One year after veteran broadcaster Steve Schlanger '89 called one of the most exciting moments in U.S. winter Olympics history, he was the featured speaker at SLUH's Father/Son Banquet. Schlanger, who has covered exciting action for the MLB, NBA, PGA, Tour de France and Olympics, provided keynote remarks about his SLUH and professional experiences in front of a packed Si Commons at the January 27th event.
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Schlanger's most acclaimed professional moment came during his fourth consecutive Olympics last winter in PyeongChang, South Korea. He described the women’s cross-country team sprint final, in which Jessica Diggins won in a frantic comeback to give the Americans a huge upset victory in an Olympic event they never had won. He and emotionally-charged analyst Chad Salmela made an epic call, one the Minneapolis Star-Tribune dubbed “the call heard round the world for these Olympics.” Their gold-medal call trended on social media and was featured prominently in media outlets worldwide.
From the Archive: SLUH Magazine
Braden Kramer '20 sat down with Schlanger last year to talk about his time at SLUH and his experience as a broadcaster, including his unforgettable Olympics call in 2018.