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Wilder Gray checks out one of three silver medals that hometown hero Johnny Spillane won at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Spillane took a few minutes from his busy schedule Wednesday to meet with the students at the Lowell Whiteman Primary School in downtown Steamboat. He also signed a few autographs and let the students get close to his Olympic trophies.

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Steamboat's Olympic medalist Johnny Spillane visits Whiteman Primary

In what is likely the beginning of a whirlwind tour, SpilĀ­lane, a Lowell Whiteman Primary School alumnus, visited the school in the afternoon Wednesday. The U.S. Nordic ComĀ­bined Ski Team member recently returned to Steamboat Springs after winning three silver medals in the just completed Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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