Brothers, Oliver and Wilson Hoogendorn from Nome, Alaska, were the first native Alaskan team to summit Denali in 13 days. Now, they are in the USA Network’s new show, Race to Survive Alaska, to battle it out with the rest 7 teams and win the huge $500 thousand cash.
The article below is about Wilson, who reportedly spends six hours a day underwater.
Wilson Hoogendorn On Race to Survive: Alaska
As per USA Network, Wilson Hoogendorn and his brother, Oliver, are known for their wilderness skills and feats of endurance. They joined the survival show knowing they had to survive in the Alaskan wilderness with limited supplies and resources. But do they have what it takes to win the race?
While we don’t know that just yet, we can definitely say the duo will give the rest competitors a run for their money.
They are heavily rooted in their primitive culture, which teaches them to value the land that supports them and hunt using ancient techniques and tools made of wood and ivory.
Wilson Hoogendorn Age
As per Wilson Hoogendorn’s Instagram, his age was 23 as of April 2023.
Who Are Wilson Hoogendorn Parents?
In case you did not Wilson is Oliver’s half-brother or vice versa. They are connected by the blood of their mother, Brenna Mae Outwater, 46. William Hoogendorn is Wilson’s father whereas Oliver’s dad is Homer Hoogendorn, 47.
Wilson featured his father on his Instagram on April 17, 2013. Posting an old picture of him and his father William, Wilson wrote, “Me and Dad back in the day.”
23-year-old Wilson’s mom Brenna is an executive administrative assistant at KAWERAK INC. She also worked at Norton Sound Health Corporation as Administrative Specialist III.
Wilson’s maternal grandparents are Martha Outwater-Parker (age 67) and Ronald Parker. Ronald died on March 14, 2011, aged 67 in Anchorage.
The reality TV star has a total of 3 siblings. One of his siblings’ names is Orson. He featured all of them once on Instagram.
Wilson Hoogendorn Job
Wilson Hoogendorn graduated from Nome-Beltz High School in 2017. While he was there, he competed in ski biathlon, basketball, and cross country. Wilson was a four-year starter on the cross-country team. Furthermore, he earned bronze and gold medals at the Arctic Winter Games in Nook, Greenland for Ski Biathlon.
Wilson and his brother, Oliver, got their love of the mountains from their cross-country coach, Jeff Collins. As we stated earlier, the adventurist duo recently became the first Native Alaskan team to summit Denali in a record time of 13 days.
The Hoogendorn brothers often ride bicycles together and go on adventures. Interestingly, the two also rescued an adorable kitten in one of their recent adventures and named her Arena.
Wilson is a Gold Diver who loves to explore underwater. Furthermore, he is a licensed pilot. Wilson received his license on March 12, 2020, as he shared “Still can’t ride a unicycle.👨✈️#privatepilot” on Instagram with a picture of a plane in the background on the same day.
On October 25, 2019, Wilson had given a hint to his followers that he was learning how to fly an airplane. He shared on Instagram that his first test solo flight was from Anchorage to Homer to Soldotna to Kenai and back to Anchorage.
For college, Wilson went to Fort Lewis College.
Wilson’s brother, Oliver, is a commercial fisherman who spends most of his days searching for great fish. Oliver also went to Nome-Beltz for his high school and played cross country, wrestling, and basketball. He was the three-time cross-country and two-year wrestling team captain. Oliver was named the 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year.
Wilson Hoogendorn Height
Reality TV star Wilson Hoogendorn stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
Does Wilson Hoogendorn Have A Girlfriend?
Wilson Hoogendorn does have a girlfriend and her name is Cherish Engebretsen. While we don’t know the exact time the pair started dating each other, the earliest post Wilson has on his Instagram featuring his girlfriend, Cherish, goes back to November 7, 2021. In that post, Wilson shared a picture of his girlfriend with the caption “My girl.”
The duo is totally smitten with each other, at least that’s what it looks like based on their social media. On January 14, 2022, Cherish posted pictures of an intimate moment between Wilson and her as they were kissing each other.
Wilson’s girlfriend recently celebrated her 24th birthday on January 25, 2023. The licensed pilot posted tons of pictures of him and Cherish, most of them from their adventures, on his Instagram and wrote, “#KOBE Happy bday lil snypuh #angelbaby #u24nowuold #sike.”
Where Is Wilson Hoogendorn From?
Wilson hails from Nome, Alaska.
Is Wilson Hoogendorn On Instagram?
Yes, Wilson Hoogendorn is on Instagram and his handle is @wilson.hoogendorn. He has slightly over 1.5 thousand followers on the platform. His feed mostly contains pictures from all his expeditions and adventures. Additionally, you can find Wilson on Facebook as well.
When Is Wilson Hoogendorn Birthday?
Race to Survive Alaska star Wilson celebrates his birthday on the 9th of February every year. On his 22nd birthday, his girlfriend Cherish took to Instagram to share a lot of Wilson’s pictures and captioned it: ‘Probably one of the coolest people I know & the amount of joy he’s brought into my life is ridiculous. HBD2U Wilson🤍