Winning isn't the only thing, considering the recent actions of a Minnesota high school skier.
As reported by the Star Tribune
, junior Bjorn Halvorson won the Alpine skiing state championship in February, but last week he returned the medal to the state's governing body. The reason? Halvorson, who competed for Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), knew he was not eligible to compete in the state meet.
Minnehaha Academy principal Nancy Johnson would not discuss why Halvorson was ineligible, but confirmed he had given back the medal.
"Bjorn returned his medal. It was a decision that he made because he felt it was the right thing to do,'' Johnson told the newspaper. "We're proud that he took that step."
As a result, Jack Post of Eden Prairie (Minn.) was declared the event champion, and the Minnesota State High School League has listed Halvorson as "disqualified" on the official race results posted on the MSHSL website
Halvorson also is no longer a student at Minnehaha Academy, according to the report.