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The United States Olympic Committee ended up paying the Czechoslovakian team's expenses to avoid an international incident.After the birth of his first son, Kelly, Knievel realized that he needed to come up with a new way to support his family financially.Using the hunting and fishing skills taught to him by his grandfather, Knievel started the Sur-Kill Guide Service.He guaranteed that if a hunter employed his service and paid his fee, he would get the big game animal desired or Knievel would refund his fee.After his conspicuous trek (he hitchhiked with a 54-inch-wide (1.4 m) rack of elk antlers and a petition with 3,000 signatures), he presented his case to Representative Arnold Olsen, Senator Mike Mansfield, and Interior Secretary Stewart Udall. After returning home to the west from Washington, D. He joined the motocross circuit and had moderate success, but he still could not make enough money to support his family.

Knievel was successful as an insurance salesman (even selling insurance policies to several institutionalized mental patients ) and wanted recognition for his efforts.After the closure, Knievel went to work for Don Pomeroy at his motorcycle shop in Sunnyside, Washington.While trying to support his family, Knievel recalled the Joie Chitwood show he saw as a boy and decided that he could do something similar using a motorcycle.Robert Craig Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007), professionally known as Evel Knievel, was an American stunt performer and entertainer.Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps; in 1974, he failed an attempted canyon jump across Snake River Canyon in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket.

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