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All I Want For Christmas Is…

By Lisa Costantini | Dec. 20, 2012, 1:33 p.m. (ET)
When it comes to wish lists, most U.S. athletes have an Olympic medal somewhere near the top. But when it comes to Jolly Old Saint Nick their requests are a little different. See how these athletes answered the question: Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is...

Hilary Knight, ice hockey, 2010 Olympic silver medalist: “…good health and love for my family and friends. As well as a small backgammon board for the road trips and maybe a miniature pony too, if there is room left in the budget. Xoxo.”

Carmelita Jeter in LondonCarmelita Jeter, track and field, three-time Olympic medalist: “…a black or red Hermes Birkin bag or a Toyota Prius.”

Rocco Grimaldi, ice hockey, two-time junior world champion: “…Little Caesars pizza.”

Jamie Redman, rowing, two-time world champion: “…a day off — haha, not likely! And a deep-tissue massage from a strong elf.”

Tyler Carron, sled hockey, 2012 world champion: “…for hockey to come back!”

Chellsie Memmel, gymnastics, 2008 Olympic silver medalist: “…a fence for the yard so I don’t have to chase after my dogs anymore.”

Connor Murphy, ice hockey, junior world champion: “…stylish winter boots.”


Nikko Landeros, sled hockey, 2010 Paralympic gold medalist: “…a new sled.”

Jen Yung Lee, sled hockey, 2012 world champion: “…new baseball caps. Lots of new baseball caps.”

Susan Francia, rowing, two-time Olympic gold medalist: “…my spine back.”

Joshua Sweeney, sled hockey, 2012 world champion: “…a mustache comb so I can always look my best.”

Matt Bigos, Paralympic track and road cycling: “…to put a frustrating 2012 behind me and build towards a successful 2013 racing season, and gummy bears. I always want more gummy bears.”

Taylor Chace, sled hockey, 2010 Paralympic gold medalist: “…another gold medal.”

Matt Grzelcyk, ice hockey: “Armani black pinstripe suit.”

Erin Hamlin Erin Hamlin, luge, 2009 world champion: “…a white Christmas. So, lots of snow. Being snowed in is one of my favorite things!”

Declan Farmer, sled hockey: “…lots of gold medals in upcoming tournaments.”

Kelli Stack, ice hockey, 2010 Olympic silver medalist: “…a fantasy football championship!”

Stefan Matteau, ice hockey: “an iPad mini.”

Caryn Davies, rowing, two-time Olympic gold medalist: “…FOUR MORE YEARS!”

Sean Kuraly, ice hockey: “…headphones for all our flights.”

Jessie Vetter, ice hockey, 2010 Olympic silver medalist: “…a Badger victory at the Rose Bowl!! Go Bucky!!”

Brady Skjei, ice hockey: “…iPhone 5.”

Riley Barber, ice hockey: “…Primanti Bros. (a Pittsburgh sandwich place).”

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