5 Athletes From Pennsylvania We Should Be Cheering in the Olympics This Year
1. Jamie Poser
Jamie looks to improve on her bronze medal performance in Sochi in 2014. She has plenty of World Championship experience and we think she can bring the gold back to Pennsylvania!
2. John-Henry Krueger
Sport: Short track speed skating
John Henry is a favorite to win the gold medal in the short track speed skating events. He has already compiled impressive results in the US Olympic team trials, winning the men’s 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and the overall.
3. Summer Britcher
Hometown: Glen Rock
Summer has plenty of experience and won a 2012 gold medal in the youth Olympic games in the team relay. She also has World Championship experience, competing from 2015-2017. Most impressively, she has 5 individual career victories and is the all-time leader in USA luge singles’ history. Our bet is that she’ll get another victory and possibly a medal in Pyongyang!
4. Jayson Terdiman
This is the 2nd Olympic games for Jason. He will compete in the luge doubles along with teammate Matt Mortensen. He looks to improve on his 6th place finish in the team relay in Sochi.
5. Ryan Gunderson
Sport: Ice Hockey
This is the first Olympic team selection for the 5’10 defender who holds the record for most games played at the University of Vermont (148).