Olympian Nick Goepper to serve as Indy 500 grand marshal

Silver medal winner Nick Goepper, of the United States, celebrates after the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Goepper will serve as grand marshal of Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

The Lawrenceburg native will give the command for the 33 drivers to get to their cars before the race.

"I'm super excited to return to IMS for another awesome Indy 500 experience," Goepper said.

Goepper followed a bronze medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics with a silver medal this past February in Pyeongchang in men's ski slopestyle. He's also won three gold and two silver medals in the Winter X Games.

In March, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb presented Goepper with the Sagamore of the Wabash, the state's highest honor. Earlier this month, the skier announced his engagement to girlfriend Lizzy Braun.

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