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Wisconsin athletes competing in the Winter Olympics

Wisconsin Olympic Athletes
Posted at 1:38 PM, Jan 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-24 12:57:15-05

The Winter Olympics in Beijing are fast approaching, and Wisconsin has produced some of the top athletes of the games. Here is a list and description of the Wisconsin athletes and those that have connections to the Badger State that are competing in Beijing this February.

Jordan Stolz

2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games
In this photo provided by the IOC, United States' Jordan Stolz leads Italy's Nicky Rosanelli ITA in men's 500-meter speed skating at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in St. Moritz, France, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (Thomas Lovelock for OIS via AP)

Jordan Stolz is a 17-year-old speed skater from Kewaskum in Washington County. He broke the 1,000-meter speed skating record during his U.S. Olympic trial at the Petit National Ice Center in January. He isn't just a prospect but one of the young Olympic standouts that many believe could win a medal in Beijing. In an interview with NBC Olympics he said one of his favorite restaurants is. the Fox and Hound's Restaurant and Tavern in Hubertus. This will be his first Olympics.

Follow him on Instagram here.

Brianna Decker

Brianna Decker
United States forward Brianna Decker passes during the first period of the gold-medal game of the women's world hockey championships, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Brianna Decker from Dousman in Waukesha County is competing in her third Olympics. She helped Team USA win a gold medal in hockey in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018. She also won a silver medal during the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. She went to UW-Madison and in 2012 was named the top women's college hockey player in the county. She told NBC Olympics that her earliest memory of watching the Olympics was in 1998, and that's one of the moments she knew she wanted to be an Olympic hockey player.

Follow her on Instagram here and on Twitter here.

Hilary Knight

Canada US Hockey
United States' Hilary Knight shoots the puck during the third period of a women's hockey game against Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Hilary Knight isn't from Wisconsin, but she did go to UW-Madison to play hockey. She has played in three Olympics and has won a gold medal and two silvers. Her hometown is Sun Valley, Idaho. She is a corner stone member of a star studded cast that looks to defend its title. Knight has an impressive eight world championship gold medals and three silvers. She told NBC Olympics that she has a Hershey's almond milk chocolate bar after every game.

Follow her on Instagram here and on Facebook here.

Kevin Bolger

Kevin Bolger

Kevin Bolger, from Minocqua in Oneida County, is a cross country skier and competing in his first Olympic games. He finished in 11th place at his first World Cup event in 2018. According to his USA Ski and Snowboard profile, he is a "killer" tap dancer when he was 3-years-old and is a member of the oldest amateur water ski team in the world.

Follow him on Facebook here and on Instagram here.

Amanda Kessel

Amanda Kessel
United States' Amanda Kessel plays against Canada during the first period of a rivalry series women's hockey game in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Amanda Kessel, from Madison, is a forward on the USA women's hockey team. This will be her third Olympic games. She has won gold in silver. She also has three gold medals for winning the World Championships and two silvers. According to her bio, when she isn't playing hockey or training, she loves to design clothes for her clothing line.

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Alex Cavillini

Alex Cavillini
United States' Alex Cavallini looks on during the first period of a women's hockey game against the Canada, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Allentown, Pa. Canada won 3-1. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Alex Cavillini is from Delafied, Waukesha County and is a graduate of UW-Madison. She is a goalie for the women's hockey team. This will be her second Olympic games. She has won an Olympic gold in 2018 and has five gold medals from winning the world championships. According to her bio, one of her rituals is that she carries a tennis ball around with her at all times from pregame until puck drop and even between periods.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Ben Loomis

Italy Nordic Combined World Cup
United States Ben Loomis soars through the air during the men's ski jumping portion at the Nordic Combined World Cup, in Val di Fiemme, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Elvis Piazzi)

Ben Loomis is from Eau Claire. The 23-year-old competes in Nordic Combined which is a combination of cross country skiing and ski jumping. This will be his second Olympic games. He competed at the 2018 games but did not medal. While he grew up in Western Wisconsin, his family moved to Park City, Utah when he was a teenager to pursue his Olympic dream. His brother, Adam, is also a member of Team USA but will not be competing at the 2022 Olympics.

Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Courtney Rummel

Courtney Rummel
In this photo provided by the IOC, Courtney Rummel, of the United States, competes in the women's Big Air snowboarding competition of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Leysin, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (Jed Leicester for OIS via AP)

Courtney Rummel from West Bend, Washington County is competing in her first ever Olympic games. The 18-year-old qualified for slopestyle and big air competitions. She is a recent graduate of West Bend West high school.

Follower her on Instagram.

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