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  • May 15, 2013
    Athletes Receive Academic Honors
    United States Olympic Education Center athletes finished the 2013 winter semester by naming 25 student athletes to its All-Academic Team.
  • January 3, 2013
    USOEC Names All-Academic Team
    The United States Olympic Education Center has named 28 student-athletes to its All-Academic Team for their performance in the classroom during the 2012 fall semester.
  • July 18, 2012
    Olympians With Local Ties
    Six United States Olympic Education Center and NMU alumni will be representing the United States at the Summer Olympic Games in London.
  • July 10, 2012
    Former Coach Named to Olympic Team
    Former United States Olympic Education Center Coach Al Mitchell has been named to the 2012 USA Boxing Olympic Team staff. Mitchell who was the 1996 Olympic head coach will reprise his 2004 role as technical advisor.
  • June 27, 2012
    Celebrating Olympic Day
    The spirit of the Olympic Movement rolled into Marquette today, as the Olympic Education Center weightlifting team met with members of the NMU Wildcat Youth Camp in celebration of Olympic Day.
  • February 15, 2012
    Athletes Volunteer at Jump Rope for Heart
    Seven U.S. Olympic Education Center athletes volunteered at Father Marquette Elementary School’s Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
  • February 9, 2012
    Constructors Build Olympic Torch Stands
    The United States Olympic Education Center teamed up with the Northern Michigan Constructors student organization to build display stands for eight Olympic torches.
  • January 18, 2012
    USOEC 2011 Fall Academic Team
    Forty-four United States Olympic Education Center athletes have been named to the USOEC All-Academic team for the fall 2011 semester for their performance in the classroom.
  • December 19, 2011
    Wrestlers Win Silver and Bronze
    Two United States Olympic Education Center wrestlers won silver at the U.S. Open for Greco-Roman and freestyle Dec. 17-18 in Arlington, Texas. Ten others placed in the top seven, earning a chance to compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
  • November 15, 2011
    Wrestlers Place in New York
    The U.S. Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman and freestyle team earned a silver and three bronze medals at the New York Athletic Club International last weekend (Nov. 11-13) in New York, N.Y.
  • October 31, 2011
    Wrestlers Begin Season
    The U.S. Olympic Education Center freestyle and Greco-Roman team competed at the Sunkist Kids International in Mesa, Ariz. while members of the freestyle team competed at the Concordia Invitational in Montreal, Canada.
  • September 2, 2011
    Athletes Reflect on First Week of School
    - United States Olympic Education Center athletes completed their first week of school for the 2011-2012 school year. Wrestlers were asked to share some of their first week experiences.
  • August 29, 2011
    Weightlifter McCoy Athlete Of Month
    Â Weightlifter Vanessa McCoy, a facility use athlete training with the United States Olympic Education Center team, has been selected as JulyÂ’s Athlete of the Month.
  • August 15, 2011
    Weightlifters Visit Bay Cliff Health Camp
    The United States Olympic Education Center weightlifting team visited the Bay Cliff Health Camp where the weightlifters demonstrated lifts and answered questions from the campers.
  • August 4, 2011
    Cross Country Skiing Summer Camp
    The United States Olympic Education Center is hosting the Central Cross Country Ski Elite TeamÂ’s training camp through Sunday, Aug. 7.
  • July 26, 2011
    Hart Athlete of the Month
    Boxer Jesse Hart has been selected as the United States Olympic Education Center Athlete of the Month for June for his performance at the USA Boxing National Championships June 19-26 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • June 20, 2011
    May Athlete of the Month
    Freestyle wrestler Erin Golston has been selected as the United States Olympic Education Center Athlete of the Month for May for her performance at the 2011 Body Bar FILA Junior Nationals May 15 in Kissimmee, Fla.
  • May 25, 2011
    USOEC Director Steps Down
    Jeff Kleinschmidt, director of the United States Olympic Education Center, announced today that he will retire after 25 years of service to NMU and the Olympic organization, effective June 30.
  • May 19, 2011
    April Athlete of the Month
    Weightlifter Steve Jarvis has been selected as the United States Olympic Education Center Athlete of the Month for April for his performance at the 2011 National Collegiate Championships April 8-10 in Shreveport, La.
  • May 9, 2011
    USOEC 2011 All-Academic Team
    Thirty-nine USOEC athletes were named to the All-Academic team for the 2011 winter semester with five athletes earning a 4.0 GPA.
  • April 30, 2011
    USOEC Winter 2011 Graduates
    Six United States Olympic Education Center athletes will partake in NMUÂ’s commencement and receive their diplomas on Saturday, April 30.
  • April 13, 2011
    Burkert Excels in March
    Freestyler Jenna Burkert continues to have a successful season. As one of the youngest wrestlers on the team, Burkert won an international and domestic tournament in March.
  • April 8, 2011
    Wrestlers Competing in U.S. Open
    Freestyle and Greco wrestlers are competing in the U.S. Open in Cleveland, Ohio. The top seven wrestlers in each division earn a spot at the U.S. World Team Trials in June.
  • March 30, 2011
    Lenahen Star of February
    Weightlifter Chris Lenahen earned a silver medal and a new personal record to earn the honors of February Athlete of the Month.
  • March 17, 2011
    Spring Break Travels
    USOEC athletes get to travel for spring break like any other student. However, it's not the sun they're seeking, it's international training and competition experience.
  • February 8, 2011
    Wrestlers Gain International Experience
    Freestyle wrestler Jenna Burkert and Greco-Roman wrestler Kendrick Sanders each placed fifth at the Dave Schultz Memorial International held in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • January 21, 2011
    USOEC Athletes On the Road
    USOEC speedskaters and female wrestlers compete in New York and Canada this weekend. Speedskaters are vying for the top spot in the U.S. Junior Championships while freestylers take part in the annual Guelph Open.
  • January 11, 2011
    All-Academic Team Named
    Over half of the athletes training at the USOEC were named to the 2010 Fall All-Academic Team. Out of the 43 on the list, seven finished the semester with a 4.0 GPA.
  • November 18, 2010
    Constructors Rebuild Sauna
    Northern Michigan Constructors student organization replaced boards in the sauna for USOEC athletes.
  • October 27, 2010
    September Athlete of the Month
    Weightlifter Tim Scott was named the September Athlete of the Month for his character, hard work and good deeds.
  • June 9, 2010
    USOEC Athletes Honored for Beautifying Marquette
    The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee awarded USOEC athletes for their annual cleanup service for the Marquette community. Among the items found were two $100 bills.
  • May 28, 2010
    USOEC All-Academic Team
    Twenty-nine USOEC athletes earned a 3.0 GPA or higher to make the All-Academic team.
  • May 26, 2010
    USOEC Selects Outstanding Athletes
    Winter 2010 USOEC athletes of the semester have been chosen for each sport. Athletes are honored based on both academic and athletic accomplishments.
  • December 15, 2009
    USOEC athletes compete on the road
    USOEC speedskaters and weightlifters returned to Marquette after competitions in Green Bay, Wis. and Mobile, Ala. respectively.
  • October 28, 2009
    Competition brings spirit to Marquette
    The USOEC and NMU will kick off the ISU World Cup Short Track Speedskating Competition Nov. 12 and spirit can be seen all across Marquette.
  • May 6, 2009
    Speedskating Pad Testing Joint Effort
    The USOEC has teamed up with US Speedskating, the NMU physics department and an Upper Peninsula fabric manufacturer to test the safety of new rink boack padding.
  • April 8, 2009
    Wrestlers to Compete in Vegas for Nationals
    Thirty-seven wrestlers from the United States Olympic Education Center will hit the mat in search of national titles at the Las Vegas/ASICS United States National Championships and Qualifying Tournaments Thursday through Sunday, April 9-11. Twenty-five Gr
  • February 3, 2009
    USOEC Announces Athletes of the Semester
    The United States Olympic Education Center has honored three athletes with the title â€Â˜Athlete of the Semesterâ€Â™ for their respective program.
  • August 18, 2008
    Terry Steiner's Olympic Blog
    U.S. women's freestyle wrestling coach Terry Steiners shares his thoughts the day after Randi Miller won a bronze medal.
  • August 11, 2008
    Terry Steiner's Olympic Blog
    More from U.S. women's freestyle wrestling coach Terry Steiner as he coaches at the Beijing Olympics
  • August 8, 2008
    Terry Steiner's Olympic Blog
    Former USOEC visiting women's freestyle wrestling coach blogs about his experience at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
  • June 11, 2008
    Wrestlers head to Olympic Trials
    Members of the USOEC Greco-Roman and women's freestyle wrestling teams will head to the Olympic Trials June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • June 6, 2008
    USOEC will host Junior Olympics
    The USOEC is set to host the 2008 Junior Olympic National Boxing Championships June 17-20 in the NMU Superior Dome
  • May 20, 2008
    USOEC Names All-Academic Team
    The USOEC has named 20 athletes to its All-Academic Team for their performance in the classroom during the 2008 winter semester.
  • April 25, 2008
    Seven USOEC Wrestlers Headed to Olympic Trials
    The United States Olympic Education Center menâ€Â™s Greco-Roman and womenâ€Â™s freestyle wrestling teams will send seven athletes to the Olympic Trials after qualifying at the University Nationals April 10-13 in Akron, Ohio.
  • January 18, 2008
    USOEC Names All-Academic Team
    The United States Olympic Education Center has named 23 athletes to the All-Academic Team for their performance during the fall 2007 semester.
  • October 24, 2007
    China and USOEC Face Off
    Chinese and U.S. Olympic Education Center athletes went head to head in a China vs. USOEC competition Oct. 23 in NMU's Berry Event Center, competing in boxing, wrestling and weightlifting.
  • October 24, 2007
    Quotes from the China vs. USOEC Competition
    U.S. Olympic Education Center athletes took on Chinese contenders in a China vs. USOEC competition Oct. 23 in NMU's Berry Events Center. The athletes and coaches said they enjoyed their time together in Marquette.
  • August 15, 2007
    Lester Named Elite Performer
    Greco-Roman wrestler Harry Lester of Akron, Ohio, is the Sawyer International Airportâ€Â™s elite performer for the month of July. It is the second consecutive month Lester earned the honor.
  • August 1, 2007
    USOEC Faces Cut
    The USOEC announced its residential boxing program is scheduled to close in December due to decreasing financial support.
  • July 12, 2007
    Elite Performers Awarded
    Greco-Romen wrestler Harry Lester and women's freestyle wrestler Alyssa Lampe were chosen for Sawyer International Airport elite performances of the month award for June.
  • June 21, 2007
    Chinese Athletes Coming to USOEC
    The USOEC will host Chinese athletes for a week-long training camp followed by an Oct. 23 competition in the Berry Events Center at NMU.
  • May 23, 2007
    Lester: Athlete of the Year
    Greco-Roman wrestler Harry Lester is the USOEC athlete of the year for 2006-07. This is the second time Lester has received the award, as he earned the honor for the 2004-05 season.
  • May 14, 2007
    All-Academic Athletes Named
    The USOEC named 31 athletes to the All-Academic Team for their performance in the classroom during the winter 2007 semester.
  • May 4, 2007
    Olympic Hopefuls Graduate
    Eight USOEC athletes will be heading to NMUâ€Â™s Superior Dome for something other than training on May 5. Theyâ€Â™ll be crossing the commencement stage to receive their diploma.
  • February 12, 2007
    Olympic Challenge Draws Local Talent
    For the first time, the USOEC is inviting community members to compete at the Olympic Challenge, which will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in NMUâ€Â™s Superior Dome.
  • February 1, 2007
    Mark Calendars for Olympic Challenge
    The USOEC is scheduled to host the third annual NMU Olympic Challenge at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Superior Dome on the campus of NMU.
  • January 10, 2007
    Academic Team
    The USOEC named 22 athletes to its Academic Team for their strong performances in the classroom during the 2006 fall semester.
  • December 22, 2006
    Olympian Coaches Camp
    Kristina Koznick will offer her expertise to up-and-comers at the Central Division Tech Camp Dec. 28-30 in Marquette.
  • December 13, 2006
    Athletes of the Semester
    â€ÂœItâ€Â™s been a terrific semester for USOEC athletes in general, but a handful stood out," said USOEC director Jeff Kleinschmidt.
  • August 23, 2006
    USOEC Offers Tours
    The United States Olympic Education Center offers complimentary tours of training facilities Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m., beginning in the USOEC main office in the Superior Dome.
  • June 7, 2006
    Derrick Named USOECâ€Â™s Athlete Of The Year
    United States Olympic Education Center administrative staff unanimously selected short track speedskater Kimberly Derrick of downstate Caledonia as the 2005-06 athlete of the year. Derrick was also U.S. Speedskatingâ€Â™s honoree for athlete of the