Kendall Wesenberg waves after her final run during the women's skeleton at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 17, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Kendall Wesenberg celebrated Pride month in the best way possible. The 2018 Olympic skeleton athlete married singer/songwriter Whitney Fenimore.
The two shared their vows on June 4, 2022, in a ceremony in Truckee, California. A week later, Wesenberg and Fenimore both posted a wedding photo on Instagram, with the promise of “spamming your feed” with more pics once they were back from their honeymoon.
In her latest post, she ended with hashtag #lovewins.
Wesenberg’s teammate and friend, Andrew Blaser, was one of many to attend the wedding. He joked that he and their other sliding friends made up what the Wesenberg family dubbed the “jock table” at the reception.
“Super grateful that I got to spend this special day with these special people,” Blaser posted on Instagram with a photo of him hugging Wesenberg. “The Wesenberg’s are official ya’ll!”
Then he added the hashtags: #loveislove #pride #outandproud #wedding #tahoe #olympian #olympians #love
Soon after the ceremony, Blaser flew to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a skeleton team camp at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. One of few publicly out gay athletes at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, Blaser is known for displaying Pride in what he wears, from blue nail polish (mostly to keep from biting his nails when he’s nervous during competition) to a snakeskin print race suit. He also has a rainbow flag on his Instagram bio, and at the Beijing Games, he created a rainbow wrap around his sled’s saddle.
To officially celebrate Pride Month, Blaser wore a Team USA Pride hat, a shirt that says “Woke Up Gay Again,” and Under Armour Pride shoes while training at the OTC earlier this month.
“I tend to wear those a lot during the month of June,” he said of the shoes. “It’s just a little bit about visibility and sharing my story.”
Blaser gets to show his rainbow colors again in September when his hometown of Boise, Idaho, celebrates Pride. But for the 32-year-old Olympian who came out to his family seven years ago, Pride is not a specific date on the calendar.
“I am trying to work on adopting the pride-all-year-long theory just in terms of increasing visibility and acceptance and understanding that everyone is in a different point on their journey for that,” he said by phone from Colorado.