Fun with the Team USA roster

Athletes older than I am: 5. (Two shooting, three equestrian)

Born in Georgia: 6. (Two Atlanta swimmers, two Atlanta track and field athletes, one Augusta track and field athletes, one Gainesville weightlifter)

Born in North Carolina: 3. (javelin thrower Sean Furey from Greenville, soccer player Morgan Brian from Kinston, swimmer Kathleen Baker from Winston-Salem)

Born in Northern Virginia: 3. (soccer player Ali Krieger from Alexandria, heptathlete Kendell Williams from Arlington, rower Matt Miller from Fairfax)

“Hometown” in Georgia: 14. (Four Atlanta, two Fayetteville, one each from Alpharetta, Columbus, Eatonton, Gainesville, Greensboro, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Sea Island)

“Hometown” in North Carolina: 4. (Baker from Winston-Salem, field hockey player Michelle Kasold from Chapel Hill, slalom canoeist Michal Smolen from Charlotte, discus thrower Tavis Bailey from Kannapolis)

“Hometown” in Northern Virginia: 5. (Krieger from Dumfries, Miller from Springfield, tennis player Denis Kudla from Arlington, shooter Lucas Kozeniesky from Fairfax, shooter Virginia Thrasher from Springfield)

Residence in Georgia: 17.

  • 2 Alpharetta (hurdler Kristi Castlin, table tennis player Yijun Feng)
  • 3 Athens (swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Olivia Smoliga, Hali Flickenger)
  • 1 Atlanta (track and field sprinter Christian Coleman)
  • 1 Columbus (shooter Glenn Eller)
  • 1 Decatur (swimmer Amanda Weir)
  • 1 Fayetteville (soccer player Kelley O’Hara)
  • 1 Fort Benning (shooter Daniel Lowe)
  • 1 Fortson (shooter Michael McPhail)
  • 1 Greensboro (swimmer Jay Litherland)
  • 1 Kennesaw (heptathlete Kendell Williams)
  • 1 Midland (shooter Josh Richmond)
  • 3 Smyrna (basketball players Maya Moore and Angel McCoughtry, soccer player Morgan Brian)

Residence in North Carolina: 11.

  • 1 Asheville (road cyclist Brent Bookwalter)
  • 1 Camp Lejeune (shooter Lucas Kozeniesky)
  • 4 Charlotte (swimmers Ryan Lochte, Katie Melli, Cammile Adams, Jimmy Feigen)
  • 1 Durham (diver Abby Johnston)
  • 1 Gastonia (slalom canoeist Michal Smolen)
  • 1 Mount Holly (slalom canoeist Casey Eichfeld)
  • 1 Raleigh (field hockey player Michelle Kasold)
  • 1 Winston-Salem (swimmer Kathleen Baker)

Residence in Northern Virginia: 4. (tennis player Brian Baker from McLean, golfer Rickie Fowler from Purcellville, shooter Virginia Thrasher from Springfield, equestrian eventer Lauren Kieffer from The Plains)

“School/college” listed as …

  • 5 Duke (runner Shannon Rowbury, basketball player Kyrie Irving, fencer Ibithaj Muhammad, diver Abby Johnston, field hockey player Stefanie Fee)
  • 1 George Mason (runner David Verburg)
  • 2 Georgia Tech (high jumper Chaunte Lowe, golfer Matt Kuchar)
  • 11 Georgia (golfer Bubba Watson, triple jumper Keturah Orji, heptathlete Kendell Williams, hammer thrower Kibwe Johnson, swimmers Melanie Margalis, Chase Kalisz, Olivia Smoliga, Hali Flinkinger, Jay Litherland, Allison Schmitt, Gunnar Bentz)
  • 12 North Carolina (basketball player Harrison Barnes, runner Shalane Flanagan, five field hockey players, five soccer players)
  • 7 Virginia (rowers Meghan O’Leary and Matt Miller, field hockey player Michelle Vitesse, runner Robby Andrews, swimmer Leah Smith, soccer players Becky Sauerbrunn and Morgan Brian)
  • 3 Wake Forest (triathlete Greg Billington, field hockey players Lauren Crandall and Michelle Kasold)
  • 13 Penn State
  • 11 Princeton
  • 31 Stanford
  • 15 UCLA
  • 14 California
  • 12 Oregon (11 track and field, one rugby)
  • 11 Texas

Residence overseas:

  • 2 Canada (basketball players DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry)
  • 1 Czech Republic (shooter Matt Emmons)
  • 1 Spain (sailor Pedro Pascual)
  • 2 United Kingdom (equestrian eventer Clark Montgomery, rugby player Chris Wyles)

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Beau Dure

The guy who wrote a bunch of soccer books and now runs a Gen X-themed podcast while substitute teaching and continuing to write freelance stuff.

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