A welcome home meet and greet is being held tonight at the Ridgefield Community Center for 18-year old Tucker West. The Olympic Luge competitor is being honored at the historic Lounsbury House on Main Street for his run in Sochi. Board President Richard Vazzana says the whole town was excited about having an Olympian this year.
Vazzana addressed his father's remarks on the Today Show that his son was shy and "very single". They're anticipating quite a few 15 to 40 year old women being out front lining up to visit with him.
Vazzana says Ridgefield is a great representative of small town USA. He says Tucker put Ridgefield on the map and they are very proud to host his homecoming. He adds that to have someone local be so successful it's nice to be able to honor them.
Fans are encouraged to wear their Tucker t-shirts. West has volunteered to sign some autographs during the event, which is from 5:30 to 7:30pm.