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Posted On March 04, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Monday was a busy day in Indianapolis for Olympic skier Nick Goepper.

The 19-year-old bronze medalist from Hidden Valley was at the Indiana Statehouse to be honored in the Indiana House and he received the Prestigious Hoosier Award from Governor Mike Pence. State Rep. JudMcMillin (R-Brookville) presented a resolution recognizing the Olympian’s accomplishment.

“Very proud to have Nick Goepper in the Statehouse today!” McMillin posted on Facebook. “He is great example of what the American dream is all about, and he is one of our own from Southeastern Indiana! Thanks for representing our area, our state and our country so well Nick!!”

Goepper then headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he skied around the historic race track, towed by a pickup truck. Coming down the long straightway to the finish line, he pulled off a backflip on skis out of a small ramp he built on the track.

Also Monday, Goepper named the winner of his much-anticipated #IWantToDateNick social media contest. He chose Kent State University student Annie Rogers, whose song and video caught Goepper’s attention.

Goepper said last week he was thinking of taking his date winner skiing or to New York City.

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