Monday, March 3, 2008

Vote for Lones Wigger for the 2008 US Olympic Hall of Fame!

Vote for USA Shooting's Lones Wigger for 2008 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Online voting to select the 2008 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class is underway.

Click this link and vote for USA Shooting's Lones Wigger:

USA Shooting's Lones W. Wigger, Jr. (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is among the 18 individual Olympian Hall of Fame finalists announced today by the USOC. Wigger, (70), whose career spanned 25 years, is a three-time Olympian, having competed at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a combined two gold and one silver medals. In addition, he qualified for the 1980 Olympic Team.

Wigger also competed on five Pan American Games teams, where he won five silver and 13 gold medals. During his shooting career, Wigger won 111 medals and set 29 world records in international competition, more than any other shooter in the world. He is a member of the USA Shooting Hall of Fame and was also honored in 1996 by the USOC as a "Golden Olympian."

Message from Lanny Bassham:

Lones Wigger has won more national championships and more international medals than any other competitor in the history of this country, in any sport, that I can verify. I rank 3rd in medal count for shooters with 35, The guy in 2nd has 36 and Wigger has 122. These are International Championships, finishing in the top three in continental and world competitions. Unbelievable! He is without question the world's winningest athlete but because he is in a shooting sport he gets little media attention. Please give him the honor he deserves by voting for him. -Lanny Bassham

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