Students Participate in Their Own Winter Games Amity Creek Magnet School
Students got a taste of Olympic glory at their very own Winter Games, complete with opening ceremonies and plenty of competition. Students competed in winter sports including curling, bobsledding, hockey, cross country skiing and even caught air for a ski jumping event.
Four Bend Locals are Going for Gold in PyeongChang
Bend natives Laurenne Ross, Tommy Ford and Ben Ferguson will all be representing the United States in this year’s Olympic Games. Ross and Ford will both be competing in Alpine Skiing while Ferguson will be competing in the snowboard halfpipe. Also from Bend and competing in the snowboard halfpipe is Kent Callister, but with duel citizenship Callister will be representing Australia.
Kent Callister, a local snowboarder who grew up riding Mt Bachelor will be representing his home country of Australia for the second time in this year’s winter Olympics. Before he heads to South Korea, Kent got a send off from the community that raised him.
Dakine Grindz in Bend partnered with the Mt Bachelor Sport Education Foundation to host an Olympic send off for Callister on Saturday.
Callister started snowboarding with the Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and moved up with that program, began competing and is now heading to the second winter Olympics.
Callister said he is grateful for the support he gets from the Bend community and loves coming back to Mt Bachelor. The 22 – year -old will be in bend for most of January but will then head off to compete in the winter Olympics, which start in February. Callister is hoping to better his 9th place finish in the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
He’s known as the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” but tonight, Central Oregon’s own two-time gold-medalist Ashton Eaton is hanging up his cleats.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story on Eaton’s surprise announcement.