Clear Creek High School c/o 1994
2004 Olympic Games - Volleyball
BiographyLocal fans looking to lock in on a feel-good story during the upcoming 2004 Olympic Games from Athens, Greece, need to look no further than the story of own of their own—USA volleyball player Riley Salmon.
The 1994 graduate of Clear Creek High School will lead Team USA into action beginning August 13 with hopes of landing the big prize—the gold medal. Then again, Salmon, now 28, has landed quite a few big prizes since picking up a volleyball for the first time in 1992.
How he got to where he is today is truly a story with many possible titles. Salmon's mother calls it vindication. His wife, the former Maria "Millie" Rodriguez, calls it awesome, and admits she's watched her husband, whom she met while they both attended Clear Creek High School, become a man on the volleyball court. Maybe it's a Cinderella story, but then again, not. This is a story about a man determined to reach his goals, a man who has made the sacrifices to realize his dreams. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing No. 16 for Team USA, outside hitter Riley Salmon.