Colorado is sending 36 athletes to South Korea’s Winter Olympics, more than any other state

Colorado fielding 23 men and 13 women competing in 17 disciplines in PyeongChang

By JOHN MEYER | [email protected] | The Denver Post

PUBLISHED: February 5, 2018 at 9:52 pm | UPDATED: February 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/05/colorado-winter-olympics-2018-athletes-pyeongchang/

The 242-athlete U.S. Olympic Team heading to PyeongChang is the largest delegation from any nation in the history of the Winter Olympics. Colorado, the ski capital of the nation, is sending more athletes than any other state to the Winter Games, with 23 men and 13 women competing in 17 disciplines. Nineteen of those athletes will be competing in their first Olympics.

Colorado is home to three Olympic halfpipe skiers, three moguls skiers, three Nordic combined skiers, three Super-G skiers, three snowboard cross racers, three hockey players, three slalom skiers, two slopestyle and big air snowboarders, and two halfpipe snowboarders.

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Red Gerard, the 17-year-old snowboard slopestyle phenom from Silverthorne, is the youngest U.S. Olympic Team athlete from Colorado and Crested Butte slalom skier David Chodounsky is the veteran at age 33.

The U.S. Olympic Team will be looking for its 100th gold medal in PyeongChang, with the count currently at 96. In the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, Coloradans accounted for three of America’s 28 medals, with Mikaela Shiffrin earning gold, Gus Kenworthy earning silver and Boulder’s Alex Deibold grabbing bronze.

Here’s a look at the Colorado athletes

Alpine skiing

David Chodounsky, Crested Butte

Wiley Maple, Aspen

Alice McKennis, New Castle

Sarah Schleper, Vail

Mikaela Shiffrin, EagleVail

Lindsey Vonn, Vail

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David Chodounsky of the USA competes during the first run of the men's slalom event at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Schladming, Austria on Jan. 23, 2018.

Biathlon

Joanne Reid, Boulder

Joanne Reid of USA competes at ...Alexander Hassenstein, Bongarts/Getty ImagesJoanne Reid of USA competes at the women’s 6km relay competition during the IBU Biathlon World Cup at Chiemgau Arena on Jan. 13, 2018 in Ruhpolding, Germany.

Bobsled

Lauren Gibbs, Denver

Nathan Weber, Pueblo West

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In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Codie Bascue, Nathan Weber, Carlo Valdes and Samuel McGuffie, of the United States, compete in a four-man World Cup bobsled race in Whistler, British Columbia.

Cross country

Simi Hamilton, Aspen

Noah Hoffman, Aspen

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Cross-Country Skier Simi Hamilton poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on Sept. 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah.

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Freestyle skiing

Casey Andringa, Boulder

Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte

Chris Del Bosco, Vail

Alex Ferreira, Aspen

Tess Johnson, Edwards

Jaelin Kauf, Vail

Gus Kenworthy, Telluride

Keaton McCargo, Telluride

Torin Yater-Wallace, Basalt

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Alexander Ferreira of Aspen, CO. in action during men's pro ski superpipe final of Dew Tour in Breckenridge on December 15, 2017. Ferrira won the final.

Ice hockey

Nicole Hensley, Lakewood

Troy Terry, Highlands Ranch

Mike Testwuide, Vail

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Nicole Hensley of Lakewood is the No. 1 goalie for the U.S. Women's hockey team and the likely starter in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Nicole poses with her jersey May 23, 2017 in Littleton.

Nordic combined

Ben Berend, Steamboat Springs

Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs

Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs

Jasper Good, Steamboat Springs

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Ben Berend of the United States competes in the Individual Gundersen LH/10km during day two of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Hakuba on Feb. 4, 2018 in Hakuba, Japan.

Skeleton

Katie Uhlaender, Breckenridge

Katie Uhlaender of the United States ...Julian Finney, Getty ImagesKatie Uhlaender of the United States finishes a run during the Women’s Skeleton on Day 7 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

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Snowboard

Chris Corning, Silverthorne

Mick Dierdorff, Steamboat Springs

Red Gerard, Silverthorne

Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs

Hagan Kearney, Telluride

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Chris Corning of USA in action during men's final of snowboard Big Air of Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain on Dec. 10, 2017.

Kyle Mack, Silverthorne

Jake Pates, Eagle

Meghan Tierney, Edwards

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Jake Pates in action during men's pro snowboard superpipe final of Dew Tour in Brickenridge on Dec. 15, 2017. Pates won the final.

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Jake Pates in action during men's pro snowboard superpipe final of Dew Tour in Brickenridge on Dec. 15, 2017. Pates won the final.