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Bringing the Green Mountains to South Korea

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The 2018 Olympic Winter Games have officially begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Team USA is lucky enough to have 244 athletes, the largest athlete delegation in Olympic Winter Games history! Of those 244, Vermont has been impressively represented with a whopping 28 athletes either from, or having ties to the area. In fact, Vermont is actually tied with Massachusetts for sixth place among the states with the most athletes-not bad for our little Green Mountain State!

The Vermonters are competing in Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh & Luge, Cross-Country Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey and Snowboarding. You can find their names, ages and connections to Vermont below:

 

  • Mikaela Shiffrin, 22, raised in VT/New Hampshire
  • Andrew Weibrecht, 31, born in Lake Placid, NY
  • Nolan Kasper, 28, from Warren, VT
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle, 25, from Starksboro, VT
  • Tommy Biesemeyer, 29, from Keene, NY/Attended University of Vermont
  • Susan Dunklee, 31, from Barton, VT
  • Lowell Bailey, 36, from Lake Placid, NY/Attended University of Vermont
  • Emily Dreissigacker, 29, from Morrisville, VT
  • Tim Burke, 36, from Lake Placid, NY
  • Chris Mazdzer, 29, from Saranac Lake, NY
  • Codie Bascue, 23, from Whitehall, NY
  • Andy Newell, 34, from Shaftsbury, VT
  • Ida Sargent, 30, from Craftsbury, VT
  • Jessie Diggins, 26, from Stratton, VT
  • Liz Stephen, 31, from East Montpelier, VT
  • Sophie Caldwell, 27, from Peru, VT
  • Simi Hamilton, 30, from Aspen, CO (Attended Middlebury College)
  • Scott Patterson, 26, from Anchorage, AK (Attended University of Vermont)
  • Caitlin Patterson, 28, from Anchorage, AK (Attended University of Vermont)
  • Kaitlynn Miller, 26, from Elmore, VT
  • Patrick Caldwell, 26, from Lebanon, NH
  • Devin Logan, 24, from West Dover, VT
  • Caroline Claire, 18, from Manchester Center, VT
  • Emerson Smith, 21, from Dover, VT
  • Amanda Pelkey, 24, from Montpelier, VT
  • Ryan Gunderson, 32, from Bensalem, PA (Attended University of Vermont)
  • Kelly Clark, 34, from West Dover, VT
  • Lindsey Jacobellis, 32, from Stratton, VT

 

Information gathered from VPR.net

Photo courtesy of UVMbored.com

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