2018 U.S. Olympic Team Fun Facts

  • Thirty-one states are represented, including 31 athletes from Colorado, 22 from California, 20 from Minnesota, 19 from New York and 16 from Utah. Park City, Utah, is the highest producing city with eight athletes, while six are from Steamboat Springs, Colorado; five are from Anchorage, Alaska and five are from Duluth, Minnesota.
  • The oldest and youngest Olympians on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team – ice hockey player Brian Gionta, 39, and figure skater Vincent Zhou, 17 – are separated by 22 years, while the average age is 26.5 years. Zhou will be one of six 17-year-olds on the team and one of eight with a 2000 birth year. 
  • The tallest member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team is Bryce Bennett (alpine skiing), who stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall. Figure skater Karen Chen and short track speedskater Jessica Kooreman, who both stand 5 feet tall, are the shortest members of Team USA.
  • Women’s ice hockey players Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando return as the sole set of twins on Team USA. There are six additional sets of siblings, including cross-country skiers Erik and Sadie Bjornsen, Logan and Reese Hanneman, and Caitlin and Scott Patterson; curlers Becca and Matt Hamilton; figure skaters Alex and Maia Shibutani; and Nordic combined athletes Bryan and Taylor Fletcher.
  • Pairs figure skaters Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim are the only married couple on Team USA (and the first since 2006). 
  • Twenty-one members of Team USA have children; there are 20 fathers and one mother (Kikkan Randall). 
  • Thirty-six athletes have Olympic family ties, including seven with parents who competed at the Olympic Games.
  • Thirty-eight athletes speak at least one language in addition to English, including Clare Egan (biathlon), Thomas Hong (short track speedskating) and Chloe Kim (snowboarding), who all speak Korean.
  • More than three-quarters of Team USA (76 percent) has attended college, at a total of 87 schools. Of those athletes, more than one-third competed collegiately at 48 institutions; sports with heavy collegiate footprints include hockey, bobsled and cross-country skiing.
  • Seven athletes serve in the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program – including men’s bobsled athletes Nick Cunningham, Chris Fogt, Justin Olsen and Nathan Weber; and luge athletes Taylor Morris, Matt Mortensen and Emily Sweeney
  • Sixteen athletes on the U.S. roster have competed at the Winter Youth Olympic Games:

Codie Bascue (bobsled, 2012)
Aaron Blunck (freestyle skiing, 2012)
Summer Britcher (luge, 2012)
Patrick Caldwell (cross-country skiing, 2012)
Sean Doherty (biathlon, 2012)
Ben Ferguson (snowboarding, 2012)
Arielle Gold (snowboarding, 2012)
Alex Hall (freestyle skiing, 2016)
Thomas Hong (short track speedskating, 2012)
Chloe Kim (snowboarding, 2016)
Hailey Langland (snowboarding, 2016)
Casey Larson (ski jumping, 2016)
Ben Loomis (Nordic combined, 2016)
Jake Pates (snowboarding, 2016)
Will Rhoads (ski jumping, 2012)
Tucker West (luge, 2012)


The 2018 U.S. Olympic Team roster may be adjusted due to injury, illness or exceptional circumstances.