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Minnesota gold : conversations with northland athletes competing on the world stage

Author: Patrick Mader; Joel A Rippel
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Wise Ink, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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''If we can only stay on our feet, we'll medal!'' These are the words of Minnesota speedskating silver medalist, Randy Bartz. Minnesotans, in the heart of the Midwest, have long been known for their humble nature and work ethic and have long taken great pride in their athletics. Minnesota Gold celebrates the perseverance and triumphs of fifty-seven diverse homegrown athletes from 1948-2014 as they pursued their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Mader; Joel A Rippel
ISBN: 1634890078 9781634890076
OCLC Number: 918591325
Description: xiii, 383 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Wendell "Wendy" Anderson, Hockey --
Ron Backes, Shot put --
Randy Bartz, Speedskating --
Tony Benshoof, Luge --
Ali Bernard, Wrestling --
Ruben Bjorkman, Hockey --
Duane Bobick, Boxing --
Henry Boucha, Hockey --
Micah Boyd and Matt Schnobrich, Rowing --
Jessie Diggins, Cross country skiing --
Janet Gerhauser and John Nightingale, Pairs figure skating --
Kara Goucher, Distance running --
Burdette Haldorson, Basketball --
Sara Reiling Hildebrand, Diving --
Steve Holman, Middle-distance running --
Mike Houck, Wrestling --
George Hovland, Cross country skiing --
Tami Jameson and Toni Jameson, Team handball --
Jim Johannson, Hockey --
Bob Kempainen, Distance running --
Janis Klecker, Distance running --
Kris Kuehl, Discus --
Mark Ladwig, Pairs figure skating --
Manny Lagos, Soccer --
Stacey Liapis and Kari (Liapis) Erickson, Curling --
Mark Lutz, Sprints --
Tom Malchow, Swimming --
Shani Marks, Triple jump --
Jim Mastro, Paralympian --
John Mayasich, Hockey --
Angus (Sandy) Morrison, Canoeing --
Gary Neist, Wrestling --
Van Nelson, Distance running --
Lindsay Nielsen, Paralympian: sprints --
Bob Paradise, Hockey --
Jenny (Schmidgall) Potter, Hockey --
Trina Radke, Swimming --
Alan Rice, Wrestling --
Kaylin Richardson, Alpine skiing --
Phil Rogosheske, Kayaking --
Gene Sandvig, Speedskating --
Susie Scanlan, Fencing --
Buzz Schneider, Hockey --
Brianna Scurry, Soccer --
Steve Sertich, Hockey --
Tim Sheehy, Hockey --
Amanda Smock, Triple jump --
Don Timm, Steeplechase --
Carrie Tollefson, Middle-distance running --
Carolyn Treacy, Biathlon --
Lindsay Whalen, Basketball --
Greg Windsperger, Ski jumping.
Other Titles: Conversations with northland athletes competing on the world stage
Responsibility: by Patrick "Packy" Mader with Joel Rippel ; forward by Joe Schmit.

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''If we can only stay on our feet, we'll medal!'' These are the words of Minnesota speedskating silver medalist, Randy Bartz. Minnesotans, in the heart of the Midwest, have long been known for their humble nature and work ethic and have long taken great pride in their athletics. Minnesota Gold celebrates the perseverance and triumphs of fifty-seven diverse homegrown athletes from 1948-2014 as they pursued their dreams to compete in the greatest international competitions. In this book of inspiring biographies, authors Patrick ''Packy'' Mader shares the memorable conversations he had with these remarkable men and women who honored their sport, their state, and their country on the world stage over the last seven decades. Discover true Minnesota gold!

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