Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Ritenour Grad Brings Home 3rd Gold Medal from Paralympics

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Joe's St. Louis: Ritenour Grad Brings Home 3rd Gold Medal from Paralympics

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FROZEN NOTES - Can't let this good news skate by without a mention:

Steve Cash, a Ritenour High grad (Class of '06), picked up his third gold medal over the weekend with the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team. Cash, 28, is the squad's goaltender and alternate captain.

The U.S. skaters registered a 2-1 overtime win against the Canadian bladers on Saturday at the Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Cash's alma mater posted the following cap tip Monday: "Steve earned his third straight gold medal and fourth overall Paralympic medal. We are so proud of you Steve!"

An Overland resident, Cash has been the netminder for the U.S. gold-medal wins in 2010, 2014 and 2018 and was part of the bronze medal-winning squad in 2006.

In 2009, Cash was named Paralympic Sportsman of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The next year, he won the ESPY Award for "Best Male Athlete with a Disability."

Cash has been on the U.S. squad for 13 years and has also picked up three gold medals for winning the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in 2009, 2012 and 2015.

Diagnosed with bone cancer in 1992, Cash underwent amputation surgery when he was three, according to USA Hockey. Cash earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 2015 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

WALL WRITING - A pair of prominent STL men will join the ranks of Churchill Fellows at Westminster College in Fulton.

The local honorees are businessman and philanthropist Sam Fox, who also was the former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium; and Westminster alumnus Neal F. Perryman, of the Lewis Rice law firm.

The ceremony is 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, which is part of the National Churchill Museum on the school's campus.

The fellows' association works for the development of the museum, which commemorates Winston Churchill's delivering his historic "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946 at the college. …

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