Sunday, March 16, 2014

Meyers homecoming parade for Sochi Olympians Jamie Anderson, Hannah Teter, and Maddie Bowman

The 3000 person town of Meyers in the Lake Tahoe area is incredibly proud of having produced 3 olympians in the #Sochi2014 winter Olympics.  According to South Tahoe Now, Jamie Anderson won Gold in the Slopestyle Snowboarding event, Maddie Bowman took Gold in the Skiing halfpipe, and Hannah Teter (who won a gold at the 2006 winter Olympics) took 4th place in the Snowboarding halfpipe.  so I went out to the homecoming parade and got this:

This video features the full parade (with footage submitted by Diane Baumfleck and +Paula Peterson ) plus interviews with local businesswoman Rene Brejc and Tahoe Mountain News columnist Kenny "Skibum" Curtzwiler.

Brejc said: "I am part of the Meyers Community and I have been involved with the Meyers leg of this amazing procession.  We have so much to be proud of these girls and I love seeing the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Meyers community and Sierra at Tahoe working together to do something extraordinary for these extraordinary girls.  It's been very, very impressive that we have 3 olympians for 3000 people in Meyers and in the greater South Lake Tahoe area we could not be any more proud than we are.  So, we're here to celebrate these amazing women and it's going to be an awesome day."

Curtzwiler said "Hey, I just wanted to say congratulations to all 3 of our olympic atheletes: Hannah, Maddie, and Jamie... and I just wanted to point out that we also have another olympian from this area, Travis Cabral who was a front runner in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics and all 4 of these atheletes were from Meyers, CA!  Congratulations to everyone out there and this is going to be one heck of a day and one heck of a celebration."

Click here for the Olympians Parade Gallery if your browser does not support embeded Google+ posts.

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