Ashton Eaton, I am reading, is now a gold medal favorite at the 2012 Summer Olympics with a dominating victory at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this weekend. He has set a Decathalon world record.
This guy was born in Portland in '88 and was moved to La Pine when he was two; and his mom and he moved to Bend when he was in the fifth grade (according to the Wikipedia).
He's tore it up in the Trials and looks to be heading to the Olympics.
Best we pay attention. He's not a native son of Bend, but close enough, yes?
Someone to root for!