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Amidst the fur coats, warm mittens and traditional ushanka hats that have been popular at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, a few cheeseheads can be seen walking around as well.  Wisconsin is well represented, with almost 30 athletes having some roots – whether that’s having trained in or having been born and raised in – […]

Amidst the fur coats, warm mittens and traditional ushanka hats that have been popular at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, a few cheeseheads can be seen walking around as well.  Wisconsin is well represented, with almost 30 athletes having some roots – whether that’s having trained in or having been born and raised in – in Wisconsin.

Get to know the Olympians with Milwaukee Magazine’s Team Wisconsin Guide:

Speedskating

Shani Davis

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Chicago, Ill., trains at Milwaukee’s Pettit National Ice Center

Education: Northern Michigan University, Marquette Senior High School, Mich.

 

Alyson Dudek

Team: USA Women’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Hales Corners, Wis.

Education: Divine Savior Holy Angels High School

 

Tucker Fredricks

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT., born in Janesville, Wis.

Education: Joseph A. Craig High School

 

Brian Hansen

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Milwaukee, Wis.

Education: Marquette University

 

Jonathan Kuck

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: West Allis, Wis.

Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Maria Lamb

Team: USA Women’s Speedskating

Current Residence: lives in Park City, UT, raised in River Falls, Wis.

Education: Westminster College

 

Emery Lehman

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Oak Park, Ill.

Education: Oak Park River Forest High School

 

Jilleanne Rookard

Team: USA Women’s Speedskating

Current Residence: lived in West Allis, Wis.

Education: Ashworth College

 

Sugar Todd

Team: USA Women’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Milwaukee, Wis.

Education: Wauwatosa West High School

 

Mitchell Whitmore

Team: USA Men’s Speedskating

Current Residence: Waukesha, Wis.

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Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 


Hockey


Brianna Decker

Team: USA Women’s Hockey

Current Residence: Dousman, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Meghan Duggan

Team: USA Women’s Hockey

Current Residence: Beverly Hills, Calif.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Amanda Kessel

Team: USA Women’s Hockey

Current Residence: lives in Arlington, Mass., born in Madison, Wis.

Education: University of Minnesota

 

Phil Kessel

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

Current Residence: lives in Toronto, Canada, born in Madison, Wis.

Education: University of Minnesota

 

Hilary Knight

Team: USA Women’s Hockey

Current Residence: Sun Valley, ID

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ryan McDonagh

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

Current Residence: New York, N.Y.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Joe Pavelski

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

Current Residence: Born in Stevens Point, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Derek Stepan

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

Current Residence: New York, N.Y

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ryan Suter

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

 Current Residence: Born in Madison, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Jessie Vetter

Team: USA Women’s Hockey

Current Residence: Born in Cottage Grove, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Blake Wheeler

Team: USA Men’s Hockey

Current Residence: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, played with Green Bay Gamblers

Education: University of Minnesota

 


Curling


Craig Brown

Team: USA Men’s Curling

Current Residence: Madison, Wis.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Erika Brown

Team: USA Women’s Curling

Current Residence: Oakville, Ontario, born in Madison, Wis.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; master’s degree from Finch University of Health Sciences (Chicago)

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Jeff Isaacson

Team: USA Men’s Curling

Current Residence: Virginia, Minn.

Education: University of Wisconsin-Superior

 

Debbie McCormick

Team: USA Women’s Curling

Current Residence: Rio, Wis.

Education: Associate degree in applied sciences

 

Allison Pottinger

Team: USA Women’s Curling

Current Residence: Eden Prairie, Minn.

Education: Master’s degree in marketing at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 


Snowboarding


Nick Baumgartner

Team: USA Men’s Snowboarding

Current Residence: From Iron River, Mich.-raised with Wisconsin family and devout Packers fan

Education: West Iron County High School

 


Skeleton


Matt Antoine

Team: USA Men’s Skeleton

Current Residence: Lake Placid, N.Y –Born in Prairie du Chein, Wis.

Education: California University of Pennsylvania

 


Bobsled


Johnny Quinn

Team: USA Men’s Bobsled

Current Residence: Born in Harrisburg, Penn. Free agent signed by Green Bay Packers in 2008

Education: University of North Texas, currently getting master’s in business administration at Keller Graduate School of Management

 

Check out the full Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic schedule.

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