Utah is central to the United States’ 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Team as a place to live, train and learn.
Olympians who were born in Utah, live and train full-time in Utah or were educated in Utah represent 75 of the 223 athletes headed to Beijing – over 33% of the total team.
“Utah’s venues remain essential resources for all of Team USA’s athletes on their journey to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics,” said Colin Hilton, CEO and President of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. “These athletes are a testament to Utah’s continued commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic movements.”
Thirteen athletes in the 223 member delegation were born in Utah – competing in disciplines including freestyle, alpine and cross-country skiing, bobsled and skeleton, snowboarding, and speed skating.
“Utah is the State of Sport and has built a robust culture for athlete training and competitions over the past 20 years,” said Utah Sports Commission President and CEO Jeff Robbins. “Since 2002 we have partnered on almost 1000 sports events in the state, making it a key competition and training site for Team USA and athletes from around the world.”
A full list of athletes born in Utah includes:
Isabella Wright, Alpine Skiing, Salt Lake City
Kaysha Love, Bobsled, Herriman
Rosie Brennan, Cross-Country Skiing, Park City
Nathan Chen, Figure Skating, Salt Lake City
Ashley Farquharson, Luge, Park City
Cole McDonald, Moguls, Park City
Nick Page, Moguls, Park City
Jared Shumate, Nordic Combined, Park City
Stephen Schumann, Nordic Combined, Park City
Colby Stevenson, Slopestyle/Big Air Skiing, Park City
Marin Hamill, Slopestyle/Big Air Skiing, Park City
Faye Gulini, Snowboarding, Salt Lake City
Casey Dawson, Speed Skating, Park City
Fifty five of the athletes live and train in Utah at least six months out of the year and 41 were educated at Utah high schools or universities.