PICTURES THROUGH THE YEARS


While going to Dunlap Elementary in Des Moines, Iowa, Steve went to the Drake Relays on field trips in 1967 and 1968. Here is a picture of the modern stadium without the cinder track that was at the 1967 and 1968 Relays.


1973 Upper St. Croix Valley All-Conference Cross Country team. Steve moved to the Danbury, Wisconsin area in 1968 after the sixth grade and ran at Webster High School. Steve was third in the conference, one of the top conferences at that time.

 

Steve has ran over 66,900 miles since 1971.  He ran at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Minnesota State University, Mankato where he finished his BS-Community Health.


1980 Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country champions with a perfect 15 points. Went on to place sixth at the NCAA Divison 1 Championships. The indoor track and field team was first in the OVC and third outdoors. While getting a Master of Science-Public Health degree at Western Kentucky, Steve was a grad assistant coach.

1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Steve and Liz started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA National Club Coach for Athletes in Action (Eugene), Lay Witnesses for Christ (Dallas-Ft. Worth), and 4 Winds Christian Athletics  (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Athletes were ranked eighty times. In 1992, 4WCA dropped the team and started working with all world-class track and field athletes. In 2014, 4WCA started standing up for Christian athletes in every sport.

1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Steve and Liz are in the third row on the left. 10 golds, 1 silver.


Great Olympic Trials and Championships were held in Indianapolis for many years.


Liz working our display at a church in the 80s.


One of our many passes to the USA Track and Field Championships. We have went to 70% of the Championships since 1981.

On their travels throughout the United States on the way to USA Track and Field Championships, the family stopped at many scenic places. These pictures were in Yellowstone when the kids were younger.


Last time as a USA National Club Coach was at the 1992 Olympic Trials in New Orleans. In 1992, 4 Winds Christian Athletics dropped the team and started working with all world-class track and field athletes. In 2014, 4WCA started standing up for Christian athletes in every sport.


1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


Steve and Liz’s three children at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. They went on to get five university degrees and are married.


At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. We shared the gospel and traded a pin with this Greek athlete.


Witnessing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


Witnessing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.


Steve and Liz were 100 yards from where the bomb went off at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. They saw a guy going in with an Army bag before the bomb went off. The FBI interviewed them.


One of the nails from the bomb hit a statue. Two people died. Many were able to move away from the suspicious Army bag before it went off.


At one of many USA Track and Field Championships.


At the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.


At the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon.


Steve and Liz’s three kids played on top ten high school basketball teams in Wisconsin. Two went on to compete at universities.


Steve has ran over 66,900 miles since 1971. Here is a picture by the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin campus.


Steve and Liz live close to the University of Wisconsin football stadium in Madison. Jesse Owens competed in a track and field meet at the stadium when the track was there. Shortly after, he won four golds at the 1936 Olympics defying Hitler.


The McClimon Track at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Steve and Liz live up the street. Wisconsin has the best cross country teams in NCAA history.


Steve and Liz were married in 1980. They have three children, eight grandchildren. Liz helped co-found 4 Winds Christian Athletics in 1988.

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