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David McCoy

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David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV sports team in March 2013 as a reporter and producer.

It’s a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.

Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Ind. During his time in Michiana, David covered the Notre Dame football team’s appearance in the BCS national title game, followed Irish linebacker Manti Te’o to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and repeatedly slammed his head into his desk while covering the Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax.

The Sheboygan, Wis. native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City. He has earned multiple awards from the Associated Press and two regional Emmys.

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife (Emily) and daughter (Madelyn), playing awful golf, reading good journalism, watching movies, playing hockey and going to the ballpark.

David loves the big games as much as the next sports guy, but says his favorite part of his job is telling stories about athletes you might not otherwise hear about. If you know of a great story idea, please send it to dwmccoy@wcco.com.

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MN Native At The Top Of The Timbersports Game

From Paul Bunyan on down, Minnesota has quite a tradition when it comes to lumberjacks. So you probably won’t be surprised to learn that in the world of timbersports, one of the best in the country comes from right here in Minnesota. Meet the latest Minnesotan looking to make his mark, Ben Whelan.

05/31/2014

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New Prague Pitcher Leads Team Through Playoffs

It’s like playoff hockey and goalies, in high school softball a great pitcher can carry you a long way. New Prague has one such phenomenon, Nichole Reed. Reed is almost unhittable.

05/24/2014

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St. Thomas Baseball, Softball Teams Head To World Series

Both the St. Thomas baseball and softball teams are World Series bound.

05/19/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week: May 16, 2014: Kiela DeVlaeminck

Kiela DeVlaeminck can pitch, and her Waconia High School softball team has a chance when she’s on the mound. It’s pretty obvious that she started playing the sport at a young age.

05/16/2014

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As Canterbury Park Celebrates 20 Years In Minn., Here’s A Look At Its History

Like the horses he cares for, Bernell Rhone is a creature of habit. He’s held the same job, as a trainer at Canterbury Park, since the track was built.

05/16/2014

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Bridgewater: ‘I’m Honored, Happy To Be A Viking’

The Vikings weren’t done with the first night of the NFL Draft after taking Anthony Barr, and they knew they needed to a get a quarterback. They traded back into the No. 32 pick, the last of the night, to take athletic Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

05/12/2014

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Going 1-On-1 With Top Vikings Pick Anthony Barr

Two years ago, Anthony Barr was playing offense and not getting much playing time at UCLA. With a new coach and a switch to defense, he became a first-round draft choice for the Minnesota Vikings.

05/12/2014

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Niederreiter: The Wild’s ‘Difference Maker’

Two hours before Game 7 in Colorado, Nino Niederreiter sat alone in the stands. Just a man, his thoughts and his hockey sticks. It’s a routine he started a few years ago and does before every game; sitting in the seats, taping his sticks and getting focused.

05/10/2014

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MN Wild Keep Focus For Game 5 In Chicago

The Wild left St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday with a very different feeling than when they arrived earlier in the week. “Obviously our guys are feeling pretty good right now,” coach Mike Yeo said.

05/10/2014

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A Cultural Connection With Badminton

Go to a high school badminton match in Minnesota, and you’ll notice a fast pace, a high level of skill, and intense competition.

05/09/2014

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This Nonprofit Is Trying To Fix The Adult Problem In Youth Sports

If you have a child in youth sports, there are few things more satisfying and exciting than watching them play. And there are few things more disheartening than watching an adult get out of control.

05/07/2014

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Local Bike Park Aims To Win Nationwide Contest

It’s another classic Minnesota vs. Chicago matchup. A new local BMX mountain bike park is a finalist in a national competition for a $33,000 grant. It’s a neck-and-neck race right now, and your vote could make the difference helping Minnesota beat Chicago.

05/03/2014

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Jackson Joins Eden Prairie Wrestling As Associate Head Coach

Two of the best high school wrestling coaches in Minnesota history will be joining forces this fall.

04/30/2014

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WCCO Goes 1-On-1 With Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated skier in American history, and it all got started for her at Buck Hill in Burnsville. Vonn has own Olympic gold, gone through significant injuries and is currently in a relationship with golfer Tiger Woods, one of the most popular athletes in the world.

04/28/2014

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Wild Hope History Doesn’t Repeat Itself For Game 5

The Wild face off against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the game is in Colorado. The Wild haven’t won a roadplayoff game since April 14, 2008. The game was at Colorado, of all places.

04/26/2014

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