Vermont is well represented at the Olympic Games

Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 09:56 AM

Team USA at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies

I was glued to the TV last night to watch the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. It's really exciting to watch the Games, and even more so since we have such a strong American team.Team USA at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Vermont is definitely a winter sport kind of state. And this bears true as we've sent a contingent of athletes to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Olympic athletes with Vermont ties include:

Cross-country skiers

Andy Newell (from Shaftsbury)
Liz Stephen (from East Montpelier)
Caitlin Compton (grew up in Warren)

Alpine skiers

Chelsea Marshall (from Pittsfield)
Jimmy Cochran (grew up in Richmond)
Nolan Kasper (resides in Warren)

Moguls skier

Hannah Kearney (from Norwich)


Hannah Teter (from Belmont)
Kelly Clark (from West Dover)


Lindsey Jacobellis (resides in Stratton)

Some skiers and hockey players from other states have competed for the University of Vermont or Middlebury College. Other skiers have trained at Vermont ski academies, including Green Mountain Valley School, Stratton Mountain School, Killington Mountain School and Burke Mountain Academy.

Those athletes include nordic skiers Garrott Kuzzy, Kris Freeman and Simi Hamilton; biathletes Laura Spector and Lowell Bailey; moguls skier Michael Morse; snowboarder Louie Vito; skicross skier Daron Rahlves; and hockey player Tim Thomas.

These are good Web sites for keeping up with news of athletes with Vermont ties at the Games:

And these recent links share info on nordic skiing powerhouse Andy Newell:

Let the games begin! And best of luck to our Vermont athletes!


Photo courtesy of US Ski Team.


Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Cross-country skiing, Ski racing

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