Interesting People

Claressa Shields, of Flint, Michigan, won the first middleweight gold medal in
women's Olympic boxing in 2012.

President Barack Obama (over my right shoulder, if you couldn't tell) was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009.

President Barack Obama (again, over my right shoulder) at the Detroit Labor Day Celebration in 2011.

Dolvett Quince has joined NBC's hit "The Biggest Loser."  An IFFA- and ISSA-certified trainer, Dolvett Quince developed his company, Body Sculptor Inc., to help people transform their minds, bodies and souls. His regimen focuses on weight loss, nutrition, strength training and cardiovascular exercise, and his style and reputation for success have attracted the attention of professional athletes and celebrities alike.

Brad Keselowski is from Rochester Hills and is the driver of the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge.

They called him "Willie the Wonder," and for good reason. Four-time All-Star Willie Horton was a mainstay in the Detroit Tigers outfield, and an important member of their 1968 World Series Championship team. He spent 14 of his 18 seasons with the Tigers, hitting .273 lifetime, with 325 home runs, an American League Outstanding Designated Hitter Award and a Comeback Player of Year.

Stedman Graham is an American educator, author, businessman and speaker.  He is primarily known as the partner of media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

Jennifer Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003, when she succeeded Governor John Engler.

Wiley Petersen is a Professional Bull Rider, motivational speaker, and personal trainer.

Adriano Silva Moraes is a retired rodeo athlete specializing in bull riding. He had been one of the leading bull riders in the world since the mid-1990s, with two titles at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and three Professional Bull Riders (PBR) world titles to his credit.

In 2008, Robson Palermo claimed two Built Ford Tough Series event titles and finished the season strong by riding seven out of eight bulls at the 2008 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals and claiming the coveted event title and a check worth $250,000. Robson has finished the season ranked in the top six for the last five years and recorded his best season ever in 2011 by finishing 3rd in the standings and claiming the PBR World Finals Championship for the second time. Robson raked in more than $640,000 during the 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough Series season!

Nancy Ann Kerrigan is a two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist and 1993 U.S. champion.