Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett visited the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday. During his visit, the 2014 Pro Bowl running back got an all-access tour of the OTC. Forsett met with athletes, received a walk-through of Team USA training programs, and even practiced a few new sports in case he ever needs a new one when he moves on from football.
At the start of his tour, Forsett thought that if he were an Olympic athlete he would participate in track and field. By the end, Forsett had changed his mind and wanted to be a fencer.
"I'm really digging this fencing right now from my experience today," Forsett said. "I learned that the epee is flexible and I always thought it was hard."
Forsett also visited a Paralympic swimming practice. The experience left a lasting impression.
"It's awesome. It's powerful stuff," he said. "These guys are not letting anything limit their ability or what they do in their sport arena. It's encouraging and inspiring."
Follow Forsett's day through photos:
Justin Forsett arrived at the Olympic Training Center...
...where his first stop was the Olympic Shooting Center.
Paralympic shooter Mike Tagliapietra taught him the sport...
...and Forsett tested out the scope.
His next stop was the Ted Stevens Sports Services Center...
...where Forsett received an overview of Olympic training programs.
Forsett and USOC trainer Brandon Siakel toured the facility.
Next he met the pentathletes and tried his hand at laser shooting.
Then it was time to practice fencing...
...mask, jacket and all!
After fencing, Forsett explored the OTC campus...
...and took a stroll down the Olympic pathway before departing.