Here Are Your Local Philly Area Olympians Competing in Pyeongchang

United States Olympic Winter Games bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

Root root root for the home team, right? We have a few Olympic athletes from the Philly area in Pyeonchang. Here’s everyone from the area that you can keep an eye out for when you’re watching the games:

 

Bobsled

Jamie Greubel Poser

Jamie Greubel Poser celebrates after she and Lauren Gibbs won the women’s bobsled World Cup race Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

Jamie’s a bobsledder from Newtown, PA. She won a bronze at Sochi and another Bronze at the World Championships in 2017. Women’s bobsled (should I call it bobsleigh?) starts Tuesday February 20th.

 

Ice Hockey

Ryan Gunderson, Chad Kolarik, Brian O’Neill, and Ryan Zapolski

United State’s Ryan Gunderson battles controls the puck against Mark Arcobello, left, during practice ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

 

Four members of Team USA Hockey are hometown guys. Ryan, at Defender, is from Bensalem. Chad, a Forward, is out of Abington. Brian, also a Forward, is from Yardley, and Goalie Ryan comes from Erie. This is the first time at the Olympics for all four. They start their medal hunt vs Slovenia on Wednesday the 14th.

 

Luge

Summer Britcher, Andrew Sherk and Jayson Terdiman

Summer Britcher of the United States prepares for her luge training run at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk, of the United States, take a practice run during the men’s doubles luge training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Matthew Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman of the United States take a practice run during the doubles luge training at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

 

Summer is from Glen Rock, Andrew is from Fort Washington and Jayson comes from Berwick. Women’s luge starts today, Monday February 12th. Men’s doubles, which Andrew and Jayson are both in, in on Wednesday the 14th.

 

Speedskating

John Henry Krueger

John-Henry Krueger of the United States in action during the men’s 1500 meters short track speedskating event in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

 

John Henry Krueger competed in short track. He won the first round heat but won’t advance past the semifinals because he was penalized for impeding, which sounds like a Very Philly Thing to happen.

 

Go Team USA!

 

 

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