Sheridan High School's Texas Tanner will be enrolling at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in the fall so, in addition to all the duties of being a cadet, he'll be competing for the Falcon track and field program. Tanner placed 5th in the shot-put at the 2021 State Track Meet in Casper back in May with a toss of 50 feet 7 inches. He also made the discus throw event at the state meet but did not have a qualified distance.

Tanner also made his presence felt on the football field as he had 4 carries for 72 yards on offense and 3 tackles on defense as the Broncs won the 4A State Championship over Rock Springs. For the season, he had 34 carries for 266 yards and 3 TDs with 41 tackles on offense, including 5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss.

In addition to those two sports, Tanner competed at the Boys State Swimming and Diving Meet and placed 8th in the 1-meter diving event with 303.5 points.

The Air Force men's track team took 2nd at last year's Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships.

How Many Medals Have Wyoming-Born Athletes Won at the Olympics?

Wyoming isn't represented on Team USA for the 2020 (in 2021) Olympics in Tokyo. But, athletes born in Wyoming have competed for the gold a handful of times over the last century.

According to the folks at, seven Wyoming-born Olympians have competed on the world's largest stage.

Since the 1932 LA games, these competitors earned four Olympic medals; one gold, two silver, and a bronze. Wrestling, Track and Field, and Rowing are the evens where Wyoming-natives have shined.

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