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!

Brooklyn Morris

Power Bismarck May Athlete of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Brooklyn Morris on being chosen as April’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!


Brooklyn is a sophomore at Century High School where she competes in Softball. Her lively and enthusiastic personality is matched only by her competitive spirit in training and on the softball diamond. Brooklyn was part of a North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) National Championship team in 2019. She was also a Softball All-American in 2017. Brooklyn makes sure not to neglect the student part of ‘student-athlete’ as demonstrated by her 4.0 GPA and membership in National Honor Society. When she’s not training to advance her athletic ability or preparing for academic success, she’s being a leader in the community by volunteering. Brooklyn volunteers at various food banks, such as The Banquet and Aid Inc. Care & Share Food Drive. She also volunteers as a coach for Bismarck Youth Fastpitch.

Calob Larson

Power Bismarck March Athlete of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS to Calob Larson on being chosen as March’s Athlete of the Month at Sanford POWER in Bismarck!


Calob Larson is a junior at Legacy High School where he competes in track & field and Soccer. He is the two-time defending ND Class A State Champion in the 100, 200, and 400-meter races, as well as contributed to multiple relays and placed 6th in the long jump in 2018. Calob, who considers himself an aficionado of rap music, is also the recipient of North Dakota’s Track & Field Gatorade Player of the Year.


When he is not competing on the track, his hobbies include photography, woodworking, and video games. Calob’s high level of work ethic is matched evenly by his sense of humor. He recently completed his post-test for his Sanford SCORE prior to departing for this year’s track & field season. Calob’s SCORE of 775 ranks him 3rd all-time amongst all POWER regions.


Congratulations, Calob!