Madison declares ‘Mac Bohonnon Day’ to honor Olympian

Mac Bohonnon of the United States jumps during men's freestyle skiing aerials qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Mac Bohonnon of the United States jumps during men's freestyle skiing aerials qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MADISON, Conn. (WTNH) — The shoreline town of Madison declared February 17th ’Mac Bohonnon Day’ in honor of home-grown Olympian.

Bohonnon is in Sochi as part of the U.S. Olympic team, representing the nation in the men’s aerial competition. He has been skiing since the age of one and is currently ranked as one of the top twenty skiers in the world.

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Mac Bohonnon of the United States crashes during freestyle skiing aerials training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Mac Bohonnon of the United States crashes during freestyle skiing aerials training at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Bohonnon finished good enough Monday morning to get into the final rounds, and finished in 5th place overall in the finals. He won’t bring home a medal, but he makes his hometown proud.

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