Montana athlete's Olympic dreams back on track

Posted at 6:58 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 09:04:36-04

MISSOULA — After a speedbump in the process, Havre native and former UM jumper, Sammy Evans, is back on track towards her goal of reaching the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Back in March, Evans' Olympic dreams were put on hold, along with the games themselves, due to COVID-19.

Evans spent nearly two years of training and working multiple jobs to pay for it all before the games were ultimately postponed.

However, this week Evans announced via social media that she would be back training for the 2021 games.

It's different this time though. In the past, Evans had to fund herself with the help of some sponsors.

Now Evans is signed to a full contract with Iron Rod Health, which pays for her training while also paying her to be in advertisements.

"Especially this time around I'll actually be able to put more time into that than I ever have and I'm excited to see what that looks like," said Evans.

"And how much better I would get if I am not having to juggle eight different things on my plate to pay bills to be able to train."