Local Olympians get to work at Vancouver Games
The first full day of competition got started today at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and two Olympians with Wisconsin ties were in action, though neither medaled.
Long track speedskaters Shani Davis and Trevor Marsicano, who both train at the Pettit National Ice Center, took part in the men's 5,000-meter competition at the Richmond Oval.
Davis, a Chicago native who resides in Milwaukee, finished 12th with a time of 6 minutes, 28.44 seconds. Marsicano, born and raised in West Allis, took 14th with a 6:30.93 time.
Fellow American Chad Hedrick took 11th (6:27.07) while The Netherlands' Sven Kramer took the gold.
Later tonight, Hales Corners resident Aly Dudek will participate in the short track 500-meter and 3,000-meter relay.
Here's a glance at other Olympians with Wisconsin ties:
- Debbie McCormick (Born in Madison / resides in Rio)
- Nicole Joraanstad (Madison)
- Tracy Sachtjen (Sauk Prairie)
- Allison Pottinger (UW-Oshkosh)
- Ryan Suter -- (Madison / University Wisconsin / Milwaukee Admirals)
- Phil Kessel -- (Madison)
- Brian Rafalski -- (University of Wisconsin)
- Caitlin Cahow - (University of Wisconsin)
- Molly Engsrom - (Siren, University of Wisconsin)
- Natalie Darwitz - (University of Wisconsin)
- Meghan Duggan (University of Wisconsin)
- Kelli Stack - (University of Wisconsin)
- Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej -- (Eagle River / University of Wisconsin)
- Jessie Vetter - (Cottage Grove / Madison / University of Wisconsin)
- Joe Paveleski -- (Plover / University of Wisconsin)
- Hilary Knight -- (University of Wisconsin)
- Erika Lawler -- (University of Wisconsin)
- Kerry Weiland -- (University of Wisconsin)
- Clara MacLeod -- (University of Wisconsin)*
- Dany Heatley -- (University of Wisconsin)*
- Meaghan Mikkelson -- (University of Wisconsin) *
- USA women's hockey coach Mark Johnson is a Madison native, former Badger and the current coach of the UW women's team.
- Alyson Dudek -- (Milwaukee / Hales Corners)
- Trevor Marsicano -- (West Allis)
- Nick Pearson -- (West Allis / Janesville)
- Tucker Fredricks -- (Janesville)
- Jonathan Kuck -- (West Allis)
- Jilleanne Rookard -- (West Allis)
- Elli Ochowicz -- (Waukesha)
- Michael Whitmore -- (Waukesha)
- Catherine Raney-Norman -- (Elm Grove)
- Maria Lamb -- (River Falls)
- Brian Hansen -- (Pettit Center)
- Shani Davis -- (Pettit Center)
- Jilleanne Rookard -- (Pettit Center)
- Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr. -- (Pettit Center)
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