Olympic Parents

Kikkan Randall wins the sprint at the World Cup
Kikkan Randall wins the sprint at the World Cup
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Curler, Jessica Schultz from Anchorage will compete in her second winter olympics in 2014. Photo courtesy Marty Schultz.

Parents of three Anchorage Olympians join us in the studio. Some of them are headed to Sochi, where the winter games start Friday, so we pre-recorded the show. We’ve heard from athletes, but as a parent it is easier to identify more with the parents: with their pride, and trepidation, and with knowledge of the sacrifices made for a young person to succeed at the highest level. We’ll learn how parents produce an Olympian, and how it feels, good and bad, once you have one in the family.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Ronn and Deborah Randall, parents of Kikkan Randall (Nordic skier)

    Photo courtesy Mary Stassel.
    Photo courtesy Mary Stassel.
  • Marty Schultz, father of Jesscia Schultz (curler)

  • Mary Stassel, mother of Ryan Stassel (snowboarder)

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BROADCAST: Thursday February 6, 2013. 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday February 6, 2013. 9:00 – 10:00 pm AKT


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2014 Winter Olympic U.S. Snowboarding team member Ryan Stassel from Anchorage. Photo courtesy Mary Stassel.
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