerty and Amanda Gallagher

Power Bismarck June Athlete of the Month

Congratulations Mike McMerty and Amanda Gallagher on being chosen at Sanford POWER’s June co-athletes of the month!


Mike and Amanda both work for the City of Bismarck (Bismarck Police Department) and have been consistently training at POWER since January 2020.


Mike serves as a Lieutenant for the Bismarck Police Department and has been working for the city for 27 years. Amanda also has been working for the City of Bismarck for 11 years. In their spare time, Mike enjoys racing motorcycles and Amanda enjoys spending time with her family. We enjoy these guy’s presence in the gym and also would like to thank them for everything they do to protect and serve the Bismarck community!


Congratulations Mike and Amanda!