Maryland’s Long History at the Winter Olympics:

With the winter Olympics currently underway in South Korea, it is always fun to root for the United States & those that represent our country. What you may be interested in knowing is Maryland’s history within the Winter Games. While we all know of Michael Phelps, Maryland does have a long and proud history in the Winter Olympics.

Kimmie Meissner- 2006 Winter Olympics

Here are a few people from each decade that represented the state of Maryland in the winter Olympics.

Monty Hoyt - 1964 Winter Olympics
Monty Hoyt from Baltimore Md, competed in the 1964 winter olympics in figure skating.

Kent Weigle - 1976 Winter Olympics
Finishing 15th out of 18th, ice dancers Kent Weigle and Judi Genovesi represented the United States in the sport of Ice Dancing.

John Wayne DeAtley - 1984 Winter Olympics
The Montgomery County native was the brakeman on the USA Olympic bobsled team that finished 17th overall in the Bobsled.

J.P. Shilling - 2002 Winter Olympics
While Maryland did not send anyone to the winter Olympics in the 1990’s we did send speed skater J.P. Shilling. Shilling finished 14th out of 48 speed skaters in the 1,500 race, only 2.34 behind gold medalist and fellow American Derek Parra.

Philip Dulebohn - 2002 Winter Olympics
Making up for the 1990’s at the turn of the millennium, Maryland send two competitors to the Winter Olympics in 2002. Competing in pair skating Dulebohn and his partner Scott finished 13th overall in the 20-pair competition.

Kimmie Meissner- 2006 Winter Olympics
Bel Air, Md native skated in the short program for team USA. She finished 6th overall.

Summer Britcher - 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics
Britcher finished 15th out of 31 in Sochi, and is looking to compete this year in South Korea! You can watch Summer this winter compete in the luge races.

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