GRAND FORKS — Gov. Doug Burgum presented the North Dakota Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award to Olympic gold medalists and advocates Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on Wednesday, July 14, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Click the link below stream of the event below.

In addition to Burgum, Lamoureux-Morando and Lamoureux-Davidson, speakers during the ceremony included:

  • UND President Andrew Armacost.
  • Coach Gordon Stafford, director of girls’ hockey and head coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minn., where the Lamoureux twins played high school hockey
  • Dr. Colleen Hacker, mental skills coach for USA Hockey during the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in which the Lamoureux twins played
  • David Cohen, senior advisor to the CEO at Comcast, who has worked closely with the Lamoureux twins in their advocacy efforts.
  • North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger
  • State Historical Society Director Bill Peterson
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The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award recognizes present and former North Dakotans who have been influenced by the state in achieving national recognition in their fields of endeavor, thereby reflecting credit and honor upon North Dakota and its citizens.

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