Wellington, FL – March 1, 2012 – EquestrianCoach.com’s Bernie Traurig encourages enthusiasts of the sport to vote for William Steinkraus for the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Traurig first met Steinkraus with he was 14 years old at a horse show in Long Island where he was competing in the equitation and junior jumper divisions. There was an award for the most promising junior rider with the potential to represent the United States Equestrian Team. Steinkraus selected Traurig.
“I was so honored and proud to receive this trophy from Bill. To this day it sits on my mantel,” shared Traurig. “Bill had a huge influence on my career.”
When Traurig was 18 he had been training with Capt Vladimir Littauer for five years. His father wanted him to go to college. Traurig had other ideas. He wanted to be a professional horseman.
Northbrook, Ill. – The U.S. Olympic Committee and Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today announced the list of nominees eligible for induction into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate and invited fans to start voting for those athletes and teams they feel are most deserving of a spot in the Class of 2012.
The nominee list consists of the following 18 individual Olympic athletes, five Paralympic athletes and five teams.