Submitted by Name: Marcel From: Poland E-mail: Contact
Comments: Nice website to finding more info about Olympic hero
Added: February 15, 2017
Submitted by Name: Denise Olson (Daughter of Becky Iness) From: Huntington Beach but moved north to crescent city, California E-mail: Contact
Comments: Simeon G. Iness is my grandfathers brother (Roy Iness). I love telling my three children that my grandfathers brother worked hard to achieve dreams that seemed unreachable. He is a great example to many especially my family. I would love to hear from Iness family via email. I keep track of genealogy and have little stories about keota, and their journey to California. Thank you for making such a wonderful website!!!!!
Added: August 13, 2016
Submitted by Name: Matt Kokkonen From: Born in Helsinki, now from San Luis Obispo, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I happened to meet and become acquainted with Dan Iness at Charlie's Restaurant (good burgers and tri-tip) in Los Alamos, CA. Topic of Finland came up and Dan told me about Sim. I lived in Helsinki during the Olympics and as a child was in total awe of anyone who competed at the huge Olympic stadium with its 22 floor high tower and the statue of Paavo Nurmi guarding the entrance. I immigrated to the US in 1962. I am most impressed now to find out the life history of Sim. Thank you Dan for directing me to this inspirational web site.
Added: May 11, 2016
Submitted by Name: Marvin Wash From: Porterville E-mail: Contact
Comments: I grew up in Porterville, and was active in Track & Field during the late 60's at PUHS. As a runner, I didn't directly work with Mr. Iness, other than watching him train my friend who threw the discus. I remember him as a quiet man, a great coach and one who certainly did not tout his own achievements. He was very respected in our community and a true Valley treasure. I moved from Porterville in the early 70's, had I remained I would certainly have enjoyed the opportunity of knowing him better.
Added: December 17, 2015
Submitted by Name: Jeff Wheat From: Cumby, TX E-mail: Contact
Comments: As a high school shotput and discus coach and a thrower myself in high school, I had heard of Sim Iness but didn't know a lot about him. Thank you for all the information on this site. It was great! I will be sharing with my throwers tomorrow. Sim was an American hero!!
Added: April 15, 2014
Submitted by Name: Dave Wiley From: Louisa, VA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I attended PUHS from 1965 to 1969. Sim was the Athletic Director and Varsity football coach. He was one of the nicest teachers I can remember from PUHS and I was sad to see him move on to Porterville Junior College before I made the Varsity football team.
Added: April 9, 2014
Submitted by Name: Frank Trentham From: Sherwood, Oregon E-mail: Contact