Local Olympians Update – How they fared at the Sochi Olympic Games   1 comment

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The Sochi Olympic Games are over. For some athletes, medals in hand, they have won the ultimate prize they have worked their entire lives in pursuit of. For other athletes, the only spoils they take home are the memories. I hope for all who competed, they are glorious ones.

I thought it would be nice to do a follow up to the previous post from January as to how our local athletes did. Here’s the breakdown:

 

Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Alpine Skiing, super combined- Bronze

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Jamie Anderson, South Lake Tahoe, Snowboarding – Gold

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Maddie Bowman, South Lake Tahoe, Freestyle Skiing- Gold

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David Wise, Reno, Freestyle Skiing – Gold

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Danny Davis, Truckee, Snowboarding half pipe – 10th

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Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, Alpine Skiing – 5th

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Chas Guldemond, Reno, Snowboarding slopestyle – 15th

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Nate Holland, Truckee, Snowboardcross – sadly did not make it through qualifying rounds

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Tim Jitloff, Reno, Alpine Skiing – 15th

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Karly Shorr, Truckee, Snowboarding Slopestyle – 6th

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Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Alpine Skiing – Downhill – 30th

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Hannah Teter -snowboard, half pipe- 4th

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Ryan Stassel -snowboard slopestyle – 14th

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And what were the final results for all of the marquis athletes that aren’t from the area, but NBC showcased as our top contenders?

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From left to right:

Meryl Davis and Charlie White came home with the Gold for Ice Dancing, and a Bronze in the Team event.

Mikaela Shiffrin (Alpine Skiing) won a Slalom Gold.

Shani Davis (long track) surprisingly did not come home with any medals after multiple medal wins in previous Olympics and medal wins in several world cup competitions just before the Olympics.

J.R. Celski, along with his team mates Jordan Malone, Eddy Alvarez and Chris Creveling won a Silver medal in Short Track Speedskating in the 3000m relay, and the only medal for U.S. Speedskating.

Shaun White shockingly finished just off the podium at 4th in the half pipe. He did have the highest score at the event, unfortunately, during a qualifying round, not when it counted the most.

Gracie Gold brought home a Bronze medal in the team figure skating event, and just off the podium in 4th for the Ladies figure skating event.

Ted Ligety won a Gold medal in Giant Slalom.

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Congratulations to all our athletes, no matter where they placed. You represented the USA proud and well.

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Sign at Squaw Valley made by some of the local kids congratulating local skiers Julia Mancuso and Travis Ganong.

Sign at Squaw Valley made by some of the local kids congratulating local skiers
Julia Mancuso and Travis Ganong.

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  1. We are definitely a melting pot for Alpine Athletes in Tahoe!!

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