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List of Olympics Athletes with Michigan Ties

Born, Raised or Attended a University in Michigan

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Note: For the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, check out this list of Olympic Athletes with Michigan Ties.

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For a look back at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, here is a list of the athletes who competed:

Modern Pentathlon

Sheila Taormina was born and raised in Livonia. While she is competing in the Modern Pentathlon in 2008, she attended the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004 in the sports of swimming and the triathlon.

Rowing

  • Matt Hughes was born and raised in Ludington, Michigan. He also attended the University of Michigan.
  • Ellen Tomek was born and raised in Flushing, Michigan. She also attended the University of Michigan.

Sailing

Carrie Howe was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Shooting

Daryl Szarenski was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan

Soccer

  • Lindsay Tarpley was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Kate Markgraf was born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Swimming

Tennis

Serena Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan. She moved as an infant to California.

Track & Field

  • Dathan Ritzenhein was born and raised in Rockford, Michigan.
  • Anna Willard attended the University of Michigan.

Water Polo

  • Betsey Armstrong was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also attended the University of Michigan.
  • Alison Gregorka was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Wrestling

  • Andy Hrovat attended the University of Michigan.
  • Spencer Mango attended Northern Michigan University.
  • Randi Miller attended Northern Michigan University.
  • Adam Wheeler attended Northern Michigan University.
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