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Olympic Gold Medalist speaks at GCC

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

BILLY DEMONG, US olympic gold medalist, addresses area youth Wednesday at GCC. Demong was brought to the area by the Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Development, started by Beth Steiger at GCC seven years ago. Demong is motivating kids, local businesses and is also promoting Copper Peak.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Billy Demong, olympic gold medalist in Nordic Combined, CMO for Reynolds Cycling in Utah, and executive director of the USA Nordic Sports team, visited Gogebic Community College and spoke to local area high school students Wednesday morning. Demong is the classic determined, over-achieving, pull yourself up by the bootstraps kind of guy most Americans love, because he not only talks the talk, he walks the walk.

Demong, by all appearances an unassuming fellow, does not look the part of a world beating gold medalist, which is part of his...



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