The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are in full swing, and as we follow the Games and root for our country’s athletes, I wanted to let you know that there many New Yorkers that are participating.
Overall, 18 athletes from New York State are competing in the Winter Olympics:
(Name, Hometown, Sport)
Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, Men’s Biathlon
Dustin Brown, Ithaca, Men’s Ice Hockey
Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, Men’s Biathlon
Ryan Callahan, Rochester, Men’s Ice Hockey
Annelies Cook, Saranac Lake, Women’s Biathlon
John Daly, Smithtown, Men’s Skeleton
Billy Demong, Vermontville, Men’s Nordic Combined
Peter Frenette, Saranac Lake, Men’s Ski Jumping
Jamie Greubel, Lake Placid, Women’s Bobsled
Erin Hamlin, Remsen, Women’s Luge
Jimmy Howard, Ogdensburg, Men’s Ice Hockey
Patrick Kane, Buffalo, Men’s Ice Hockey
Aidan Kelly, West Islip, Men’s Luge
Chris Mazdzer, Saranac Lake, Men’s Luge
Matt Mortensen, Huntington Station, Men’s Luge
Brooks Orpik, Amherst, Men’s Ice Hockey
Josephine Pucci, Pearl River, Women’s Ice Hockey
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, Men’s Skiing
I would also like to congratulate Erin Hamlin from Remsen, NY, on her recent bronze medal for the Luge Women’s Single event. Great Job Erin!!
As New Yorkers and Americans, we should try to honor and support all of our Olympic athletes who represent our nation at the Olympic Games.