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Hats off to Andrew ... and all the other local Olympians

February 26, 2010
Lake Placid News

Congratulations to Lake Placidian Andrew Weibrecht on winning an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s Super G ski race. His accomplishment is another block to build upon Lake Placid’s ever-growing Olympic legacy.

    Weibrecht deserves special credit for his achievement — although he had many supporters and well-wishers in the region, no one could have predicted a medal. His effort is a testament to all — especially those who grow up in the Olympic region — that an individual can indeed reach their goals.

    To top it all off, Andrew is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated along with three other American Olympic medalists. He sure has done this village proud.

    In honor of Andrew’s Olympic appearance and bronze medal, the village has scheduled a parade Friday down Main Street with a celebration to follow at the Cottage. He is also scheduled to appear Saturday, Feb. 27 at the second Olympic Oval Youth Day — and will certainly be invited to many other functions in the region.

    During these upcoming weeks, residents and visitors should come out in force to show support and congratulate Andrew. His Olympic endeavor is worthy of all the support the community can give.

    But let’s not forget the other Olympians from Lake Placid who worked so hard and made it to the Winter Games in Vancouver. Congratulations to Haley Johnson, Lowell Bailey, John Napier, Ashley Caldwell, Mark Grimmette, Brian Martin and Bengt Walden. Hopefully, they can all make it to the Olympic Oval Youth Day — to help inspire all the children who dream that Olympic dream.




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