Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians

Going for Wisconsin Gold Stories of Our State Olympians U S A U S A is a familiar refrain heard in every Olympics but truly it could be Wis con sin Since pioneering hurdler Alvin Kraenzlein got his start here in the s the Badger State has nurtured

  • Title: Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians
  • Author: Jessie Garcia
  • ISBN: 9780870207655
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • U S A , U S A is a familiar refrain heard in every Olympics, but truly it could be Wis con sin Since pioneering hurdler Alvin Kraenzlein got his start here in the 1890s, the Badger State has nurtured, trained, or schooled than 400 Olympic athletes in a vast array of sports Wisconsin s varied landscape and climate accommodate serious athletes whether they compete onU S A , U S A is a familiar refrain heard in every Olympics, but truly it could be Wis con sin Since pioneering hurdler Alvin Kraenzlein got his start here in the 1890s, the Badger State has nurtured, trained, or schooled than 400 Olympic athletes in a vast array of sports Wisconsin s varied landscape and climate accommodate serious athletes whether they compete on ice, on snow, in the water, or on terra firma We tend to bring a Midwestern work ethic to our endeavors, and our Olympians have often been hailed in the press and in public as being among the most humble and down to earth people around Our state boasts a thriving youth sports culture where many homegrown athletes get their start others are drawn here by our world class universities, athletic facilities, and coaching talent No matter how an athlete comes to Wisconsin, the state becomes part of his or her Olympic story In Going for Wisconsin Gold, author Jessie Garcia provides insights into the lives of athletes who grew up or spent time in Wisconsin on their journey to the Olympic Games She shares some of our competitors most captivating tales from those that have become legend, like Dan Jansen s heartbreaking falls and subsequent magical gold, to unlikely brushes with glory do you know which Green Bay Packer was almost an Olympic high jumper Featuring the athletes personal stories, many of them told here in detail for the first time, plus pictures from their private collections, Going for Wisconsin Gold provides a new and deeper understanding of the sacrifices, joy, pain, heartbreak, and complete dedication it takes to reach the world s grandest sporting competition.

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    1. I love the Olympics! Winter, Summer, the heroes, the tragic figures, those who win medals and others who just win hearts, I love them all! “Going For Wisconsin Gold” is the story of Olympians who were born, lived, trained or had some association with Wisconsin. The 22 biographies run from 7 to 22 pages with photos and sidebars featuring less known athletes. The subjects range from Alvin Kraenzlein who won four gold in athletics in 1900 through Matt Antoine who won a bronze in skeleton in 201 [...]

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