IF YOU WILL THEN YOU CAN – FACT 31 of 50
Did you know that GMVS is home to Olympic champions in ski racing and beyond? Randy Will, Class of 1982, like many GMVS student-athletes, arrived with the ultimate dream to top the Olympic podium. Little did he know at that time that he would achieve the dream, but not in ski racing.
Randy reflects, “The Olympic games was my ultimate goal, I had thought, why not ski racing! I remember talking to Al Hobart about my goals in 1982 and he told me, ‘If you believe in yourself in such a way, you can not fail.’”
Randy’s ski racing career didn’t take him to the Olympics, but he was fast at the 100m. He was recruited for bobsled and made three Olympic teams – competing in the Calgary Olympics (1988), Albertville Olympics (1992), and Lillehammer Olympics (1994). In Randy’s words, “GMVS taught me that I CAN!”