State Rep. Lana Theis this week welcomed gold medalist Jake Vedder of Pinckney to the Michigan House floor. Vedder recently won gold for the United States at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Vedder, 18, who won the men’s Snowboard Cross event in February joined Rep. Theis at the Capitol during his visit to Lansing, which also included a meeting with Governor Snyder. Theis introduced Vedder to her House colleagues and presented him with a special House tribute.
“It was such an honor to have Jake as my guest,” said Rep. Theis, R-Brighton. “His hard work and dedication to his sport is truly inspiring and he is a great role model for our community. We wish him the best of luck as he trains to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.”