Get to know Colorado’s Olympians

Gold,Silver and Bronze metals

Of course we’ll cheer for the home team at the Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, but maybe we’d also give an extra cheer for the closer-to-home team. Here’s some information about Olympians who call Colorado home.

Which Olympian has a super-high GPA in college? Who’s a cancer survivor? Who’s a wounded warrior? Who’s an active duty Green Beret? Who’s the oldest? The youngest among Colorado’s athletes? Who’s an Olympic gold medalist already? (That should be an easy one.) Who’s a Paralympics gold medalist? (That one could be harder.) Follow the links to find the answers and be the best at Colorado Olympian and Paralympian trivia. The Olympics are Feb. 8-25 and the Paralympics are March 9-18.

And if you’re interested in other Olympic-inspired reading, the Poudre River Public Library District has some recommendations.

Olympians from Colorado

Casey Andringa, Boulder, Freestyle Skiing

Ben Berend, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte, Freestyle Skiing

David Chodounsky, Crested Butte, Alpine Skiing

Chris Corning, Silverthorne, Snowboarding

Mick Dierdorff, Steamboat Springs, Snowboarding

Alex Ferreira, Aspen, Freestyle Skiing

Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Red Gerard, Silverthorne, Snowboarding

Lauren Gibbs, Denver, Bobsled

Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs, Snowboarding

Jasper Good, Steamboat Springs, Nordic Combined

Simi Hamilton, Aspen, Cross-Country Skiing

Nicole Hensley, Lakewood, Hockey

Noah Hoffman, Aspen, Cross-Country Skiing

Tess Johnson, Aspen, Freestyle Skiing

Hagen Kearney, Norwood, Snowboarding

Gus Kenworthy, Telluride, Freestyle Skiing

Wiley Maple, Aspen, Alpine Skiing

Keaton McCargo, Telluride, Freestyle Skiing

Alice McKennis, New Castle, Alpine Skiing

Jake Pates, Eagle, Snowboarding

Joanne Reid, Boulder, Biathlon

Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, Alpine Skiing

Troy Terry, Highlands Ranch, Hockey

Meghan Tierney, Eagle, Snowboarding

Katie Uhlaender, Breckenridge, Skeleton

Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Alpine Skiing

Nathan Weber, Pueblo West, Bobsled

Torin Yater-Wallace, Basalt, Freestyle Skiing

Paralympians from Colorado

Jasmin Bambur, Granby, Alpine Skiing

Kevin Burton, Erie, Alpine Skiing

Tyler Carron, Berthoud, Sled Hockey

Arlene Cohen, Breckenridge, Snowboarding

Brittani Coury, Durango, Snowboarding

Ralph DeQuebec, Denver, Sled Hockey

Allison Kunkel, Steamboat Springs, Alpine Skiing

Nikko Landeros, Berthoud, Sled Hockey

Mike Minor, Frisco, Snowboarding

Brandon Powell-Ashby, Boulder, Alpine Skiing

Joy Rondeau, Granby, Nordic Skiing and Biathlon

Melanie Schwartz, Aspen, Alpine Skiing

Jimmy Sides, Silverthorne, Snowboarding

Thomas Walsh, Vail, Alpine Skiing

 

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John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College.