Wednesday, October 16, 2013

TTM: Matt Emmons (Silver)

Matt Emmons - 64 - Silver

When Matt signed and returned his Olympic hopefuls card, he also signed the Silver version I had sent as well.

Thanks again Matt.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TTM: Matt Emmons

Matt Emmons - 64

On Saturday we received a return from Matt Emmons. He is a three time Olympic Medal winner. He took Gold home in 2004. Silver in 2008, and Bronze in 2012. Just prior to the 2004 Olympic trials, his gun was sabotaged by a screw driver, and he was forced to borrow his teammates rifle (Amber Darland). Using the borrowed rifle, he went on to win gold.

Thanks Matt.

Monday, October 14, 2013

TTM: Mariel Zagunis

Mariel Zagunis - 32

On Friday we received a return from Mariel Zagunis. Mariel is a two time gold medal winner, and three time Olympian. She took home Gold in Athens, and Beijing. In addition, she also took home a Bronze in Beijing for the team event. Her win in 2004 was the first Gold medal for an American in fencing since 1904.

Thanks Mariel.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

TTM: Paige McPherson

Paige McPherson - 98

Yesterday we received back a success from Paige McPherson. She sent back two beautifully signed cards, addressed to each of my boys. Even more amazing was she wrote back a thank you note, actually apologizing for the return being "late". It is so refreshing writting to these atheletes. They are so humble and gracious.

Paige won bronze in London, her first Olympics. Upsetting UK's Sarah Stevenson in the process.

Thanks Paige.