Many of you will recall 2008 Olympian Jake Deitchler. After returning to the University of Minnesota following his Olympic pursuits Jake was forced to end his career at 22 years old. From a very early age Jake has suffered headaches stemming from head injuries sustained in motocross riding and wrestling. Doctors and specialists weighed in and the talented young man from Anoka, Mn had no choice but to walk away from competition in the sport he loves.
Take a look at this special interview with Jake. The end result was assembled from over 3 hours of interviews. The conversations took place the afternoon of January the 14th 2011.
The setting was appropriate as it took place next to the famed Barn, Venerable Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Appropriately a life sized bronze of Gable stands watch over Jake during the entire interview.