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Medal Monday: Memorable Moments for Nebraska

First of all, congratulations to Shelby, Nebraska, native Curt Tomasevicz and the rest of the 4 man bobsled team who led the United States to a bronze medal on the last day of the Sochi Winter Olympics yesterday. Just in case you missed the historic moment, US Night Train Bobsled Highlights show the last two runs.  Want to read more about what the team was thinking during these Olympic moments?  This link takes you to an article about the race on the “Team USA” page.     Evidently, this was the final race for Tomasevicz.  We wish him well!

Photo taken from Team USA page.

To other momentous Nebraska news …  Yesterday, the Lincoln Journal Star had an article about the 37 Nebraska icons that make our state great.  I had written about a few of these already on my blog, and several more were already slated for future blog posts.  Surprisingly, while I had heard of many of the subjects, I was only familiar with about ten of the actual icons.  Do you recognize the items on the list?  I would love for you to comment below on how many objects you personally recognized.


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The Olympics in Nebraska

I must confess that I could be an Olympic junkie if I had enough time.  I would be perfectly content to watch just about every event.  Perhaps the fact that we only have NBC and none of the extra channels is a good thing for my family (and probably for me).

During both of the last Olympic Games, Nebraskan made their mark on the games.  Jordan-Larson Burbach helped the USA volleyball team win silver in the 2012 summer Olympics.   In 2010, Curt Tomasevicz‎ helped his four-man bobsled team win gold.  He is back this year hoping for a repeat!

Curtis Tomasevicz Bobsled Sochi 2014 Olympics Pictures, Images, Photos

While I have never met him personally, there is something about cheering for someone that is from your home state!  If you feel the same way,  here is how you can become a groupie.  Or at the very least, learn a bit more! 🙂

Follow Tomasevicz‎ on his specially created NET website.  For those really into social media, there are additional sideline links for his Facebook, Twitter, personal webpage and other Olympic links.  To know when to watch, you can go to the Bobsled schedule at the bottom of the NBC link.  As far as I can tell, he is not competing until later on during the Games.  Go former Husker and Go Team USA!  No matter the results, we are all proud of your hard work and determination!

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