Ft. Duchesne Utah
The Northern Ute Indian Tribe welcomed athletes from sister Tribes, Southern and Ute Mountain Ute, to compete in sports action during the 2019 Tri-Ute Games in Fort Duchesne, Utah, July 16 – July 19, with action beginning July 17. The annual 2019 Tri-Ute Games kicked off on Tuesday, July 16 in Fort Duchesne, Utah. The games returned to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation where the Ute Indian Tribe hosted the welcome ceremony. Hundreds of young Ute athletes from each of the three Ute tribes gather to compete with one another in archery, basketball, volleyball, golf, cross country, hand games and of course the Ultimate Ute Warrior Challenge. The gaming agenda is full of competition, fun and friendship. The multi-day sporting event aims to promote sportsmanship, comradery and tradition in each of the athletes. See additional coverage in the August 2 edition of the Drum.