Every 2018 Winter Olympian with Michigan Connections

There are 2,920 athletes from 92 countries participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Of those, 242 athletes are representing the United States of America across fifteen sports. Thirteen of those athletes were either born in Michigan or went to university in Michigan. And of those, only one was born, raised, and lives in the Upper Peninsula of America.

We put a list together of every 2018 Olympian with a Michigan connection, many whom were born in Michigan.

The list begins with local favorite, Nick Baumgartner. Nick was born and raised in Iron River, a southwestern town of the Upper Peninsula. Not only is he representing the United States and Yoopers, but this is the third time he’s done so, having also competed in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics as part of the USA Snowboard Team competing in snowboardcross.

  • Nick Baumgartner

    Nick Baumgartner

    Hometown:
    Iron River, Mich.
    School:
    West Iron County High School
    Discipline:
    Snowboarding
    Age:
    36
    Birthdate:
    Dec 17, 1981
    Previous Olympics:
    2010, 2014

    Nick Baumgartner's full bio

  • Shani Davis

    Shani Davis

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.
    School:
    Northern Michigan University
    Discipline:
    Long Track Speedskating
    Age:
    35
    Birthdate:
    Aug 13, 1982
    Previous Olympics:
    2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

    Shani Davis's full bio

  • Evan Bates

    Evan Bates

    Hometown:
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    School:
    University of Michigan
    Discipline:
    Figure Skating
    Age:
    28
    Birthdate:
    Feb 23, 1989
    Previous Olympics:
    2010, 2014

    Evan Bates's full bio

  • Chad Billins

    Chad Billins

    Hometown:
    Marysville, Mich.
    School:
    Ferris State University
    Discipline:
    Ice Hockey
    Age:
    28
    Birthdate:
    May 26, 1989

    Chad Billins's full bio

  • Megan Keller

    Megan Keller

    Hometown:
    Farmington, Mich.
    School:
    Boston College
    Discipline:
    Ice Hockey
    Age:
    21
    Birthdate:
    May 1, 1996

    Megan Keller's full bio

  • Chad Kolarik

    Chad Kolarik

    Hometown:
    Abington, Pa.
    School:
    University of Michigan
    Discipline:
    Ice Hockey
    Age:
    32
    Birthdate:
    Jan 26, 1986

    Chad Kolarik's full bio

  • Jessica Kooreman

    Jessica Kooreman

    Hometown:
    Melvindale, Mich.
    School:
    Ashworth College
    Discipline:
    Short Track Speedskating
    Age:
    34
    Birthdate:
    Oct 14, 1983
    Previous Olympics:
    2014

    Jessica Kooreman's full bio

  • Kyle Mack

    Kyle Mack

    Hometown:
    West Bloomfield, Mich.
    School:
    Brother Rice High School
    Discipline:
    Snowboarding
    Age:
    20
    Birthdate:
    Jul 6, 1997

    Kyle Mack's full bio

  • Ryan Pivirotto

    Ryan Pivirotto

    Hometown:
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Discipline:
    Short Track Speedskating
    Age:
    22
    Birthdate:
    May 14, 1995

    Ryan Pivirotto's full bio

  • Alex Shibutani

    Alex Shibutani

    Hometown:
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    School:
    University of Michigan
    Discipline:
    Figure Skating
    Age:
    26
    Birthdate:
    Apr 25, 1991
    Previous Olympics:
    2014

    Alex Shibutani's full bio

  • Maia Shibutani

    Maia Shibutani

    Hometown:
    Ann Arbor, Mich.
    School:
    University of Michigan
    Discipline:
    Figure Skating
    Age:
    23
    Birthdate:
    Jul 20, 1994
    Previous Olympics:
    2014

    Maia Shibutani's full bio

  • Jim Slater

    Jim Slater

    Hometown:
    Lapeer, Mich.
    School:
    Michigan State University
    Discipline:
    Ice Hockey
    Age:
    35
    Birthdate:
    Dec 9, 1982

    Jim Slater's full bio

  • James Wisniewski

    James Wisniewski

    Hometown:
    Canton, Mich.
    School:
    Canton High School
    Discipline:
    Ice Hockey
    Age:
    33
    Birthdate:
    Feb 21, 1984

    James Wisniewski's full bio

  • Rosie Frankowski

    Rosie Frankowski

    Hometown:
    Minneapolis, Minn.
    School:
    Northern Michigan University
    Discipline:
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Age:
    26
    Birthdate:
    Jul 30, 1991

    Rosie Frankowski's full bio

  • Nita Englund

    Nita Englund

    Hometown:
    Florence (born in Iron Mountain, Mich), Wisc.
    School:
    DeVry University
    Discipline:
    Ski Jumping
    Age:
    25
    Birthdate:
    Jun 10, 1992

    Nita Englund's full bio

Data provided by Team USA

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