“Patrick Mader tracks down and interviews more than fifty living Minnesotans who made it to the absolute highest level in their respective sports.” —Dave Mona, WCCO Radio’s Sunday Sports Huddle
“A perfect ten.”—Don Shelby, broadcast journalist, author, and explorer
“A wonderful book . . . [Minnesota Gold’s] stories of courage, passion, and dedication will capture your heart.”—Jody Eder-Zdechlik, six-time All-American in cross country and track & field, University of Minnesota Athletics Hall of Fame member, recipient of the Big 10 Medal of Honor
“Provides new and entertaining information on some of Minnesota’s finest. For Minnesotans and sports fans alike.”—Joel Maturi, University of Minnesota Director of Athletics, 2002 – ’12
“Fascinating reading and great memories of sports in our Minnesota heritage. . . . an amazing and important part of our great state’s history.” —Walter L. Bush, Jr. Chairman, USA Hockey, Inc.
“This book shows that there is opportunity for anyone willing to dream and do.” —John Albrecht, US national speedskating team member 1982 – ’85 and ’87
“Each athlete’s story in Minnesota Gold gives insight into how a champion is born.”—Bob Hauck, St. Olaf College swimming and diving head coach, 1988 US Olympic swimming trials competitor
“The pride these gifted and hard-working athletes have in wearing USA on their uniform while representing the state of Minnesota will give you goose bumps the size of gold medals.”—from the foreword by Joe Schmit, Emmy-winning broadcaster and author of Silent Impact