June 14, 2010

Gold medalist to promote Nebraska ‘gold’

The Nebraska Corn Board has signed Olympic Gold Medalist, Curt Tomasevicz, to be the official spokesman for Nebraska corn this upcoming year. Tomasevicz, a Shelby, Nebraska, native, won the gold medal with his teammates on the U.S. men’s bobsled team, nicknamed “Night Train,” in Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Watch it here or read about it here!
(L-R): The Night Train's Steve Holcomb, Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curt Tomasevicz pose with their 2010 Olympic gold medal.

This Nebraskan obviously didn’t grow up bobsledding – some of you may recognize his name (pronounced Tom-eh-SEV-itch) from being on the Husker football team from 2000-03 as a fullback. Rumor has it that Curt wasn't exactly convinced that bobsledding was a legitimate, professional sport, either.

Fellow Cornhusker hammer thrower and friend Amanda Moreley -- now a push athlete and brakeman on the Canadian national bobsled team -- suggested he give it a try. Aren’t we glad he did!

Tomasevicz is the perfect spokesman for Nebraska corn. Being a team player and growing up in rural Nebraska provides the perfect combination to reach many different audiences in Nebraska and nationwide. As we hear more in the news everyday about corn production, ethanol, animal rights groups, atrazine, high fructose corn syrup and more, it’s important to give our industry a face and voice that consumers will listen to.

Tomasevicz will be promoting corn and agriculture at events like the Nebraska State Fair and more.
Tomasevicz with the Nebraska Corn Board and two member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association Board.
Tomasevicz with the Board members and Staff of the Nebraska Corn Board

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