(L-R) Simi Hamilton, Sophie Caldwell, Andrew Newell and Liz Stephens smile for a photo at the Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.
Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton have been teammates on the U.S. cross-country skiing team for years, and now they’re teammates for life.
The two Olympians — Caldwell has been to two Olympic Games while Hamilton is a three-time Olympian — tied the knot in Peru, Vermont, on Saturday, making their union official after dating for five years.
The couple wrote on their wedding website that they planned on having both the ceremony and reception at Caldwell’s family home in Vermont, with the ceremony outside in a field. The backup location for the ceremony was the Peru Church where her parents were married, but the reception was slated to go on at the Caldwell home rain or shine.
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The attire was listed as “outdoor Vermont wedding (wear whatever you want).” The wedding party included Caldwell’s brother and sister, Hamilton’s sister and his childhood friend as his best man.
Caldwell, 29, grew up in Vermont, but Hamilton, 32, also has ties to the area having attended Middlebury College. Both ski out of Stratton Mountain School.
The two began dating in 2014 after years of being teammates and friends, and announced their engagement on social media in January 2019.
“I’ve known it for a long while now,” Hamilton wrote at the time, “but I’m glad you finally agreed with me that we make it official.”
Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic and Paralympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.