Gold medalist has Portola ties

SkiGoldFeather Publishing

David Wise won a gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Wise, the grandson of legendary Portola High School football coach Bob Wise, won gold in the free-ski half-pipe competition.

The 23-year-old Wise entered the Winter Games as the favorite in the event, which debuted as an Olympic sport this year.

Wise was cheered on by a large contingent of family members who traveled to Russia to support him.

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