Brushes With Fame
Kittitas County’s Celebrity Connections
Kittitas County boasts a wealth of people with name recognition across the region, the country and in some cases the world. Here are just a few.
Patrick DeneenOlympic Skier
Patrick Deneen (b. 1987) is an American freestyle skier, specializing in moguls. In 2008 he was Freestyle Rookie of the Year. He was the gold medalist at the 2009 International Ski Federation (FIS) Freestyle World Ski Championships. He competed for the U.S. Ski Team in the winter Olympics held in Vancouver in 2010 and in Russia in 2014, the year he finished the World Cup circuit ranked third globally and won the U.S. Freestyle National Championships held at Deer Valley Resort. Deneen was born and raised in Cle Elum where he lives. Today he is focused on his third bid for Olympic Gold in South Korea slated for 2018. (Photo courtesy of Pat Deneen.)
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