"Curt’s presentation was FANTASTIC with a capital F! He was a VERY personable guy with a great story. He was both funny and insightful all in one package! Curt took the time to sign autographs and pose for pictures, and he even spent time afterward on the show floor shaking hands and visiting with our members which they enjoyed. We definitely hit a home run in booking Curtis! Thanks MidAmerica Speakers Bureau…great choice!"
~ Cody Nuernberg, President, Northwestern Lumber Association
Tomasevicz recently gave a presentation to our
members during the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association
Annual Conference. Curt is a well versed individual
with a strong leadership message. Our members
thoroughly enjoyed his presentation and were thrilled
when he stayed after to take photos and allow
our members to see his Olympic Medals. What a
refreshing gentleman! He was one of the highlights
of our meeting!"
~ Kathy Siefken, Executive Director, Nebraska Grocery Industry Assc.
was INCREDIBLE! WE loved him! So many people had
so many nice comments... teachers told me they
were moved to tears! He definitely hit a bases
loaded, two outs, full count, homerun in this
small town this morning."
~ Pat Rohrig, Secondary Educator & Youth, Leadership Advisor at Friend Public School
I just wanted to say what a fine job Curt Tomasevicz
did at our sports night on May 2, 2014. All of
the attendees came away very impressed with the
way Curt handled himself and the sincerity he
showed to everyone who attended the event. Curt’s
speech was excellent and all the comments I received
afterwards were very positive. I had some people
tell me that it was one of the best speeches they
had heard in a long time. They were very impressed
with the way Curt took the time to speak to everyone
and how polite he was to everybody. Thank you
again and we hope to work with you again next
~ Brian Vosika, Boys Basketball Commissioner, St. Pius/St. Leo School
was a smashing success at our KFOR Sportscasters
Club Banquet! We had a full house and they were
definitely into Curtis' presentation. He mentioned
to the audience that he had been speaking at a
lot of high schools, but did a marvelous job of
adapting his message to an adult audience. Additionally,
he was very accommodating afterwards, posing for
pictures and signing autographs. Of course, everyone
was totally mesmerized by his gold medal! We were
delighted it worked out for Curtis to be a part
of our banquet. It turned out to be one of the
best we've ever had!"
~ Chuck Stevens, KFOR Sports Director
was a wonderful speaker! Everyone just loved him.
The adults and kids were buzzing through the weekend.
They were showing pictures talking to others that
didn't come and told them about what he said.
He defintely left a HUGE impression on everyone.
I know the kids are making collages with his pictures.
Thank You, Barry and Jenny, for helping us get
Curt to come to Prague. He was the BEST!!!!!!!"
~ Tina Paseka
has a story that every high school and college
athlete should hear! He has taken the values from
his rural upbringing and carved out a path to
academic, athletic, and eventually, Olympic success!
Curtis understands how to deliver his message,
especially to young people. Our students were
mesmerized by his story and were excited to meet
and visit with him."
~ Shaun Brothers, CAA, Athletics & Activities Director, Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth, NE
2010 U.S.A. Gold Medalist Vancouver
Curt Tomasevicz grew up in Shelby, Nebraska, a town of nearly 700 people. While attending UNL, Curt played running back and linebacker for the Huskers from 2000 to 2003, earning most of his playing time on special teams. Curt holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Astrophysics, and a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, all from the University of Nebraska.
During his first season of bobsledding in 2004, Curt landed on the World Cup circuit, consistently pushing on the USA II sled. He made his first Olympics in 2006 in Torino, Italy, sliding to 6th place in the four-man competition. His biggest achievement came at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, when he and his team raced the "Night Train" to the first American four-man Olympic title in 62 years.
In 2014, Curt participated in his 3rd Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. The Night Train II team battled their way to a bronze medal, making Curt one of only six American bobsledders in history to earn multiple Olympic medals. Curt's team was featured on the March 2010 cover of Sports Illustrated. He has appeared on the Today Show, the Late Show and Tonight Show, and has thrown Major League first pitches, in addition to appearing in many other public opportunities locally and nationally.
Your Own Personal Success
Tomasevicz was very well received at our Frenchman Valley
Coop Annual Meeting in Imperial! In fact he was quite
a 'drawing card' as we had the largest crowd in the
past 6 years! I received many positive comments following
Curt's presentation. His story was different and fun
for the group. Also, he was very open to meeting our
audience for pictures and autographs both before and
after the meeting. It was definitely a 'feel good' night
and Curt had a BIG part in making it happen! I will
most definitely keep MidAmerica Speakers Bureau in mind
for future events. They were great to work with in getting
Curt to Imperial, Nebraska!"
~ Doug Ohlson, Frenchman Valley Coop
performed an AMAZING presentation at our school! He
even held the kindergarten students attention for the
entire hour! He was so engaging, you could have heard
a pin drop! The word I heard most often was ‘Awesome!’ Comments I received from staff and students were, ‘He’s
a small town Nebraska boy at heart, and someone we can
relate to.’ They also liked how down-to-earth
Curtis is. The parents loved the message he had for
the students about not forgetting where you came from,
where you are, and where you’re going…and
if you don't like something…change it. The adult
audience members agreed with his message that even if
you come from a small town, you can still do huge things,
even if it's not as big as an Olympic Gold Medal. Curtis
may have a gold medal in his pocket, but in our book
here in Cambridge, he is worth his weight in gold!!"
~ Angie Hagedorn, School Nurse, Cambridge Public Schools
Tomasevicz was exceptional with the kids here
at our camp and his approach was so interesting
and entertaining…he truly embraced the audience.
Also we appreciated the fact that he was so agreeable
to signing autographs and posing for pictures.
The kids wrote tons of questions and he responded
to them with humor in language they could understand.
Curt is a great Olympic athlete, but more than
that, he’s a wonderful person! I would strongly
recommend him to any group, and I am glad that
we were able to make this happen.”
~ Gina Baker, CARE Representative, Boone County Health Camp
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