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Speedskater Alyson Dudek from Hales Corners is one of many Wisconsin natives participating in the Olympics. (PHOTO: Jerry Search Photography)

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Speedskater Mitch Whitmore is from Waukesha. (PHOTO: Jerry Search Photography)

Wisconsin athletes compete in the Winter Olympic Games


The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia is tonight, officially marking the beginning of the XXII Winter Olympiad.

Once again, the state of Wisconsin will be well represented in these games with those who grew up in the state, those who train here, and even those who once played here that you may remember.

Here is a list of athletes who call Wisconsin home, what sport they will be competing in, and how to interact with them:

Matt Antoine
Prairie du Chien
Country: United States
Event: Skeleton
Interact: @MattAntoine

Nick Baumgartner
Wisconsin family ties
Country: United States
Event: Snowboarding
Interact: @nickbaumgartner

Craig Brown
Madison
Country: United States
Event: Curling
Interact: USA Curling / Facebook

Erika Brown
Madison
Country: United States
Event: Curling
Interact: @ebrowncurls

Shani Davis
Trains in Milwaukee
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @ShaniDavis

Brianna Decker
Dousman
Country: United States
Event: Women's hockey
Interact: @Bdecker14

Alyson Dudek
Hales Corners
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @alydudek

Meghan Duggan
University of Wisconsin alumna
Country: United States
Event: Women's hockey
Interact: @mduggan10

Simon Moser
Milwaukee Admirals
Country: Switzerland
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @swissteam

Tucker Fredricks
Janesville
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @tuckerfredricks

Dan Hamhuis
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Canada
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @HC_Men

Brian Hansen
Milwaukee
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @BrianTHansen

Jeff Isaacson
UW-Superior alumnus
Country: United States
Event: Curling
Interact: @LaZylkE_14

Amanda Kessel
Madison
Country: United States
Event: Women's hockey
Interact: @AmandaKessel8

Phil Kessel
Madison
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @PKessel81

Hilary Knight
University of Wisconsin alumna
Country: United States
Event: Women's hockey
Interact: @Hilary_Knight

Jonathan Kuck
Milwaukee
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @jdkuck

Maria Lamb
River Falls
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @MariaTLamb

Emery Lehman
Trains in Milwaukee
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @Mry_the_Eman

Debbie McCormick
Rio
Country: United States
Event: Curling
Interact: @Deb_McCormick

Ryan McDonagh
University of Wisconsin alumnus
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @RMcDonagh27

Peter Olvecky
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Slovakia
Event: Men's hockey

Joe Pavelski
Plover
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @usahockey

Antti Pihlstrom
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Finland
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @OlympicTeamFl

Allison Pottinger
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh alumnae
Country: United States
Event: Curling
Interact: @APottinger

Johnny Quinn
Former Green Bay Packer
Country: United States
Event: Bobsled
Interact: @JohnnyQuinnUSA

Alexander Radulov
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Russia
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @RADUL22

Jilleanne Rookard
Milwaukee
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @jmrookard

Oliver Setzinger
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Austria
Event: Men's hockey

Derek Stepan
University of Wisconsin alumnus
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @DerekStepan

Ryan Suter
Madison
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @rsuter20

Kimmo Timonen
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Finland
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @OlympicTeamFl

Sugar Todd
Wauwatosa
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @sugarmotion

Jessie Vetter
Cottage Grove
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @Vetter31

Shea Weber
Former Milwaukee Admiral
Country: Canada
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @HC_Men

Blake Wheeler
Former Green Bay Gambler
Country: United States
Event: Men's hockey
Interact: @BiggieFunke

Mitchell Whitmore
Waukesha
Country: United States
Event: Speedskating
Interact: @WhitmoreUSA

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