Olympians coming to Scottsbluff

Western Nebraska Community College and Scottsbluff High School will be host to the Nebraska Sports Council and Cornhusker State Games' 5-day sports clinic starting June 24.

The Nebraska Sports Council will bring two Olympic athletes to Scottsbluff on Monday, June 24. Olympic Volleyball silver medalist Jordan Larson and Bobsled gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz will host sport clinics in five communities across Nebraska in five days with the first stop in Scottsbluff.

Former Nebraska Cornhusker and Olympic volleyball star Larson will be at WNCC's Cougar Palace from 3-5 p.m. for a volleyball clinic, while Tomasevicz will be at Scottsbluff High School for a speed and agility clinic. All youth ages 5-18 are invited to participate. Cost is $20 per person and all registrants will receive a souvenir T-shirt and an autographed photo.

Larson has been on the United States national volleyball team since 2009 and was a member of the 2012 team that played in London. In 2007, Larson lit the cauldron, along with teammate Sarah Pavan, at the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies.

Tomasevicz is a former Nebraska football player and Cornhusker State Games athlete. Tomasevicz has been on the United States Bobsled team since 2004. In 2006, Tomasevicz lit the cauldron at the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies, and four years later, he won Gold for the U.S. Bobsled team in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Scottsbluff is the first stop in the five-day trip. Larson and Tomasevicz will be in North Platte on Tuesday, June 25; Kearney on Wednesday, June 26; Grand Island on Thursday, June 27; and Lincoln on Friday, June 28.

To register for the camps, visit the Cornhusker State Games website at http://www.cornhuskerstategames.com/olympic_athlete_clinics.

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