Olympic Champion Curt Tomasevicz to speak at Peru State

Olympic Champion Curt Tomasevicz to speak at Peru State

Peru, Nebraska – Curt Tomasevicz will present on the Peru State College campus as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation, “Have No Fear,” will touch on his Olympic gold medal for bobsledding and collegiate football career with the Huskers.

Tomasevicz’s presentation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Al Wheeler Activity Center (AWAC) The speech will be free and open to the public

Curt Tomasevicz grew up in Shelby, Nebraska, a small town of nearly 700 people. While attending the University of Nebraska, Curt played running back and linebacker for the Huskers, earning most of his playing time on special teams. Curt holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

During his first season of bobsledding, Tomasevicz landed on the World Cup circuit, consistently pushing on the USA II sled. He made his Olympic debut in Torino in 2006, where his team took sixth place in the four-man competition. His biggest achievement came in February at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, when he, Steve Holcomb, Justin Olsen, and Steve Mesler raced the “Night Train” to the first American four-man Olympic title in 62 years.

Curt is wearing his olympic jacket.

Curt Tomasevicz

Peru State established the Distinguished Speaker Series in fall 2010 as part of its commitment to student engagement and success. The intent of the Series is to bring diverse, nationally and internationally recognized speakers to southeast Nebraska to enrich the educational experience of students while also providing the surrounding communities with opportunities to engage in interesting and relevant topics.

Speakers are encouraged to connect with the community in a variety of ways during their visits through classroom discussions, guest lectures, meet-and-greet receptions and a keynote address.

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