Poker player NorthugJr
Real name: Petter Northug Jr
Age: No data
"NorthugJr" is the PokerStars screen name for Norwegian cross country skiing legend Peter Northug Jr.
Northug Jr was born in Framverran, Mosvik on January 6th 1986 and is widely considered one of the greatest cross country skiers of all time, with two Olympic gold medals and nine World Championships under his belt.
Northug Jr plays poker recreationally and is quoted as saying, “I love to play it and I love the game. For me, it’s important to have other interests than just cross-country skiing. I have a vocation, and then I also love to be able to do other things.” NorthugJr has been seen playing PLO against some of the best in the world. Opponents at the virtual felt have included such legends as Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, Jens "Jeans89" Kyllonen, Doug "WCG|Rider" Polk, and Alexander "joiso" Krostitsyn.
NorthugJr has also enjoyed some tournament success, winning $60k for a final table finish in last years $2.1k NLHE SCOOP Event, which he backed up the very next day with a $16k first place finish in a $100 turbo tournament.
Northug Jr's biggest live success to date was a $21k win in 2010's WSOP Main Event.