- Freestyle Skiing
Win a date with bronze medalist Nick Goepper
Slopestyle skiing bronze medalist Nick Goepper took to Twitter on February 14th to see if any ladies wanted to be his Valentine. The response was enthusiastic, to say the least. The tweet transformed into a contest, using the Twitter hashtag #iwanttodatenick, where fans enter to win a date with the U.S. Olympian. A winner will be chosen after the Closing Ceremony and flown to wherever Goepper is training. See some of the submissions below including a video of Goepper's response.
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Response to the campaign was spirited--on Valentine's Day it spent time trending in the U.S. The competitors used a wide variety of tactics to try and win Goepper's heart.
There was also a fair share of the classic pick-up lines:
With Goepper being an Indiana boy, some Midwestern ladies attempted to play the common roots card:
Nick has never been shy about how he feels about Taylor Swift. Some entries decided to use this insider info:
Some got some four-legged back-up to appeal to Nick's softer side:
(Given how much these girls love their furry friends, maybe they should have tried for Goepper's fellow U.S. freestyle skier, @Guskenworthy.)
Speaking of Kenworthy, there was an entry for the whole American slopestyle skiing podium:
A couple of the eligible bachelorettes opted to make their pitches in song:
Since the Olympics is an international affair there were also some multicultural contributions:
But ultimately, Nick's contest asked for the submissions to be creative and these Twitter users complied.
This "Classifieds" ad updates an old-school technique with a modern feel:
This Twitter user knows that "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach":
Hopefully Nick will appreciate this pop culture reference:
Hand-crafted, from the heart. A very personal piece of creativity from a talented Goepper fan:
The classic Valentine with wordplay to boot:
It remains to be seen if the future Mrs. Goepper is among his Twitter fans, but the #iwanttodatenick contest has already succeeded in bringing Olympic love to Sochi and hilarity to the internet.