ASPEN, Colo. — Nick Goepper’s road to the Olympics really began on the doorsteps of rural Indiana, where he rang doorbells, handed out flyers that shared his dream and offered to do odd jobs for neighbors for a buck or two.
And on the school bus, where Goepper took the bulk boxes of candy bars he’d bought and sold them to friends at a profit.
“Easy money. Too easy,” Goepper said.
Small little victories, a dollar here or there, helped him raise the money to buy a pair of goggles, eventually a pair of skis.