Media Advisory: Curt Tomasevicz at the Nebraska State Fair

LINCOLN, NE – Curt Tomasevicz, Olympic gold medalist and spokesman for Nebraska corn farmers, will be at the Nebraska State Fair and available for media interviews September 1 (Wednesday).

To arrange an interview in advance, please contact Kelsey Pope of the Nebraska Corn Board at 402.471.2676, on her mobile phone at 402.853.2830 or via email at kelsey.pope@nebraska.gov.

Tomasevicz is available for live news programs during the day plus live or recorded reports and other interviews and photo opportunities at the fairgrounds.

Tomasevicz is partnering with the Nebraska Corn Board to promote the positive and important advancements made by Nebraska corn farmers and agriculture and will touch on these points and his Olympic experience during interviews.

Tomasevicz’s set schedule is as follows:

10:00 a.m. At the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers booth in the Exhibition Building (available for autographs and photos with Fair attendees, plus media interviews)

12:25 p.m. At the Beef Pit (Exhibition Building)

1:00 p.m. Brief presentation at the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers booth in the Exhibition Building (available for autographs and photos with Fair attendees)

4:15 p.m. In the Kids Zone (available for autographs and photos with Fair attendees)

7:00 p.m. At the Feeder Show in the Ag Arena (handing out awards, etc.)

Tomasevicz’s bio:

Curt Tomasevicz began the sport of bobsledding in 2004 and made an appearance in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, placing sixth in the four-man event. He also won his first World Cup gold medal with driver Steve Holcomb in Cesana, Italy in 2007.

As part of Team Night Train, he won the 4-man World Championships in Lake Placid in 2009 and took home the bronze medal in the 2-man event in the same World Championships.

His greatest bobsledding accomplishment came in February when his team won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 4-man bobsled race at the Vancouver Olympics. It was the first gold medal for the U.S. in bobsled in 62 years. Curt also took 6th place in the 2-man event at the Olympics.

Curt grew up in Shelby, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and received his Bachelor and Master’s of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering with minor in Astronomy. He played running back and linebacker for the Huskers from 2000-2003 and was Academic All-Big XII in 2003.

Along with training for the upcoming bobsledding season and attending numerous speaking engagements, he will be the spokesman for the Nebraska Corn Board, representing Nebraska’s corn industry and 26,000 corn farmers. Tomasevicz embodies the same work ethic, strength, commitment, values and accomplishment as Nebraska corn farmers and that is why the Nebraska Corn Board is proud to introduce him as its spokesperson.

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