New Jersey is Well Represented at Summer Games
Twenty men and women who call New Jersey home will represent the United States at the 30th Olympiad this summer in London, including four members of the women’s soccer team, a three-time Olympian in sport shooting and a wrestling standout who’s favored to win gold. Townsquare Media NJ’s Melissa Katz profiles each athlete.
Christie Rampone, a central defender and captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team, is the elder statesmen of the group. She won gold medals in 2004 and 2008 and a silver medal in 2000.
COVERAGE: 2012 Summer Olympics
Sport shooter Matt Emmons of Brown Mills will also bring veteran leadership to the Olympic squad, having won a gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008.
Former University of Nebraska wrestling standout Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville is a favorite to win freestyle gold at 74 kilograms.
2012 TEAM USA OLYMPIANS FROM NEW JERSEY
Click each name to read each athlete’s bio
|MEDALS WON||NAME||SPORT||BIRTH PLACE||STATE||HOMETOWN|
|Julie Culley||Distance runner||Harrisburg||Pa.||Lebanon|
|Rachael Dawson||Field Hockey||Camden||NJ||Berlin|
|Matt Emmons||Shooting||Mt. Holly||N.J.||Brown Mills|
|Steven Gluckstein||Gymnastics||Red Bank||N.J.||Atlantic Highlands|
|Tobin Heath||Soccer||Morristown||N.J.||Basking Ridge|
|Connor Jaeger||Swimming||Hackensack||N.J.||Fair Haven|
|Cullen Jones||Swimming||Bronx||N.Y.||New Brunswick|
|Christina McHale||Tennis||Teaneck||N.J.||Englewood Cliffs|
|Heather O’Reilly||Soccer||New Brunswick||N.J.||East Brunswick|
|Christie Rampone||Soccer||Ft. Lauderdale||Fla.||Pt. Pleasant|
|Michelle Vittese||Field Hockey||Philadelphia||Pa.||Cherry Hill|