Fans Celebrate Jordyn Wieber's Win

By: Fay Li Email
By: Fay Li Email
Wieber Fever is going strong in Dewitt.


Winning a gold medal was not only a dream come true for Jordyn Wieber. For her grandparents, the moment when Jordyn and the rest of the team won was a moment they can't forget.

"In our life time did we ever think we'd see or experience this? It's like fantasy land," said Jordyn Wieber's grandmother Emiline Reifsnyder.

In Dewitt, people came out to support the local gold medalist by signing a poster and buying Jordyn Wieber t-shirts.

Local bakery Sweetie-licious even created a new pie in honor of Jordyn.

"Each of my pies here at the shop have a story and person behind them that have either inspired me or people that I know in big ways," said Linda Hundt, owner of Sweetie-licious.

The new pie was named the "True Champion" Blueberry, Raspberry, Cherry pie. Hundt hopes the story behind it will inspire everyone to be a true champion.

"To be a true champion is being able to win and lose graciously and to persevere with passion."

For now, Jordyn's grandparents say they're just looking forward to seeing her at home and congratulating her on a dream come true. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 164689286 -
Gray Television, Inc.