Avery Matt

Power Bismarck March Athlete of the Month

Avery is an 8th grader at Horizon Middle School where she competes in hockey, cross country, and soccer.

Avery’s hard work has not gone unnoticed, she’s been a main stay training at POWER for the last few years. She played a key role on her State Champion 12UA Hockey Team where she was one of the top scorers on her team and was awarded the “Speed Demon” award.

Avery’s hard work extends into the classroom where she maintains a 4.0 GPA and was named Student of the Quarter.

When she’s not scoring goals on the ice or working on her straight A’s in the classroom, Avery enjoys volunteering at charities such as RADD and the Soup Kitchen.

Jaden Just

Power Bismarck February Athlete of the Month

Jaden is a senior at Mandan High School where he enjoys powerlifting and pursuing knowledge about the sport. Jaden is a member of Student Congress and Science Olympiad.

Jaden’s passion and work ethic have led him to massive achievements in the weight room, which include a 25 pound increase on bench press, a 75 pound increase on back squat, and a 100 pound increase on his deadlift which broke a Mandan High School record! To make all these feats of strength that more impressive, Jaden attained all of these gains within a single semester.

Jaden’s interest in training doesn’t stop in the weight room as he continues to read and research about the best athletes in Powerlifting and the training methods they utilize. When he is not training to become one of the strongest in the state he enjoys hunting and fishing.

Abbi Kopp

Power Bismarck January Athlete of the Month

Abbi is a freshman at Bismarck State College where she plays volleyball and is majoring in Elementary Education.

Abbi has been working hard in her preparation for her first volleyball season with the Mystics, which due the current pandemic, will be starting this January.

Prior to signing with BSC, Abbi was a standout multi-sport athlete for Bismarck St. Mary’s High School. She was named All-Conference in volleyball, basketball and soccer. Abbi was also named All-State for the Saints in volleyball and soccer.

Abbi’s love for volleyball and training is mirrored only by her love of Mountain Dew.