Have you ever seen an Olympic Gold Medal up close? How about, have you ever met a Gold Medal winner? Well here’s your chance! As many may know, right here from Boring, OR, one of our very own has made history bringing home the gold! Ryan Crouser’s fifth attempt in the men’s shot put final traveled a distance 22.52 meters (73 feet, 10 3/4 inches), setting an Olympic record and handing the 23-year-old Barlow High School graduate a gold medal. Crouser’s gold completes his quick rise from college star to the top professional shot putter in the world. He graduated from Barlow High School in Gresham in 2011. Crouser isn’t the first member of his family to compete in the Summer Games. His father, Mitch, was an alternate on the USA discus team at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, while his uncle, Brian, was a two-time Olympian in the javelin. His cousin, Samuel Crouser also a javelin thrower, finished fourth in the qualifying round of the 2016 Olympic games with a 244-foot throw. He is a 2015 alumnus of the University of Oregon. While a senior at Gresham High School, Sam Crouser was named Gatorade High School Track and Field Athlete of the Year 2010.
At 10:15am this Friday, Ryan and Sam will be honored at Sam Barlow High School, 5105 SE 302nd Ave, Gresham, OR 97080. Following that, from noon to 3pm, Ryan and Sam will be interviewed live by John Canzano from The Bald Faced Truth podcasts, 750AM The Game, at Gresham Ford, 1999 E Powell Blvd, Gresham. Stop by, ask questions, shake hands, touch the gold or just hang out and watch! We are so excited to have the opportunity to share in Ryan and Sam’s amazing stories from small town kids, to international icons!! For more information about John and the Bald Faced Truth podcasts, please visit; http://www.750thegame.com/shows/bald-faced-truth-w-john-canzano/
Come on down to Gresham Ford, meet our local celebrities and just share the day with us! You’ll be glad you did!