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Amy Van Dyken

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 16:11, last changed on 05/27/2020 - 13:39

Amy Van Dyken in 2017

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Amy Van Dyken (1973–) is a six-time Olympic gold medalist and former competitive swimmer for the United States. In 1996 she became the first American woman to win four gold medals at a single Olympic Games. Despite an ATV crash in 2014 that left her paralyzed from the waist down, the Colorado...

Byron White

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 15:18, last changed on 09/14/2020 - 15:18
Byron White (1917–2002) was Colorado’s first-ever US Supreme Court justice, serving from 1962 to 1993, as well as a nationally known college athlete for the University of Colorado and a star pro football player. As a justice, White was remembered for his belief in judicial restraint, writing brief...

Chauncey Billups

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Chauncey Billups (1976–) is a retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player who played for seven teams, including the Denver Nuggets , before he retired in 2014. A Colorado native, Billups was a star player at the University of Colorado–Boulder before he was drafted into the NBA, where he...

Colorado Rockies

Added by yongli on 02/02/2017 - 15:54, last changed on 04/10/2020 - 01:07
The Colorado Rockies arrived in Denver in 1993 and is the only professional baseball team in the Rocky Mountain West. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball’s National League West Division. Having made the MLB playoffs three times in their short history, the Rockies lost to the Boston Red Sox...

Denver Broncos

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It is hardly surprising that Denver is now home to professional baseball, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and even rugby teams. But the city and state’s major sports obsession is without question the Denver Broncos, its professional football team and three-time champions of the National...

Glenn E. Morris

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 12:53, last changed on 02/01/2019 - 01:07
One of the most highly accomplished athletes in Colorado history, Glenn E. Morris (1912–1974) was raised in the small rural town of Simla in southeastern Colorado. Morris was a standout in high school and college football and track. But his greatest athletic achievement was winning the gold medal...

John Elway

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 11:21, last changed on 05/09/2020 - 01:07
John Elway (1960–) is a former National Football League quarterback and general manager of the Denver Broncos . Elway won two Super Bowls as a Broncos player (1997 and 1998) and a third (2015) as the team’s general manager. As perhaps the most popular and most accomplished player in Broncos history...

Mallory Pugh

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 11:32, last changed on 01/21/2020 - 14:03
Mallory Diane Pugh (1998–) is an American professional soccer player for the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) and the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). One of the most accomplished Colorado soccer players in history, she also became the youngest American...

Matt Carpenter

Added by yongli on 06/10/2020 - 13:30, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 15:32
Matthew Carpenter (1964–) is a mountain runner best known for his performances at high-altitude races such as the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon , where he set the course record in 1993, and the Leadville Trail 100 Run , where he set the record in 2005. In the 1990s, he traveled the world as a...

Rick Trujillo

Added by yongli on 06/10/2020 - 13:33, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 13:33
Richard “Rick” Trujillo (1948–) is a Colorado mountain runner best known for starting the Imogene Pass Run in 1974 and winning the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon { six times in the 1970s, long before trail and mountain running became popular activities. Later in his career, Trujillo helped scout...

Saul Halyve

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 12/29/2017 - 08:02
Saul Halyve was a Hopi distance-running champion raised near Grand Junction who exploded onto the athletic scene in the early 1900s. Although Halyve would never compete in an Olympics due to a multitude of factors, his accomplishments match and possibly surpass those of other famous Native American...
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