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Meet Your Wisconsin Olympians

Meet the local athletes from Wisconsin who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal.

It's time to meet the Olympians from Wisconsin!

Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians!

Gwen Jorgensen
Sex : Female
Competing in Triathlon
Age : 26
From : Milwaukee/Waukesha

Megan Kalmoe
Sex : Female
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Quadruple Sculls
Age : 28
From : St. Croix Falls

Michael McPhail
Sex : Male
Competing in Shooting
Event / position / class : 50m Rifle Prone
Age : 30
From : Darlington

Ben Provisor
Sex : Male
Competing in Wrestling
Event / position / class : Greco-Roman 74kg
Age : 22
From : Stevens Point

 

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Nsmommy July 24, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Good luck to our area athletes, you make us proud!!

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