11 Illinois athletes competing in Sochi Olympics

Posted:

Eleven Illinois athletes are competing in the Winter Olympics that begin Thursday in Sochi, Russia. Here's a look at the Illinois members of the U.S. Olympic team.

 

Megan Bozek, 22, hockey, Buffalo Grove: A member of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team. This is her first Olympics. Attended University of Minnesota.

 

Jason Brown, 19, figure skating, Highland Park: Has medaled in national and world championships. This is his first Olympics. Student at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

 

Kendall Coyne, 21, hockey, Palos Heights: A member of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team. This is her first Olympics. Student at Northeastern University in Boston.

 

Shani Davis, 31, speed skating, Chicago: Two-time Olympic gold medalist in 2006 and 2010. Two-time Olympic silver medalist in 2006 and 2010. This is his third Olympics.

 

Aja Evans, 25, bobsled, Chicago: Competed in track and field at the University of Illinois. This is her first Olympics.

 

Gracie Gold, 18, figure skating, Chatham: U.S. national champion in 2014. This is her first Olympics.

 

Brian Hansen, 23, speed skating, Glenview: Team silver medalist at the 2010 Olympic games. Attends Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

 

Jonathan Kuck, 23, speed skating, Champaign: Team silver medalist at the 2010 Olympic games. University of Illinois physics major.

 

Emery Lehman, 17, speed skating, Oak Park: This is his first Olympics. Senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

 

Patrick Meek, 28, speed skating, Northbrook: Participated in 2006 and 2010 Olympic trials. This is his first Olympics. University of Utah graduate.

 

 Ann Swisshelm, 45, curling, Chicago: National and world curling champion. Competed in 2002 Olympics. Drake University graduate.

Find out more about the local Olympians here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/wand/athletes

Current Conditions
/
  • Current Events

  • Current EventsMore>>

  • Coats for Kids Drive

    Coats for Kids Drive

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a

    DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - You can help keep central Illinois children warm this winter by donating new and gently used coats during WAND-TV's Coats for Kids drive.

    More \232a
  • Agribusiness Today

    Agribusiness Today

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a

    Get your agribusiness report here!

    More \232a
  • Web Exclusives

    Web Exclusives

    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a
    Here at WAND we strive to bring you the latest coverage on news happening across central Illinois, and this page is a continuation of that effort.More \232a