In a city where some of the biggest stars frequent Laker basketball games, there was another special visitor that came to town on Sunday: Olympic gold medalist, David Wise.
Wise, 23, won his event’s first gold medal in the men’s freestyle skiing competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The Reno native said he’s been skiing his entire life and competing in halfpipe for 10 years.
“It was unreal,” he said. “It’s still settling in that I actually won.”
As for a repeat in the next Olympic games?
“I’m hoping to be representing Team USA again and doing the best I can.”