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Turns out, Michigan has its fair share of Olympic hopefuls. In fact, there are several 2014 Winter Olympic Athletes from Detroit and Michigan. Apparently, the state produces a lot of ice dancers, hockey players and speed skaters.

More Athletes to Watch: They may not hail from the state, but there are several athletes set to compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics who play a sport or train in Michigan.

Hometown Heroes

These athletes were born and/or raised in Michigan, whether it be in the Metro-Detroit area or another community. They may or may not still train in the state, but their ties go well beyond their individual sport.

Ice Dancing: Evan Bates

Evan Bates and Madison Chock
Photo © Matthew Stockman / Getty Images

Evan Bates competed with Emily Samuelson (from Southfield, Michigan) at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Evan Bates will compete with Madison Chock. The pair won the Silver Medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and currently train at Novi Ice Arena.

Evan is from the Metro-Detroit area and roots for the Red Wings. He was born and raised in Ann Arbor and graduated from the University of Michigan in December of 2013. While Evan is all about the Maize and Blue, his grandfather played basketball for MSU.

Profile of Evan Bates and Madison Chock

Schedule: Short Dance (2/16), Free Dance (2/17)

Ice Dancing: Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Charlie White and Meryl Davis
Photo © Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Meryl Davis and partner Charlie White were both born and raised in Metro Detroit, attend the University of Michigan and train in Canton. Meryl and Charlie earned a silver medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The pair went on to earn the gold medal in Ice Dancing at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which earned them a spot on the 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic Team.

Profiles of Meryl Davis and Charlie White

Schedule and Results

Men's Ice Hockey: Dan Bylsma

Dan Bylsma
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Dan Bylsma grew up in Grand Haven, where he rooted for the Red Wings and Blackhawks. These days he is the coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins and the head coach of the U.S. Team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Profile of Dan Bylsma

Schedule: 

  • Preliminary Round Group A (USA vs. SVK on 2/13, RUS on 2/15, SLO on 2/16)
  • Men's Play-offs Qualifications (2/18)
  • Men's Play-offs QuarterfInals (2/19)
  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals (2/21)
  • Men's Bronze Medal Game (2/22)
  • Men's Gold Medal Game (2/23)

Men's Ice Hockey: Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler
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Cam Fowler (defense) was born in Windsor, Ontario but grew up in Farmington Hills. He played for the Honeybaked Midget Minor team (AAA) of Michigan and spent the last two years of high school in the USA Hockey Development Program in Ann Arbor. Fowler currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks.

Profile of Cam Fowler

Schedule: 

  • Preliminary Round Group A (USA vs. SVK on 2/13, RUS on 2/15, SLO on 2/16)
  • Men's Play-offs Qualifications (2/18)
  • Men's Play-offs QuarterfInals (2/19)
  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals (2/21)
  • Men's Bronze Medal Game (2/22)
  • Men's Gold Medal Game (2/23)

Men's Ice Hockey: Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks (1/5/07)
Photo © Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images

Ryan Kesler is a forward and has played for the Vancouver Canucks since 2008. He is from Livonia, Michigan.

Profile of Ryan Kesler

Schedule: 

  • Preliminary Round Group A (USA vs. SVK on 2/13, RUS on 2/15, SLO on 2/16)
  • Men's Play-offs Qualifications (2/18)
  • Men's Play-offs QuarterfInals (2/19)
  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals (2/21)
  • Men's Bronze Medal Game (2/22)
  • Men's Gold Medal Game (2/23)

Men's Ice Hockey: Ryan Miller

Goaltender Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres (8/16/07)
Photo © Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

Ryan Miller is a goaltender. He is from East Lansing, Michigan and played for Michigan State University. He currently plays for the Buffalo Sabres.

Profile of Ryan Miller

Schedule: 

  • Preliminary Round Group A (USA vs. SVK on 2/13, RUS on 2/15, SLO on 2/16)
  • Men's Play-offs Qualifications (2/18)
  • Men's Play-offs QuarterfInals (2/19)
  • Men's Play-offs Semifinals (2/21)
  • Men's Bronze Medal Game (2/22)
  • Men's Gold Medal Game (2/23)

Snowboard: Nick Baumgartner

Nick Baumgartner of USA at the Snowboard FIS World Championships on January 19, 2009
Photo by Agence Zoom / Getty Images

Nick Baumgartner was born and raised in Iron River, a small town in the Upper Peninsula. According to Nick's official website, he attended Northern Michigan University, where he played football. In addition to his success in snowboarding, he has won state championships and accolades in wrestling, hurdling and football.

Profile of Nick Baumgartner

Schedule: Men's Snowboard Cross (2/17)

Snowboard: Danny Davis

Danny Davis
Photo © Harry How / Getty Images

Danny Davis is from Highland, Michigan. He started snowboarding at the Alpine Valley ski area.

Profile of Danny Davis

Schedule: Halfpipe (2/11)

Snowboard: Karly Shorr

Karly Shorr
Photo © Julian Finney / Getty Images

Karly Shorr was born and raised in Milford, Michigan. She followed her two older brothers into snowboarding at Boyne Mountain.  

Profile of Karly Shorr 

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