Gov. Pence Honors Indiana Olympian Nick Goepper

Gov. Mike Pence honored Nick Goepper, the only Hoosier to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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Gov. Mike Pence looks over Nick Goeppers shoulder as he pretends to sign something on the governor's desk.

Gov. Mike Pence today honored Nick Goepper, the state’s sole competitor in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Goepper, a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind., won a bronze medal last month in the ski slopestyle competition, behind two of his American teammates. It was the third time in Winter Olympic history that a United States team swept the medals in one event.

“Every Hoosier was standing a little bit taller when we saw you on that stand,” Pence said during today’s ceremony.

The House of Representatives also passed a resolution praising Goepper for his achievement. They also voted last month to exempt Olympic prize money and medals from state taxes. Goepper so far is the only one to whom that law applies.

Gretchen Frazee contributed to this report.

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