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Utah's Olympians

Utah Athletes in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games

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 Utah's Olympians

Park City's Ted Ligety is a leading medal contender in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

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With its wealth of winter Olympic training facilities, Utah boasts more than its fair share of athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver Feb. 12-28. According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, a total of 51 U.S. athletes competing in the Vancouver games list somewhere in Utah as their birthplace, hometown or current residence. I've added one Aussie, Torah Bright, who lives and trains in Salt Lake City.

  • Shannon Bahrke, Skiing, Freestyle/Moguls. Olympian in '02 (silver medal) and '06. Birthplace, Reno, Nevada. Hometown: Tahoe City, California. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah. School: University of Utah. Bronze medal: freestyle moguls.

  • Allison Baver, Speedskating, Short Track. Olympian in '02 and '06. Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania. Hometown: Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. Current Residence: Taylorsville, Utah. Bronze medal: women's 3000m relay.

  • Ryan Bedford,Speedskating, Long Track. Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona. Hometown: Midland, Michigan. Current Residence: West Jordan, Utah.

  • Rebekah Bradford, Speedskating, Long Track. Birthplace: Apple Valley, Minnesota. Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota. Current Residence: Magna, Utah. School: University of Utah.

  • Torah Bright, Snowboarding. Birthplace: Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. Hometown: Cooma, New South Wales, Australia. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah. Gold medal: women's halfpipe.

  • Brett Camerota, Skiing, Nordic Combined. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah. Hometown: Park City, Utah. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: Salt Lake Community College. Silver medal: Nordic combined.

  • J.R. Celski, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace: Monterey, California. Hometown: Federal Way, Washington. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah. Bronze medal: men's 1500m, bronze medal, men's 5000m relay.

  • Simon Cho, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea. Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah. Bronze medal: men's 5000m relay.

  • Lauren Cholewinski, Speedskating, Long Track. Birthplace: Pineville, North Carolina. Hometown: York, South Carolina. Current Residence: Murray, Utah.

  • Emily Cook, Skiing, Freestyle/Aerials. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts. Hometown: Belmont, Massachusetts. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: University of Utah.

  • Bill Demong, Skiing, Nordic Combined. Olympian in '98, '02, '06. Birthplace: Saranac Lake, New York. Hometown: Vermontville, New York. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. Silver medal: team large hill Nordic combined, gold medal, individual large hill Nordic combined.

  • Kimberly, Derrick, Speedskating, Short Track. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Blytheville, Arkansas. Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee. Current Residence: West Jordan, Utah. Bronze medal, women's 3000m relay.

  • Alyson Dudek, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hometown: Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Current Residence: West Jordan. Utah. Bronze medal, women's 3000m relay.

  • Dylan Ferguson, Skiing, Freestyle/Aerials. Birthplace: Amesbury, Massachusetts. Hometown: Amesbury, Massachusetts. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: Westminster College.

  • Taylor Fletcher, Skiing, Nordic Combined. Birthplace: Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Current Residence: Park City, Utah.

  • Chris Fogt, Bobsled, 4-Man. Birthplace: Orange Park, Florida. Hometown: Alpine, Utah. Current Residence: Lake Placid, New York. School: Utah Valley University.

  • Tucker Fredricks, Speedskating, Long Track. Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin. Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Lana Gehring, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace, Chicago, Illinois. Hometown: Glenview, Illinois. Current Residence: West Jordan, Utah.

  • Faye Gulini, Snowboarding, Snowboardcross. Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah. Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Chad Hedrick, Speedskating, Long Track. Olympian in '06 (gold, silver, bronze medals). Birthplace: Houston, Texas. Hometown: Spring, Texas. Current Residence: Draper, Utah. Bronze medal: men's 1000m, silver medal, men's team pursuit

  • Steven Holcomb, Bobsled, 4-Man, 2-Man. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Park City, Utah. Hometown: Park City, Utah. Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado. School: University of Utah. Gold medal: four-man bobsled.

  • Travis Jayner, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Hometown: Midland, Michigan. Current Residence: West Jordan, Utah. Bronze medal: men's 5000m relay.

  • Anders Johnson, Skiing, Ski Jumping. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Plattsburg, New York. Hometown: Park City, Utah. Current Residence: Park City, Utah.

  • Maria Lamb, Speedskating, Long Track. Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota. Hometown: River Falls, Wisconsin. Current Residence: Park City, Utah.

  • Ted Ligety, Skiing, Alpine. Olympian in '06 (gold medal). Birthplace: Park City, Utah. Hometown: Park City, Utah. Current Residence: Park City, Utah.

  • Jana Lindsey, Skiing, Freestyle/Aerials. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota. Hometown: Black Hawk, South Dakota. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: Westminster College.

  • Zach Lund, Skeleton, Singles. Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah. Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah. Current Residence: Salt Lake City Utah. School: Westminster College.

  • Jordan Malone, Speedskating, Short Track. Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado. Hometown: Denton, Texas. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah. Bronze medal: men's 5000m relay.

  • Megan McJames, Skiing, Alpine. Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah. Hometown: Park City, Utah. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: Westminster College.

  • Heather McPhie, Skiing, Freestyle/Moguls. Birthplace: Bozeman, Montana. Hometown: Bozeman, Montana. Current Residence: Park City, Utah. School: Westminster College.

  • Steve Nyman, Skiing, Alpine. Olympian in '06. Birthplace: Provo, Utah. Hometown: Sundance, Utah. Current Residence: Heber City, Utah. School: University of Utah.

  • Elli Ochowicz, Speedskating, Long Track. Olympian in '02 and '06. Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin. Hometown: Hartland, Wisconsin. Current Residence: Salt Lake City, Utah.


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