Professional Shooter With Ties to Northern Colorado Wins an Olympic Medal
Talk about an athletic family. The wife of a former Denver Bronco, who grew up in Northern Colorado won a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Corey Cogdell, just won her second consecutive bronze medal in the Women's Trap. The Trap is similar to skeet, where a competitor shoots clay pigeons with a shotgun.
Cogdell is the wife of Defensive End and Northern Colorado native Mitch Unrein. Unrein, who grew up in Eaton, is currently playing for the Chicago Bears and played for the Denver Broncos from 2010 to 2014.
Unrein and Cogdell met in 2010 when they were set up on a blind date by mutual friends. With Unrien playing professional football, he missed Cogdell competing in London in 2012 and this year in Rio, where she won Bronze in both. With Unrein heading into the latter end of his career, Unrien is considering competing again in 2020, so that her husband can join her and experience the Olympics in person.