our legendary winters and world-famous gemutlichkeit, Milwaukee
should be an obvious choice to host a future Winter Games. But if
we canít get the attention of the International Olympic
Committee, perhaps we should host our own Olympics ó Milwaukee
first question I always get," says speed skater Mitchell
Whitmore, "is ĎWere you in the Olympics?í" In fact,
Sochi will be his second trip to the Olympic Games.
time to come in from the cold Wisconsin air and settle in for the
2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 6-23 in Sochi, Russia. With memorable
champions including Eric Heiden, Bonnie Blair, Dan Jansen and
members of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 hockey team, our
stateís winter sports legacy runs deep.
off the court, Nate." Those five words spoken by Bucks
assistant coach Scott Williams sum up why Nate Wolters is in the
NBA in the first place and has been a pleasant surprise in his
Rivas first played pool in the basement of his West Allis home
when he was 10 years old. Four years later he has some lofty goals
when it comes to shooting stick. "I want to be untouchable by
anybody," he says.
Ground: More than 1 million fans and counting have
taken the Lambeau Field stadium tour. Donít take a
trip to Lambeau without stopping at the Green Bay
Packers Hall of Fame.
Wroblewski is not a great golfer, but there are few people who are
more passionate about the game. Wroblewski
became frustrated after hearing friends talk about great weekend
7xperiences on various area courses and wondered why his golf
buddies couldnít have shared those experiences by playing
Milwaukee Bucksí Luc Richard Mbah a Moute loves his Milwaukee
neighborhood. Itís close to downtown and work and the always
interesting Brady Street. "I like to walk to the lake when itís
nice or jog there, too," he says.
country ramps up for March Madness, watch for players with
Milwaukee ties when the 68 teams take to the courts this month.
Racine Horlick grad Jamil Wilson, a 6-7 junior forward, one of
Marquetteís leading scorers and rebounders, and Jake Thomas, a
6-foot-3-inch junior guard from Racine St. Catherineís, hope to
help the Golden Eagles to a third straight Sweet 16 appearance.
on the board
Levin dips far into his childhood to recall how he got involved in
him, the roar of stoked skaters makes for a constant echo
throughout his cavernous Four Seasons Skatepark.
brotherhood of football
Watt was the youngest of five girls in her family ó and she knew
what she wanted when she was starting her own. "I prayed when
I was pregnant that I would have boys, and thatís what I
got," she says.
a professional sports team never even crossed the mind of Waukesha
resident Elzie Flenard when he was playing high school basketball in
Illinois. Now, Flenard, 29, is the new owner of the expansion
way for Jennipede
Marathon runners are a dedicated bunch
normally ó letís face it, running 26.2 miles requires some
serious devotion. But on Oct. 2, members of Team Jenny will show
what dedication truly means when they run linked together during the
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon.
Winken, Blinken and Nod, sailing from the nursery in a wooden shoe,
the Soling sailors from the Milwaukee Yacht Club sail in boats built
for speed and maneuverability.
When you love what you do, it
shows. You live it, think it and are obsessed with it 24/7.
Perhaps freelance photographer Peter DiAntoni is obsessed with
biking, or he is at least very passionate about it ó insomuch
that he created a biking magazine to prove it.
Abe Clarkís first running goal was set
back in fifth grade. A twinge of sibling rivalry turned into a
passion when Clark was determined to beat big brother Benís new
mile record at Gillett Middle School in Gillett.
young boy what he wants to be when he grows up. If he doesnít
say a firefighter, the answer is probably a Major League baseball
player. The dream starts in T-ball, and for most continues to
whole new ballgame
Chinooks will be one of 17 teams from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan,
Iowa and Ontario competing in the Northwoods wooden bat baseball
league this summer.
LAX in the house
Lacrosse, one of the nationís fastest growing sports, has found a
home throughout the Midwest, including Milwaukee. Itís been played
predominantly on the East Coast, but itís gaining ground here
through youth and high school programs.
of the swing
As global creative
director of Racquet Cosmetics for Wilson Sporting Goods in
Chicago, he is not your average art director. "Iím not the
kind of person who walks around wearing black clothes with a
serious expression at all times," he laughs. "I love
color, and I love to laugh and have a good time. Thatís the real
Looking to burn some serious
calories? Join the boot camp craze sweeping Milwaukee. These
military-inspired workouts pack a powerful punch ó and major
the beaten path
Taking her place on the front line of the 2012 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross
Nationals last month in Madison, 17-year-old Corrie Osborne was
already among the nationís cyclo-cross elite.
Jorgensen never dreamed of becoming an Olympic athlete. Even
during college, when she reached All-American status in track, she
didnít have her sites set on representing the United States at
First it was the marathon, then the
triathlon; now itís adventure racing for thrill-seeking athletes.
Adventure racing takes the running, biking, paddling and distance
from other endurance sports, but ramps up the challenge.