1 Wisconsin-River Falls
The NCAA Division III school is the site of the Kansas City
Chiefs' training camp.
This is an article from the Oct. 6, 2003 issue
2 Lumberjack World Championships
The world's most lucrative logging event draws 200 top
lumberjacks and lumberjills to Hayward to compete for more than
$50,000 in prize money.
3 American Birkebeiner
The largest cross-country ski race in North America (6,500
competitors) runs from Cable to Hayward.
4 World Championship Snowmobile Derby
Every January more than 300 professional snowmobile racers
descend on Eagle River, not far from the International Snowmobile
Racing Hall of Fame.
5 Stevens Point
The town is home to the U.S. Curling Association and NCAA
Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point, whose alums include
Seahawks president Bob Whitsitt and Bucks coach Terry Porter.
6 Suzy Favor Hamilton
The three-time Olympic middle-distance runner is a Stevens Point
native and a Wisconsin grad.
7 Lambeau Field
The Packers' 46-year-old home just received a $295 million
8 Dairyland Classic Surfing Championships
The Lake Michigan shore town of Sheboygan hosts the world's
largest freshwater surfing competition; waves usually range in
height from three to six feet.
9 Whistling Straits
The golf resort in Kohler will host the 2004 PGA Championship.
The state's biggest city was named Wisconsin's SI Sportstown
because it has the best community sports programs.
The Milwaukee school has made three trips to the Final Four, and
it won the '77 national title under coach Al McGuire.
12 Pettit National Ice Center
The Milwaukee speed skating rink, a U.S. Olympic training center,
was home base for gold medalists Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen.
13 Harley Davidson
The first Harley motorcycle was built in Milwaukee in 1903, and
the engines for today's bikes are built at the company's factory
14 Chellsie Memmel
The hero of this year's world champion U.S. women's gymnastics
team is from West Allis.
15 Alan Kulwicki
The Greenfield native and Wisconsin-Milwaukee alum was the
reigning Winston Cup champ when he died in a 1993 plane crash at
16 Paul Hamm
The Waukesha gymnast is the reigning all-around world
champion--the only American ever to earn that honor. His twin,
Morgan, is the floor-exercise national champ.
17 Matt Kenseth
NASCAR's 2003 Winston Cup points leader is from Cambridge.
18 University of Wisconsin
Madison campus has produced five national hockey champs and two
Heisman Trophy winners: Alan Ameche (1954) and Ron Dayne ('99).
19 Camp Randall Stadium
The 76,634-seat horseshoe in Madison, one of the 20 largest
college stadiums in the nation, has been the Badgers' football
home since 1917. It is named for a Civil War training camp that
stood on the same spot.
Team mascot Bucky Badger.