SKILLED TRADES MEDAL WINNERS
These medal winning athletes paid their way to the Olympics via skilled trades jobs!
NICO HERNANDEZ, BOXING
What does Olympic Bronze Medalist Nico Hernandez do when he’s not in Rio? He’s a lube technician in Kansas, doing oil changes and tire rotations. This is how he paid his way to Rio!
IBRAHIM BALLA, BOXING
Ibrahim Balla participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics and paid his way to London by working as a plumber.
LANCE BROOKS, DISCUS THROWER
Lance Brooks represented Team USA in London while competing as a discus thrower. At home in Colorado, he works as construction worker, pouring concrete.
If they can do it, you can too.