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Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics Hometown Heroes exhibit to be unveiled at Alf Engen Ski Museum

PARK CITY, Utah —  The Alf Engen Ski Museum announced a new exhibit featuring Hometown Heroes from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The museum will honor six athletes at the unveiling on February 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The featured athletes are Colby Stevenson, Danelle Umstead, Casey Dawson, Justin Schoenefeld, Chris Lillis, and Ashley Caldwell. The exhibit will stay in place until 2026.

Two of the featured athletes, Colby Stevenson and Casey Dawson grew up in Park City. Stevenson has won several internal competitions and took home silver in the Big Air competition. Dawson was part of the Olympic speedskating team. Along with his teammates Joey Mantia, Emery Lehman, and Ethan Cepuran, Dawson won bronze in the Speedskating Long Track Team Pursuit event.

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Danelle Umstead won three bronze medals at the Paralympics as a para-alpine ski racer. Umstead was guided by her husband, Rob Umstead, during the event. She has competed in four Paralympic winter games and was the American flag bearer at the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics.

Justin Schoenfeld, Chris Lillis, and Ashley Caldwell won gold as part of the U.S. mixed aerials team at the Olympics. Although they are from other areas of the country, Park City brought them together.

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Gold medallists Justin Schoenefeld, Christopher Lillis and Ashley Caldwell of Team United States pose during the Freestyle Skiing Mixed Team Aerials flower ceremony on Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 10, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.
ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA – FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Gold medallists Justin Schoenefeld, Christopher Lillis, and Ashley Caldwell of Team United States pose during the Freestyle Skiing Mixed Team Aerials flower ceremony on Day 6 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 10, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images.

“We are honored to feature these local Olympic athletes that have trained and competed at our Olympic Legacy facilities. Athletes have incredible access to training facilities, such as Utah Olympic Park, Utah Olympic Oval, and Soldier Hollow Cross Country venues,” said Connie Nelson, Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum.

The unveiling ceremony will occur at the Alf Engen Ski Museum in the S. J. (Joe) Quinney Winter Sports Center at Utah Olympic Park. RSVPs are required to attend the event. They can be made by emailing Connie Nelson, Executive Director of the Alf Engen Ski Museum, at cnelson@uolf.org or calling (435) 658-4240.

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