Trent Dimas

by Mike Magers

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Trent Dimas is the final 2014 inductee to the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame to be profiled here.  He was a Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics.

Dimas was born in 1970 in Albuquerque and is a graduate of Eldorado High School.  At the time of his Olympic appearance he was a nationally and internationally ranked athlete having competed in the Goodwill Games and Pan American Games.  He had won the American Cup and was the U.S. Men’s Vault Champion, Parallel Bars Champion and Horizontal Bar Champion.

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George Young

by Mike Magers

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George Young, was born in Roswell and graduated from Western High School in Silver City, and then went on to have a record-breaking career at the University of Arizona.  Western High School was the former location of Silver High School.  The 1939 structure is no longer there, but is now the location of a residence hall of Western New Mexico University.

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Betty Woolsey

by Mike Magers

We normally focus on sports that are played at the high school level and above, but will depart from this from time to time.  Unless you are a ski enthusiast, you may never have heard of Betty Woolsey, but in recognition of the 2014 Winter Olympics, she is our subject.  We believe that she was the first athlete with New Mexico ties to compete in the Winter Olympics. 

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