Colorado Tops All At The Winter Olympics
35 Team USA members call Colorado home.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in PyeongChang South Korea. Team USA has 242 athletes participating. That's the largest delegation from any nation and the most in the history of the Winter Games. The Centennial State has the most athletes participating. The Coloradoans include 22 men and 13 women competing in 17 events. 19 are competing in their first-ever Winter Olympics.
The Colorado contingent includes halfpipe skiers, moguls skiers, Nordic combined skiers, Super-G, snowboard cross racers, hockey players, slalom skiers, snowboarders, and halfpipe snowboarders.
Both the oldest and youngest team members are from Colorado. Silverthorne resident snowboarder Red Gerard is the youngest at 17years of age and Crested Butte slalom skier David Chodounsky is the oldest at age 33.
Team USA is seeking to crack the 100 medal mark in this year's Olympic Games. The American's current medal count sits at 96.
Introducing the Colorado Team USA members:
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
Katie Uhlaender, Breckenridge
Credit: The Denver Post