First, U.S. Ski Team athlete Bill Demong made history when he won the first ever Olympic gold medal in a Nordic event for the USA. (Yesterday, Demong won the Nordic Combined Large Hill, two days after claiming silver in the Nordic Combined Team event).
But last night, Demong blazed another major mark in the books when he proposed to his girlfriend Katie in front of family and friends at the U.S. Ski Team House in Whistler. He had entrusted U.S. Teammate (and large-hill silver-medalist) Jonny Spillane with watching his gear bag all day, as it secretly contained Katie’s diamond ring, and when Demong took the mic at the Ski Team House, he explained exactly why.
Watch the better-than-gold medal moment here. We thought we would be shooting a speech, but as you’ll see, Demong awesomely surprised us all.