Sidetracked: Sconnie Speedskater May Go for Gold

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By: Melissa S. Wollering

With the Olympics fresh on the minds of many Midwesterners as a result of the Chicago 2016 bid, we here at The SportsBank.net wanted to share one of the region’s best-kept secrets. You know, things that are “kind of a big deal.” Every so often in our new column Sidetracked, we’ll branch out to bring you the best in non-mainstream Midwestern sports talent.  We start with speedskating. If you don’t know him now, you will by Vancouver 2010.  He’s the next big name headed to the Winter Olympics in his sport; Janesville, Wisconsin native Tucker Fredricks. [Read more…]