Going for Wisconsin Gold by author and sportscaster Jessie Garcia provides insights into the lives of Wisconsinites who have made the Olympic journey. Wisconsin has nurtured, trained, or schooled more than 400 Olympic athletes in a vast array of sports -- from weightlifter Oscar Osthoff to speed skater Dan Jansen and from gymnast Paul Hamm to sailor Buddy Melges. Wisconsin's varied landscape and climate accommodate serious athletes whether they compete on ice, water, or terra firma, and thriving university and youth sports cultures have produced many homegrown Olympians.
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Author: Jessie Garcia
Softcover - 6 in. x 9 in.
63 color and black and white photos
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Madison native Jessie Garcia has been a TV sportscaster for twenty years, first with WISC in Madison and currently with WTMJ in Milwaukee. A graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Garcia was one of the first women in the country to host an NFL coach?s show. When not reporting or anchoring for WTMJ, Garcia can be found teaching journalism at Carroll University in Waukesha or enjoying time with her husband and their two sons.