Joey Cheek, a Dudley High School graduate, burst onto the speed skating scene in 2002, winning an Olympic bronze medal in the 1,000 meters at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Cheek took his performance to a higher level at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy where he won the silver medal in the 1,000 and won the gold medal in the 500. Cheek’s Olympic peers chose him to carry the U.S. flag in the closing ceremonies and he was awarded the US Olympic Committee Spirit Award. Cheek is the winner of 20 international World Cup and World Championship medals. Cheek is the co-founder and president of Team Darfur, an international coalition of athletes committed to raising awareness of the crisis in Darfur, Sudan and for those efforts received the Inaugural Heisman Trophy Humanitarian Award and was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People in 2006. A 2011 graduate of Princeton University, Cheek is the founder of www.dailyhouse.com.