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Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Jerry Huebsch medaled in 17 of his 18 events at the recent Wyoming Senior Olympics. He won 10 gold, five silver and two bronze medals, and qualified for the national event to be held in the Twin Cities in 2015

Senior Olympian wins 17 medals

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What started 17 years ago as a challenge amongst brothers has led a Perham man to become a serious contender in sporting competitions around the state and beyond.

It was 1997 when one of Jerry Huebsch’s six brothers decided all seven of them should try running in Lake Country Gardens’ Otter Tail Lake Chase.

“Well, I hadn’t run in 20 years, and I thought it would be a piece of cake,” Jerry said of the two-mile event.

It wasn’t.

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