Nick Goepper has "Forrest Gump" moment with governor while receiving Sagamore of the Wabash

Nick Goepper showed Gov. Eric Holcomb his silver medal (and more) Monday at the Statehouse.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Olympic silver medalist Nick Goepper was honored at the Indiana Statehouse Monday.

Before the Lawrenceburg native was honored by lawmakers, Governor Eric Holcomb presented him with the state's highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash.

Goepper won a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi before winning silver last month in PyeongChang in men's ski slopestyle. He says this time, things have been different.

"It's been great, I think a big factor is that I've already done this before, I medaled in the Olympics four years ago and I have that experience and I'm a little older now. I've really taken an effort to sit back and enjoy the ride rather than being distracted and being pulled in every direction," he said. "But I think the experience really helps with that to just enjoy everything that's going on and soak it all in."

Goepper also had a humorous moment Monday, when the governor asked him about his most serious injury while skiing. While recounting a story about hitting his hip on a rail when he was 14 years old, he loosened his belt to show off.

"I'm just going to do a Forrest Gump and I'm going to show ya the scar," he said, exposing his right hip and a little more to the governor and assembled media.

"Please tell me you got that!" Holcomb laughed, slapping his knee. "Viral!"