Karen and Steve Backes aren’t just hockey fans. The parents of St. Louis Blues captain, two-time U.S. Olympian and Spring Lake Park High School graduate David Backes returned from Sochi, Russia even more proud of their son.
Steve Young was 12 years old in 1973 when he participated in the first ever Cub Scout and Boy Scout winter camping trip at the Rum River Scout Camp in Ramsey. Four years later it became the Klondike games, held each year weather permitting.
A two-page spread fashion photo of the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team leads off People magazine’s 10-page “Olympic Insider” preview of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The photo was taken on December 16 at the National Sports Center’s Schwan Center, during the team’s training camp at the Schwan Super Rink.
Kelci Bryant’s name might not ring a bell when it comes to famous Olympic athletes like Lindsey Vonn or Usain Bolt but the stand-out University of Minnesota diver has competed for Team USA in synchronized diving (with partner Ariel Rittenhouse) at the last two summer Olympics. She placed fourth at the 2008 Beijing games and won a silver medal at the 2012 London games and has a host of other national and international awards.
Cameron Thomsen wants to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to the Twin Cities.
Deciding when the right time to retire is something no one wants to deal with. Anoka graduate, Olympic and Gophers red shirt sophomore wrestler Jake Deitchler has decided to end his wrestling career after concussion symptoms wouldn’t go away, according to a press release from the University of Minnesota Jan. 4.