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

Martin J. Golden

February 14, 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.