Thursday, August 07, 2008

Casey Burgener: A Class Act

Casey Burgener has represented himself, his family and his country with the utmost dignity and professionalism. He has consistently performed nationally and internationally, drug-free. He has earned his degree in physics. He has spent the better part of 14 years preparing to compete on the Olympic stage.

This morning he called his family from Beijing to tell them he will not be competing. There is no 3rd spot for the United States men's team, as was presented to the athletes and the crowd in Atlanta on May 16, 2008. Casey's performance and documentation of the presentation of Casey as a member of the 2008 Olympic team, as captured by NBC on video, will likely never be shown. The following is in honor of Casey Burgener and his accomplishments on that day.

4 comments:

carla bittle said...

Thanks Tracy for the great post. Casey will always be our Olympian!!His strength of character and integrity has always been admired from family, friends, and acquaintances. He stands for what all Olympians should strive to be. We are so proud that he is our nephew!!! We love you Casey.

climber511 said...

A sad day indeed - Casey is a class act - I feel for him and his family and wish them well in this difficult time.

Chris Rice

Ryen David said...

Tracy,

Can I repost this on my blog?

-R

http://libertarianmuscle.blogspot.com/

The Iron Maven said...

Sure, Ryen. Just please note where it came from. Thanks for supporting Casey! Good luck with your knee.

-TCF