Montana's Mt. Rushmore of Sports

Updated: February 2, 2009, 7:03 PM ET
ESPN

ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Montana's Sports Rushmore are below:

Robert "Evel" Knievel (Butte) - The daredevil motorcycle jumper often jumped buses, cars and trucks. He famously attempted to clear Snake River Canyon in 1974.

Brent Musburger (Big Timber) - A legendary play-by-play man and studio host for over 30 years in a variety of sports ranging from football, basketball, baseball, golf, and NASCAR.

Dave McNally (Billings) - He won 20-plus games in four consecutive seasons (1968-71) and pitched in four World Series with the Baltimore Orioles.

Phil Jackson - The coach of nine NBA Finals champions, Jackson also enjoyed a 12-year NBA career.

Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)

Shannon Cate (Billings, Montana Grizzlies) - Montana's all-time leading scorer in women's basketball history, 2nd all-time leading scorer in Big Sky history

Scott Davis (Great Falls) - Won back-to-back U.S. Figure Skating championships in 1993-94

Dave Dickenson (Great Falls, Montana Grizzlies) - Led Montana to the 1995 Division I-AA national championship, 2000 CFL MVP with the Calgary Stampeders

Tim Hauck (Butte, Montana Grizzlies) - 2-time All-American safety in 1988-89, played 13 seasons in the NFL

Larry Krystkowiak (Missoula, Montana Grizzlies) - Montana's all-time leading scorer and rebounder in men's basketball, only player in Big Sky history to win conference MVP three times

Ryan Leaf (Great Falls) - Led Washington State to the 1998 Rose Bowl, the Cougars' first Rose Bowl appearance in 67 years, finished 3rd for the 1997 Heisman Trophy

Dan Mortensen (Billings) - All-around Rodeo world champion in 1997, 6-time world saddle bronc champion in 1993-95, 1997-98 and 2003

Micheal Ray Richardson (Montana Grizzlies)  4-time NBA all-star, led the NBA in steals in 4 of his 8 NBA seasons

Jan Stenerud (Montana State Bobcats) - Norwegian came to U.S. on ski-jumping scholarship but joined football team as a dedicated kicker. Played 19 NFL/AFL seasons

Joe Tiller (Montana State Bobcats) - Tackle at Montana St; Drafted by AFL's Boston Patriots in 1964; Winningest football coach at Purdue

Lones Wigger (Great Falls) - 3-time Olympian in rifle shooting winning 3 medals (2 gold, 1 silver), has set 29 world records in international competition