August 25, 2010

Gold medalist gearing up to help tell the story of Nebraska's gold

In preparation of producing materials featuring Nebraska "gold" – corn – and Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz, a photo session was held a couple of weeks ago on the farm of Nebraska Corn Board member Dave Nielsen, who farms near Lincoln.

A photo of the photo taking is below – and we'll share some of the final photos when we can.

In the meantime, if you'd like to see the gold medal, meet Tomasevicz and perhaps get an autograph, plan to be at the Nebraska State Fair on Wednesday, September 1. We'll post a schedule of where he'll be that day sometime tomorrow.

If you recall (see this post), the Nebraska Corn Board worked with Tomasevicz to have him be the official spokesman for Nebraska corn. Tomasevicz, a Shelby, Nebraska, native, won the gold medal with his teammates on the U.S. men’s bobsled team, nicknamed “Night Train,” in the Vancouver Olympics (the first U.S. gold in the four-man event since 1948!). Watch it here or read about it here!


  1. Fantastic spokesperson for Corn and NE! Can't wait to see how the pictures turned out!

  2. I've seen a few and they are great! Some will be available as autograph prints at the Fair and Husker Harvest Days...but I'll see about tracking down a couple to post today.