Wife: Jennifer Lynn
Sons: Michael, John & James
Former US Olympian
Producer and Associate Producer, On Ice Productions
Owner, Seybold Skating
City Councilman at Large, City of Marion
Mayor, City of Marion
Two recent books refer to Wayne Seybold as an "Indiana Legend." Wayne earned the reference in the books, "Indiana Legends" and "Legendary Hoosiers," as a world class athlete. He and his sister, Natalie (Kim) Seybold-Catron, competed in the 1988 Olympics as Pairs Figure Skaters, Their 10th place finish in Calgary made them the pride of Marion.
Growing up in a trailer park on Marion's South Side, the Seybolds never had a lot of money. Wayne's parents gave up a larger house in order to fund Wayne and Kim's training. When times were hard for the Seybolds, the Marion community came to their aid.
It was the generous fundraising efforts of the citizens of Marion to help pay for their training that formed the strong bond between Wayne and his hometown. Marion residents contributed over $40,000 to help Wayne and Kim train, and the Seybolds have never forgotten Marion's generosity.
After the Olympics, realizing that his skating career would end someday, Wayne started working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, California. While in L.A , Wayne worked as a Line Producer and Co-Producer for numerous skating productions that toured around the world. These shows were also made for television and home video.
These ventures opened the door to the world of promotion, management, and marketing. As a specialist in these areas,Wayne said,"it is time to be near family and to give back to the community that gave so much to me and my sister."
After moving back to Marion, Wayne started his own business, Seybold Skating, and worked for ReMax Regency Real Estate. He sat on many community boards and was elected to the City Council in 1999. In 2003, he was elected Mayor of Marion.
Wayne is very proud of his accomplishments and the support he has received from his community. But he is most proud of his wife Jennifer, and their sons, Michael, John and James. Even with strict demands on his time he put family in the number one position.
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