Dearborn Co. Cheers On Olympian
By Mike Perleberg
(Hidden Valley, Ind.) – It seems like everybody in southeast Indiana is a fan of ski slopestyle these days.
That’s likely because Hidden Valley resident Nick Goepper will be competing for Team USA in the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Goepper, 19, will go for the gold in the men’s ski slopestyle on Thursday. The actual competition will take place between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m. local time. Those who want to get up early enough – or stay up late – to watch it live can do so online at www.nbcolympics.com.
A couple of Goepper’s Lawrenceburg area hangouts will have watch parties when NBC nationally televises the slopestyle competition on tape delay starting at 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Perfect North Slopes, where Goepper grew up snow skiing starting at age 5, will have a watch party with four large televisions. Door prizes will be awarded to some guests. If you go, be sure to wear your Team USA attire, says Ellen Perfect.
Also, Willie’s Sports Café in Hidden Valley will have a Goepper viewing party from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Thursday. The public is welcome to both events.
Many Dearborn County businesses have been posting well wishes for Goepper on their signs. Aurora dentist Douglas Ruter created a collage of the various signs stating “Good luck,” “Go for the gold,” and other messages of encouragement for the Olympian.
Lawrenceburg’s Central Elementary School tweeted the picture below of students holding handmade signs for Goepper.
— Central Elementary (@CentralLCSC) February 11, 2014