Support the Empire State's Olympians as they compete in Sochi!

Andrew J. Lanza

February 18, 2014

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.