Race To Survive Alaska star, Oliver Hoogendorn was part of the first Native Alaskan team to summit Denali in 13 days. But that’s just one of his feats.
Keep reading this Oliver Hoogendorn Bio to learn more.
Oliver Hoogendorn On Race To Survive Alaska
After making history as the first Native Alaskan team to summit Denali in 13 days, Oliver Hoogendorn, alongside his brother Wilson, joined USA Network’s Race to Survive Alaska and competed against seven other pairs for a chance to win $500,000. These teams participated in six intense races over 40 days without planes, trains, and automobiles to help them get around. Infact, they had to endure more than 100 miles of inhospitable, previously unexplored terrain on the strength of their own two feet with nothing but only what they can carry.
So, this meant Oliver had to utilize his primitive survival skills to source his own food, water, and shelter. Moreover, being on the dangerous Alaskan coastline, marked by its sprawling mountain ranges, ancient glaciers, suffocating rainforests, and threatening wildlife, certainly didn’t make things easier.
However, the game wasn’t so new to Oliver as he’s for their wilderness skills and feats of endurance. Besides climbing Denali, Oliver has also skied down the highest peak in North America in one day and has been hunting hunt moose, seals, and whales using traditional methods, tools, and weapons carved from wood and ivory for years.
Joining Oliver and Wilson for the inaugural season of Race to Survive Alaska were their co-stars Jeff and Hunter Leininger (father-son duo), Robin Moore and Elizabeth Killham (friends and adventurers), Brett Gattenand Esther Sanderlin (Alaskan hunters), Max Djenohan and Christian Junkar (reality star and friends), and Cason and Bella Crane (siblings).
Oliver Hoogendorn Age
Oliver Hoogendorn was 25 years of age when he appeared on n Race to Survive Alaska in 2023.
Who Are Oliver Hoogendorn Parents?
Oliver Hoogendorn was born to his parents, Brenna Mae Outwater and Homer W Hoogendorn. They turned 46 and 47 years of age respectively in 2022.
His mother, Brenna worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant at KAWERAK INC. Also, she was the Administrative Specialist III at Norton Sound Health Corporation. Find her FB @Brenna1976 and IG @brenna_mae_bo_jayne.
As for his siblings, Oliver has three brothers. One of them is his Race to Survive Alaska co-star Wilson.
Wilson is 2 years younger than Oliver. He loves riding bicycles and going on adventures as well. But while Oliver loves fishing, Wilson loves diving underwater in search of gold.
Talking about his grandparents, his maternal grandfather Ronald Parker passed away on March 14, 2011, at the age of 67. He was in the US Navy and after retirement, he painted houses for a living. Also, he was a very giving person and helped numerous people throughout his life.
On the other hand, his maternal grandmother Martha Outwater-Parker (a UAF – Northwest Campus graduate) was alive and doing well at the age of 67 in 2023.
Sadly, his paternal grandparents, William “Billy” and Lena Hoogendorn, have also long passed away. His grandfather, Billy worked various jobs on the Kougarok until he was drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. But he insisted on completing his Army time in Nome and enlisted in the Infantry. After retirement, he went on to own a tool shop and worked for USSR Mining Co. in Nome and for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Oliver Hoogendorn Job
Oliver Hoogendorn is a man of many talents. He’s a biologist, fisherman, basketball player, wrestler, and many more. Overall, he’s an adventurer who mostly spent his days fishing (commercially).
As for his education, he graduated from Nome Beltz High School in 2015 and joined Fort Lewis College in 2016.
At Nome Beltz High School, Oliver competed in cross country, wrestling, and basketball for the Nanooks. In 2015, he was also named the Student-Athlete of the Year. Overall, he has remained a three-time cross country team captain, a wrestling team captain for two years, took third place at the 2013 wrestling state tournament, became the 2014 wrestling state runner-up, and the MVP of the JV basketball team.
And at Fort Lewis College, he competed in three meets and the RMAC Open Race.
Trivia: Oliver’s favorite food is Boiled salmon and potatoes with seal oil. His favorite TV show is The Office and his favorite actor is Rainn Wilson.
Is Oliver Hoogendorn On Instagram?
As of April 2023, find him on Instagram @the_hoog with 1.9K followers.
Also, here’s his Facebook @oliver.hoogendorn.
Oliver Hoogendorn Girlfriend
Oliver Hoogendorn didn’t have a girlfriend in 2023. Or at least that’s what his FB relationship status said then.
So, for all we know, he could be leading a secret dating life as well.
When Is Oliver Hoogendorn Birthday?
Oliver receives his birthday wishes on July 7 and is of the Cancer zodiac.
Where Is Oliver Hoogendorn From?
Oliver hails from Nome, Alaska. He resided there even as of 2023.
How Tall Is Oliver Hoogendorn?
He stands tall at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm).