Jerry Schemmel is the familiar and respected play-by-play announcer of the Colorado Rockies on flagship station KOA in Denver. He has completed three marathons and nine triathlons. Schemmel twice rode a bicycle across the United States, as a fundraiser for two Denver area charities. His efforts raised a total of $250,000. In June of 2015, he successfully completed the Race Across AMerica [RAAM], as part of a two man cycling relay team, covering 3,000 miles in seven and a half days to win the overall two person relay division. In addition, Schemmel is a popular motivational speaker and author of Chosen to Live, which chronicles his survival of the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which crashed in Sioux City, IA in 1989. Schemmel grew up in Madison, SD and now resides in Littleton, CO with his wife of 30 years, Diane. They have one daughter, Maggie (age 22) and one son, Ryan (age 16).
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