Olympian Robby Burns honored by hometown this 4th of July

MT. SHASTA, Calif. —This 4th of July, the city of Mt. Shasta is honoring a resident, who also happens to be an Olympian.

Robby Burns, was this year’s grand marshal, in the 4th of July parade.

Burns competed as a snowboarder in the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, early this year.

He says it’s an honor to have the opportunity to be back in his hometown, which was a huge supporter of him during his Olympic journey.

“Just to have that honor, to be here and to get to stare out into the eyes of the community and with my heart my head and my smile to say thank you to everybody.’

Burns says thousands of people came out for the festivities.

Mt. Shasta saying, they’re forever proud of Robby representing them.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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