United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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United States at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  USA
NOC United States Olympic Committee
Website www.teamusa.org
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 216[1] in 15 sports
Flag bearer Mark Grimmette (opening ceremony)
Bill Demong (closing ceremony)
Medals
Rank: 3
Gold
9
Silver
15
Bronze
13
Total
37
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

The United States participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The U.S. team had a historic Winter Games, winning an unprecedented 37 medals. Team USA's medal haul, which included nine gold, marked the first time since the 1932 Lake Placid Games that the U.S. earned more medals than any other participant.[2]

The U.S. alpine ski team rebounded from a disappointing showing in 2006 by having its most successful Olympic performance ever, gathering a total of eight medals. Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win gold in the downhill event; while Bode Miller became the most successful U.S. alpine skier in history after winning gold in the super combined as well as two other medals. Medal winning performances by Julia Mancuso and Andrew Weibrecht contributed to the team's success.

In nordic combined, the U.S. team ended an 86 year drought during which the United States had not earned a single medal in the sport. Bill Demong won gold in the individual large hill/10 km, and Johnny Spillane won silver in both the individual normal hill/10 km and the individual large hill/10 km. Demong, Spillane, Todd Lodwick and Brett Camerota also won silver in the team event.

Short track speed skater Apolo Ohno surpassed Bonnie Blair as the most decorated American Winter Olympic athlete in history with a total of eight medals in his Olympic career. Ohno gave the US relay team the final push for the bronze in the 5000 meter relay, and earned silver and bronze medals in the 1500 and 1000 meter individual events respectively. Women's 1000 meter silver medalist Katherine Reutter broke a streak dating back to 1994 in which no American woman had medaled in an individual short track event.

Long track speed skater Shani Davis became the first man to win back-to-back gold in the 1000 meter event. Davis also earned a silver medal at 1500 meters, duplicating his Olympic results from four years earlier.

Figure skater Evan Lysacek became the first American man to win the Olympic men's figure skating title since Brian Boitano in 1988 at Calgary. Lysacek is also the first non-Russian or Unified Team skater to win the men's title since Boitano. Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White won only the second silver medal in that discipline for the United States.

The U.S. snowboard team also enjoyed success, garnering five medals overall. Shaun White defended his gold medal in men's halfpipe, as did Seth Wescott in men's snowboard cross. Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark won silver and bronze in women's halfpipe.

The USA-1 four-man bobsled team, nicknamed "Night Train" and led by pilot Steve Holcomb, delivered the United States' first gold medal in the event since the St. Moritz Games in 1948. Holcomb's driving was described as "super-genius" by Kevin Kuske of the silver medal winning German team.[3] Brakeman Curtis Tomasevicz and pushers Steve Mesler and Justin Olsen rounded out the gold medal crew.

The United States finished the 2010 Olympic Games by setting a new record for the most medals won by a single country at a Winter Olympics. The previous record of 36 was set by Germany at the 2002 Winter Olympics; with the silver medal won by the men's hockey team in the final Olympic event of 2010, the U.S. earned their 37th medal of the Vancouver Games.[2] In addition, the U.S. team set a Winter Games record for bronze medals with 13, and the 15 silver medals by the U.S. was second only to the record of 16 set by Germany in 2002.

The United States team entering during the opening ceremony.

Medalists[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

The United States men's and women's teams were announced on January 26, 2010.

The medal ceremony for the men's combined. From left: Ivica Kostelić (silver), Bode Miller (gold) and Silvan Zurbriggen (bronze).
Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Bode Miller Downhill 1:54.40 N/A 3rd
Steven Nyman 1:55.71 N/A 20
Marco Sullivan 2:07.76 N/A 60
Andrew Weibrecht 1:55.74 N/A 21
Will Brandenburg Combined 1:56.28 50.78 2:47.06 10
Ted Ligety 1:55.06 50.76 2:45.82 5
Bode Miller 1:53.91 51.01 2:44.92 1st
Andrew Weibrecht 1:55.23 52.35 2:47.58 11
Ted Ligety Super-G 1:31.70 N/A 19
Bode Miller 1:30.62 N/A 2nd
Marco Sullivan 1:32.09 N/A 23
Andrew Weibrecht 1:30.65 N/A 3rd
Tommy Ford Giant slalom 1:19.10 1:22.05 2:41.15 26
Ted Ligety 1:17.87 1:21.24 2:39.11 9
Bode Miller DNF
Jake Zamansky 1:19.85 1:22.50 2:42.35 31
Jimmy Cochran Slalom 54.94 DNF
Nolan Kasper 50.66 52.51 1:43.17 24
Ted Ligety DNF
Bode Miller DNF
Women
The medal ceremony for the women's downhill. From left: Julia Mancuso (silver), Lindsey Vonn (gold) and Elisabeth Görgl (bronze).
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Stacey Cook Downhill 1:46.98 N/A 11
Julia Mancuso 1:44.75 N/A 2nd
Alice McKennis DSQ N/A DNF
Lindsey Vonn 1:44.19 N/A 1st
Julia Mancuso Combined 1:24.96 45:12 2:10.08 2nd
Kaylin Richardson 1:27.64 45.76 2:13.40 17
Leanne Smith 1:27.27 46.70 2:13.97 21
Lindsey Vonn 1:24.16 DNF
Julia Mancuso Super-G 1:21.50 N/A 9
Chelsea Marshall DNF N/A DNF
Leanne Smith 1:23.05 N/A 18
Lindsey Vonn 1:20.88 N/A 3rd
Julia Mancuso Giant slalom 1:16.42 1:11.24 2:27.66 8
Megan McJames 1:18.30 1:14.68 2:32.98 32
Sarah Schleper 1:16.19 1:12.17 2:28.36 14
Lindsey Vonn DNF
Hailey Duke Slalom 54.02 54.67 1:48.69 30
Megan McJames 54.41 DNF
Sarah Schleper 51.83 54.05 1:45.88 16
Lindsey Vonn DNF

Biathlon[edit]

The United States pre-qualified three men and one woman for the 2010 Olympics based on their top-30 status in the overall World Cup standings. The remaining men's and women's teams were officially announced on January 11, 2010, after the conclusion of the IBU cup races at Altenberg, Germany.[4]

Jeremy Teela departs the shooting range of the 15 km mass start.
Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lowell Bailey 10 km sprint 26:26.6 36
Tim Burke 26:54.8 47
Jay Hakkinen 27:17.4 54
Jeremy Teela 25:21.7 9
Lowell Bailey 12.5 km pursuit 36:34.0 36
Tim Burke 37:26.8 46
Jay Hakkinen 40:33.2 57
Jeremy Teela 35:45.4 24
Lowell Bailey 20 km individual 54:23.1 57
Tim Burke 53:22.6 45
Jay Hakkinen 57:01.8 76
Wynn Roberts 58:49.2 86
Tim Burke 15 km mass start 36:44.7 18
Jeremy Teela 38:36.1 29
Lowell Bailey
Tim Burke
Jay Hakkinen
Jeremy Teela
4 x 7.5 km relay 1:27:58.3 13
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lanny Barnes 7.5 km sprint 23:26.0 78
Haley Johnson 23:35.4 80
Laura Spector 23:18.1 77
Sara Studebaker 22:05.3 45
Sara Studebaker 10 km pursuit 35:00.1 46
Lanny Barnes 15 km individual 43:31.8 23
Haley Johnson 47:19.4 66
Laura Spector 47:19.3 65
Sara Studebaker 44:27.3 34
4 x 6 km relay Lanny Barnes
Haley Johnson
Laura Spector
Sara Studebaker
1:15:47.5 17

Bobsleigh[edit]

The US has qualified three sleds in all three events.[5]

Steve Holcomb and Curtis Tomasevicz aboard USA I in the first run of the two-man bobsled competition.
Shauna Rohbock (right) and Michelle Rzepka push USA I to start the third run of the two women's bobsled event
The USA-1 team with their gold medals. From left to right: Holcomb, Olsen, Mesler and Tomasevicz.
Men
Athletes
(driver listed first)
Sled Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Steve Holcomb
Curtis Tomasevicz
USA I Two-man 51.89 6 52.04 4 51.98 5 52.03 7 3:27.94 6
John Napier
Steven Langton
USA II 52.28 12 52.45 11 52.31 11 52.36 10 3:29.40 20
Mike Kohn
Nick Cunningham
USA III 52.47 16 52.71 14 52.25 12 52.35 9 3:29.78 12
Steve Holcomb
Justin Olsen
Steve Mesler
Curtis Tomasevicz
USA I Four-man 50.89 1 50.86 1 51.19 1 51.52 3 3:24.46 1st
John Napier
Charles Berkeley
Steven Langton
Christopher Fogt
USA II 51.30 7 53.41 20 DNS
Mike Kohn
Jamie Moriarty
Bill Schuffenhauer
Nick Cunningham
USA III 51.69 15 51.42 11 52.10 13 52.11 13 3:27.32 13
Women
Athletes
(driver listed first)
Sled Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shauna Rohbock
Michelle Rzepka
USA I Two-woman 53.73 7 53.36 7 53.53 5 53.44 4 3:34.06 6
Erin Pac
Elana Meyers
USA II 53.28 2 53.05 2 53.29 2 53.78 8 3:33.40 3rd
Bree Schaaf
Emily Azevedo
USA III 53.76 8 53.33 6 53.56 6 53.40 3 3:34.06 6

Cross-country skiing[edit]

The United States men's and women's teams were announced on January 19, 2010. The United States had three automatic qualifiers. After the re-allocation of Olympic berths, the U.S. is expected to receive up to four additional spots.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kris Freeman 15 km freestyle N/A 36:41.6 59 N/A
Simi Hamilton N/A 37:30.5 64 N/A
Garrott Kuzzy N/A 36:41.5 58 N/A
James Southam N/A 35:58.2 48 N/A
Kris Freeman 30 km pursuit 43:17.1 48 39:16.1 39 1:23:02.6 45
James Southam 41:29.5 34 38:47.7 34 1:20:46.2 34
Kris Freeman 50 km classical DNF N/A
James Southam 2:10:08.3 28 N/A
Simi Hamilton
Torin Koos
Garrott Kuzzy
Andrew Newell
4 x 10 km relay N/A 1:51:27.7 13
Women
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Morgan Arritola 10 km freestyle N/A 27:04.4 34 N/A
Holly Brooks N/A 27:17.6 42 N/A
Caitlin Compton N/A 26:49.1 30 N/A
Liz Stephen N/A 27:41.1 50 N/A
Morgan Arritola 15 km pursuit 23:06.6 43 19:50.5 24 43:25.9 38
Holly Brooks 23:38.2 53 21:31.9 58 45:38.8 56
Caitlin Compton 24:01.2 56 19:46.8 23 44:23.3 43
Liz Stephen 24:21.3 60 21:05.3 52 45:53.8 58
Morgan Arritola 30 km classical DNF N/A
Holly Brooks 1:38:14.5 36 N/A
Kikkan Randall 1:34:59.0 24 N/A
Morgan Arritola
Holly Brooks
Caitlin Compton
Kikkan Randall
4 x 5 km relay N/A 58:57.5 11
Sprint
Men
Athletes Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Simi Hamilton Sprint 3:41.53 29 Q 3:43.4 6 Did not advance
Torin Koos 3:42.72 36 Did not advance
Garrott Kuzzy 3:47.46 47 Did not advance
Andrew Newell 3:46.77 45 Did not advance
Torin Koos
Andrew Newell
Team sprint N/A 18:43.7 2 Q 19:21.6 9
Women
Athletes Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Holly Brooks Sprint 3:52.51 38 Did not advance
Kikkan Randall 3:44.97 10 Q 3:39.40 3 q 3:45.90 4 Did not advance
Caitlin Compton
Kikkan Randall
Team sprint N/A 18:48.9 3 Q 18:51.6 6

Curling[edit]

The United States has qualified a team in both the men's and women's tournaments.[7]

Men's tournament[edit]

Name Position Date of birth Residence
Shuster, JohnJohn Shuster Skip November 3, 1982 Chisholm, Minnesota
Benton, JohnJohn Benton Lead June 23, 1969 Stillwater, Minnesota
Isaacson, JeffJeff Isaacson Second July 14, 1983 Aurora, Minnesota
Smith, JasonJason Smith Third September 18, 1983 Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Plys, ChrisChris Plys Alternate August 13, 1987 Duluth, Minnesota
Phill Drobnick Head Coach October 9, 1980 Virginia, Minnesota
Standings
Country
Skip W L P PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends for
Stolen ends
against
Shot %
Canada Martin, KevinKevin Martin 9 0 75 36 36 28 14 2 4 85
Norway Ulsrud, ThomasThomas Ulsrud 7 2 64 43 40 32 15 7 1 84
Switzerland Stockli, RalphRalph Stöckli 6 3 53 45 35 33 20 8 9 81
Sweden Edin, NiklasNiklas Edin 5 4 50 52 34 36 20 6 8 82
Great Britain Murdoch, DavidDavid Murdoch 5 4 57 44 35 29 20 9 4 81
Germany Kapp, AndyAndy Kapp 4 5 48 60 35 38 11 9 8 75
France Dufour, ThomasThomas Dufour 3 6 31 58 22 34 16 7 13 73
China Wang, FengchunWang Fengchun 2 7 52 60 37 37 9 7 5 77
Denmark Schmidt, UlrikUlrik Schmidt 2 7 40 57 31 29 12 6 6 78
United States Shuster, JohnJohn Shuster 2 7 43 59 32 41 18 9 12 76
Fixtures and results

Women's tournament[edit]

Women's team

Name Position Date of birth Residence
McCormick, DebbieDebbie McCormick Skip January 18, 1974 Rio, Wisconsin
Nicholson, NatalieNatalie Nicholson Lead March 10, 1976 Bemidji, Minnesota
Joraanstad, NicoleNicole Joraanstad Second November 10, 1980 Madison, Wisconsin
Pottinger, AllisonAllison Pottinger Third July 5, 1973 Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Sachtjen, TracyTracy Sachtjen Alternate February 20, 1969 Lodi, Wisconsin
Wally Henry Head Coach May 5, 1947 Madison, Wisconsin
Standings
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends
won
Ends
lost
Blank
ends
Stolen
ends for
Stolen ends
against
Shot %
Canada Bernard, CherylCheryl Bernard 8 1 56 37 40 29 20 13 4 81
Sweden Norberg, AnetteAnette Norberg 7 2 56 52 36 36 13 5 9 79
China Wang, BingyuWang Bingyu 6 3 61 47 39 37 12 7 8 74
Switzerland Ott, MirjamMirjam Ott 6 3 67 48 40 36 7 12 6 76
Denmark Jensen, AngelinaAngelina Jensen 4 5 49 61 31 40 15 5 12 74
Germany Schopp, AndreaAndrea Schöpp 3 6 52 56 35 40 15 4 7 75
Great Britain Muirhead, EveEve Muirhead 3 6 54 59 36 41 11 10 15 75
Japan Meguro, MoeMoe Meguro 3 6 64 70 36 37 13 5 5 73
Russia Privivkova, LiudmilaLiudmila Privivkova 3 6 53 60 36 40 14 13 9 77
United States Maccormick, DebbieDebbie McCormick 2 7 43 65 36 36 12 12 11 77
Fixtures and results

Figure skating[edit]

The United States has qualified three entrants in men's singles, two in ladies' singles, two in pair skating, and three in ice dancing, for a total of 15 athletes.[8]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Jeremy Abbott Men's N/A 69.40 15 149.56 9 218.96 9
Evan Lysacek N/A 90.30 2 167.37 1 257.67 1st
Johnny Weir N/A 82.10 6 156.77 6 238.87 6
Rachael Flatt[9] Ladies' N/A 64.64 5 117.85 8 182.49 7
Mirai Nagasu[9] N/A 63.76 6 126.39 5 190.15 4
Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett[10] Pairs N/A 53.26 14 105.07 12 158.33 13
Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig[10] N/A 57.86 10 114.06 10 171.92 10
Meryl Davis / Charlie White[9] Ice dancing 41.47 3 67.08 2 107.19 2 215.74 2nd
Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto[9] 40.83 4 62.50 4 99.74 4 203.07 4
Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates[9] 31.37 14 53.99 11 88.94 11 174.30 11

Freestyle skiing[edit]

The US Olympic freestyle team was announced on January 26, 2010.[11]

Aerials
Men
Jeret "Speedy" Peterson celebrates after his silver medal jump in men's aerials.
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Scotty Bahrke Aerials 82.52 22 86.20 22 168.72 23 Did not advance
Matt DePeters 101.84 18 100.64 19 202.48 17 Did not advance
Dylan Ferguson DNS (illness)[12]
Jeret Peterson 119.47 8 117.87 7 237.34 5 Q 118.59 5 128.62 3 247.21 2nd
Ryan St. Onge 122.57 6 118.10 6 240.67 2 Q 115.27 8 124.66 5 239.93 5
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Jump 1 Jump 2 Total Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ashley Caldwell Aerials 76.66 16 82.68 8 162.34 12 Q 86.53 10 84.57 8 171.10 10
Emily Cook 86.31 12 93.94 3 180.25 5 Q 65.03 11 83.89 9 148.92 11
Jana Lindsey 64.10 19 87.59 5 151.69 17 Did not advance
Lacy Schnoor 87.77 10 81.74 10 169.51 6 Q 89.88 8 83.01 10 172.89 9
Moguls
Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Patrick Deneen Moguls 24.39 23.97 10 Q RNS =19
Michael Morse 26.06 23.08 19 Q 24.45 23.38 15
Nate Roberts 24.23 23.22 16 Q RNS =19
Bryon Wilson 24.01 25.06 3 Q 24.00 26.08 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank
Shannon Bahrke Moguls 29.74 24.27 6 Q 27.90 25.43 3rd
Hannah Kearney 27.97 25.96 1 Q 27.86 26.63 1st
Heather McPhie 28.62 25.03 3 Q 30.92 14.52 18
Michelle Roark 29.64 23.98 7 Q 32.27 15.90 17
Ski cross
Athlete Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Casey Puckett Men's ski cross 1:14.35 12 Q 4 Did not advance 23
Daron Rahlves 1:14.91 15 Q 3 Did not advance 28

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the American roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[13] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
39 G Miller, RyanRyan Miller 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) July 17, 1980 East Lansing, MI Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
29 G Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) January 21, 1986 Hamden, CT Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
30 G Thomas, TimTim Thomas 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) April 15, 1974 Davison, MI Boston Bruins (NHL)
4 D Gleason, TimTim Gleason 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) January 29, 1983 Clawson, MI Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
6 D Johnson, ErikErik Johnson 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002107000000000000107 kg (236 lb) March 21, 1988 Bloomington, MN St. Louis Blues (NHL)
3 D Johnson, JackJack Johnson 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) January 13, 1987 Indianapolis, IN Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
44 D Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) September 26, 1980 San Francisco, CA Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
28 D Rafalski, BrianBrian RafalskiA 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) September 28, 1973 Dearborn, MI Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
20 D Suter, RyanRyan SuterA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) January 21, 1985 Madison, WI Nashville Predators (NHL)
19 D Whitney, RyanRyan Whitney 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) February 19, 1983 Scituate, MA Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
42 F Backes, DavidDavid Backes 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) May 1, 1984 Blaine, MN St. Louis Blues (NHL)
32 F Brown, DustinDustin BrownA 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) November 4, 1984 Ithaca, NY Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
24 F Callahan, RyanRyan Callahan 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) March 21, 1985 Rochester, NY New York Rangers (NHL)
23 F Drury, ChrisChris Drury 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) August 20, 1976 Trumbull, CT New York Rangers (NHL)
88 F Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) November 19, 1988 Buffalo, NY Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
17 F Kesler, RyanRyan Kesler 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) August 31, 1984 Livonia, MI Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
81 F Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) October 2, 1987 Madison, WI Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
15 F Langenbrunner, JamieJamie LangenbrunnerC 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) July 24, 1975 Cloquet, MN New Jersey Devils (NHL)
12 F Malone, RyanRyan Malone 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) December 1, 1979 Pittsburgh, PA Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
9 F Parise, ZachZach PariseA 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) July 28, 1984 Prior Lake, MN New Jersey Devils (NHL)
16 F Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) July 11, 1984 Plover, WI San Jose Sharks (NHL)
54 F Ryan, BobbyBobby Ryan 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) March 17, 1987 Cherry Hill, NJ Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
26 F Stastny, PaulPaul Stastny 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) December 27, 1985 Quebec City, QC, Canada Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Defensemen Paul Martin and Mike Komisarek were initially selected, but due to injuries were replaced by Ryan Whitney and Tim Gleason.[14]

Group play

United States were drawn into Group A.

Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 +9 9
 Canada 3 1 1 0 1 14 7 +7 5
 Switzerland 3 0 1 1 1 8 10 −2 3
 Norway 3 0 0 1 2 5 19 −14 1

All times are local (UTC-8).

February 16, 2010 v
12:00
United States  3 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,706
February 18, 2010 v
12:00
United States  6 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 3–0)
 Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,710
February 21, 2010 v
16:45
Canada  3 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 1–2)
 United States Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,561


The United States was seeded as the top team in the playoff round after finishing with nine points from three regulation wins during the group stage. They were drawn to face the winner of the Switzerland and Belarus qualification playoff, which was won by Switzerland in a shootout.

Quarterfinal
February 24, 2010 v
12:00
United States  2 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,536
Semifinal
February 26, 2010 v
12:00
United States  6 – 1
(6–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Finland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,602
Gold medal game
February 28, 2010 v
12:15
2nd United States  2 – 3 (OT)
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
 Canada 1st Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,748

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the American roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[15] view

Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
G Maclaughlin, BrianneBrianne McLaughlin 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) June 20, 1987 Sheffield, Ohio United States Robert Morris Colonials
G Schaus, MollyMolly Schaus 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) July 29, 1988 Natick, Massachusetts United States Boston Eagles
G Vetter, JessieJessie Vetter 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) December 19, 1985 Cottage Grove, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers
D Bellamy, KaceyKacey Bellamy 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) April 22, 1987 Westfield, Massachusetts United States New Hampshire Wildcats
D Cahow, CaitlinCaitlin Cahow 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) May 20, 1985 New Haven, Connecticut United States Harvard Crimson
D Chesson, LisaLisa Chesson 169 cm (5 ft 7 in) 700169000000000000069 kg (152 lb) August 18, 1986 Plainfield, Illinois United States Ohio State Buckeyes
D Engstrom, MollyMolly Engstrom 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) March 1, 1983 Siren, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers
D Ruggiero, AngelaAngela RuggieroA 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) January 3, 1980 Los Angeles, California United States Harvard Crimson
D Weiland, KerryKerry Weiland 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700164000000000000064 kg (141 lb) October 18, 1980 Palmer, Alaska United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Chu, JulieJulie ChuA 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700167000000000000067 kg (148 lb) March 13, 1982 Bridgeport, Connecticut United States Harvard Crimson
F Darwitz, NatalieNatalie DarwitzC 160 cm (5 ft 3 in) 700162000000000000062 kg (137 lb) October 13, 1983 Eagan, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Duggan, MeghanMeghan Duggan 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) September 3, 1987 Danvers, Massachusetts United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Knight, HilaryHilary Knight 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) July 12, 1989 Hanover, New Hampshire United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Lamoureux, JocelyneJocelyne Lamoureux 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700170000000000000070 kg (150 lb) July 3, 1989 Grand Forks, North Dakota United States North Dakota Fighting Sioux
F Lamoureux, MoniqueMonique Lamoureux 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) 700171000000000000071 kg (157 lb) July 3, 1989 Grand Forks, North Dakota United States North Dakota Fighting Sioux
F Lawler, ErikaErika Lawler 152 cm (5 ft 0 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) February 5, 1987 Fitchburg, Massachusetts United States Wisconsin Badgers
F Marvin, GiseleGisele Marvin 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) March 7, 1987 Warroad, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Potter, JennyJenny PotterA 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) 700166000000000000066 kg (146 lb) January 12, 1979 Edina, Minnesota United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
F Stack, KelliKelli Stack 165 cm (5 ft 5 in) 700159000000000000059 kg (130 lb) January 13, 1988 Brooklyn Heights, Ohio United States Boston Eagles
F Thatcher, KarenKaren Thatcher 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700174000000000000074 kg (163 lb) February 29, 1984 Blaine, Washington United States Providence Friars
F Zaugg-Siergiej, JinelleJinelle Zaugg-Siergiej 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) March 27, 1986 Eagle River, Wisconsin United States Wisconsin Badgers
Group play

The United States played in Group B.

Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 31 1 30 9
 Finland 3 2 0 0 1 7 8 -1 6
 Russia 3 1 0 0 2 3 19 -16 3
 China 3 0 0 0 3 3 16 -13 0

All times are local (UTC-8).

February 14, 2010 v
12:00
United States  12 – 1
(5–0, 3–0, 4–1)
 China UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,278
February 16, 2010 v
14:30
Russia  0 – 13
(0–5, 0–7, 0–1)
 United States UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,365
February 18, 2010 v
14:30
United States  6 – 0
(4–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Finland UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,398
Semifinal
February 22, 2010 v
12:00
Sweden  1 – 9
(0–2, 1–3, 0–4)
 United States Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,021
Gold medal game
February 25, 2010 v
15:30
1st Canada  2 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 United States 2nd Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,805

Luge[edit]

On December 16, 2009, the U.S. Olympic Luge team was announced. The team was formally announced in New York on December 18, 2009, on The Today Show.[16] Honorary team captains were Eric Mabius of ABC's Ugly Betty television series and astronaut Scott Parazynski who were both lugers in the 1980s.[17]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tony Benshoof Singles 48.657 7 48.747 7 49.010 8 48.714 11 3:15.128 8
Chris Mazdzer 48.811 12 48.963 16 49.223 13 48.816 17 3:15.813 13
Bengt Walden 49.002 20 48.865 14 49.323 19 48.794 15 3:15.984 15
Mark Grimmette
Brian Martin
Doubles 41.821 11 42.184 16 N/A 1:24.005 13
Dan Joye
Christian Niccum
41.602 6 41.689 6 N/A 1:23.291 6
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Julia Clukey Singles 42.059 15 42.075 15 42.472 16 42.754 25 2:49.360 17
Erin Hamlin 41.835 8 42.219 20 42.792 24 42.262 16 2:49.108 16
Megan Sweeney 42.450 22 42.960 27 42.625 22 42.450 20 2:50.215 22

Nordic combined[edit]

The team was announced on January 21, 2010.[18]

Athlete Event Ski jumping Cross-country Total
Distance Points Rank Time Time Rank
Brett Camerota Normal hill/10 km 100.0 121.5 10 27:00.6 27:56.6 36
Bill Demong 96.5 115.5 24 24:45.0 26:05.0 6
Todd Lodwick 101.5 127.0 2 25:14.6 25:48.6 4
Johnny Spillane 100.5 124.5 4 25:03.5 25:47.5 2nd
Bill Demong Large hill/10 km 63.0 115.5 6 24:46.9 25:32.9 1st
Taylor Fletcher (−4.5) 38.0 46 26:17.5 31.73.5 45
Todd Lodwick 56.2 108.7 13 25:30.2 26.43.2 13
Johnny Spillane 66.0 118.5 2 25:02.9 25:36.9 2nd
Brett Camerota
Bill Demong
Todd Lodwick
Johnny Spillane
Team large hill/4 x 5 km 538.5 505.8 2 49:34.8 49:36.8 2nd

Short track speed skating[edit]

The men's and women's short track speed skating team was determined after the Olympic Trials, held September 9–13, 2009, in Marquette, Michigan. Combination of their overall ranking and individual event finishes is what was used to determine the Olympic team.[19]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
Simon Cho 500 m 41.726 2 Q 41.211 3 Did not advance
Jordan Malone 1:03.884 4 Did not advance
Apolo Ohno 41.665 1 Q 42.004 2 Q 41.460 1 Q DSQ
J. R. Celski 1000 m 1:25.113 2 Q 1:24.621 2 Q DSQ Did not advance
Travis Jayner 1:26.870 3 Did not advance
Apolo Ohno 1:25.940 1 Q 1:25.502 2 Q 1:25.033 1 Q 1:24.128 3rd
J. R. Celski 1500 m 2:12.460 3 Q N/A 2:13.606 2 Q 2:18.053 3rd
Jordan Malone DSQ N/A Did not advance
Apolo Ohno 2:17.653 1 Q N/A 2:11.072 2 Q 2:17.976 2nd
J. R. Celski
Simon Cho
Travis Jayner
Apolo Ohno
5000 m relay N/A 6:46.369 2 Q 6:44.498 3rd
Women
*-Indicates athlete skated in a preliminary round but not the final.
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
Alyson Dudek 500 m 44.560 2 Q 44.588 4 Did not advance
Katherine Reutter 44.187 1 Q 43.834 1 Q 44.145 4 Consolation final
44.846
7
Allison Baver 1000 m DSQ Did not advance
Kimberly Derrick 1:31.663 3 Did not advance
Katherine Reutter 1:30.508 OR 1 Q 1:29.955 1 Q 1:30.568 1 Q 1:29.324 2nd
Allison Baver 1500 m 2:44.915 4 q N/A 2:25.053 5 Did not advance
Kimberly Derrick 2:24.375 4 N/A Did not advance
Katherine Reutter 2:29.316 2 Q N/A 2:37.060 4 q 2:18.396 4
Allison Baver
Kimberly Derrick*
Alyson Dudek
Lana Gehring
Katherine Reutter
3000 m relay N/A 4:15.376 2 Q 4:14.081 3rd

Skeleton[edit]

The U.S. Olympic skeleton team was finalized after the completion of the seventh World Cup race. Based on race rankings through January 17, 2010.[20]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eric Bernotas Men 53.23 14 53.55 15 53.33 17 53.16 13 3:33.27 14
John Daly 54.08 21 53.65 16 53.23 15 53.05 12 3:34.01 17
Zach Lund 53.04 10 52.85 3 52.57 5 52.81 8 3:31.27 5
Noelle Pikus-Pace Women 54.30 7 54.21 4 53.88 3 54.07 6 3:36.46 4
Katie Uhlaender 54.51 8 54.53 9 54.54 11 54.35 9 3:37.93 11

Ski jumping[edit]

The United States ski team announced the 2010 Olympic ski jumping team on January 20, 2010.[21]

Athlete Event Qualifying 1st round Finals
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank
Nick Alexander Normal hill 96.0 113.0 35 Q 93.5 106.5 41 Did not advance
Peter Frenette 97.0 115.0 30 Q 93.0 106.5 41 Did not advance
Anders Johnson 93.5 108.5 40 Q 86.5 92.5 49 Did not advance
Nick Alexander Large hill 127.5 116.5 28 Q 109.0 79.2 40 Did not advance
Peter Frenette 126.0 113.8 30 Q 114.5 90.6 32 Did not advance
Anders Johnson 117.0 95.6 42 Did not advance
Nick Alexander
Taylor Fletcher
Peter Frenette
Anders Johnson
Team large hill N/A 447.5 340.0 11 Did not advance

Snowboarding[edit]

The United States Olympic snowboard team was announced on January 26, 2010.[22]

Alpine
Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
margin
Opposition
margin
Opposition
margin
Opposition
margin
Rank
Tyler Jewell Men's giant slalom 1:17.85 7 Q  Jasey-Jay Anderson (CAN)
L +1.18
Did not advance
Chris Klug 1:18.84 16 Q  Andreas Prommegger (AUT)
W −0.25
 Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA)
L DNF
Consolation round
 Zan Kosir (SLO)
L +1.71
Consolation round
 Rok Flander (SLO)
W opponent DNS
7
Michelle Gorgone Women's giant slalom 1:24.63 13 Q  Ekaterina Ilyukhina (RUS)
L +0.21
Did not advance
Freestyle
Men
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Greg Bretz Halfpipe 36.2 41.3 4 Q 42.1 38.0 2 Q 18.3 13.0 12
Scotty Lago 39.0 28.4 6 Q 41.3 16.2 3 Q 42.8 17.5 3rd
Louie Vito 26.1 41.8 3 QF Bye 39.1 39.4 5
Shaun White 45.8 10.8 1 QF Bye 46.8 48.4 1st
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Gretchen Bleiler Halfpipe 36.6 40.2 5 QF Bye 11.0 14.7 11
Kelly Clark 45.4 13.6 2 QF Bye 25.6 42.2 3rd
Elena Hight 35.7 37.9 8 Q 37.1 10.8 4 Q 24.6 16.0 10
Hannah Teter 39.7 42.7 4 QF Bye 42.4 39.2 2nd
Snowboard cross
Men
Athlete Event Qualification 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Nick Baumgartner Snowboard cross 1:21.70 13 Q 4 Did not advance
Nate Holland 1:21.78 15 Q 1 Q 2 Q 1 Q 4 4
Graham Watanabe 1:20.53 2 Q 3 Did not advance
Seth Wescott 1:22.87 17 Q 1 Q 1 Q 2 Q 1 1st
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Rank
Callan Chythlook-Sifsof Snowboard cross 1:59.04 21 Did not advance
Faye Gulini 1:30.75 12 Q 3 Did not advance
Lindsey Jacobellis 1:25.41 2 Q 1 Q 4 Consolation final
1
5

Speed skating[edit]

The United States men's and women's speed skating team was announced on December 31, 2009.[23]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Shani Davis 500 m 35.450 18 Did not start
Tucker Fredricks 35.218 15 35.138 9 1:10.356 12
Nick Pearson 35.834 25 36.094 28 1:11.928 26
Mitchell Whitmore 36.734 39 36.314 34 1:13.048 37
Shani Davis 1000 m N/A 1:08.94 1st
Chad Hedrick N/A 1:09.32 3rd
Trevor Marsicano N/A 1:10.11 10
Nick Pearson N/A 1:09.79 7
Shani Davis 1500 m N/A 1:46.10 2nd
Brian Hansen N/A 1:48.45 18
Chad Hedrick N/A 1:46.69 6
Trevor Marsicano N/A 1:47.84 15
Chad Hedrick 5000 m N/A 6:27.07 11
Shani Davis N/A 6:28.44 12
Trevor Marsicano N/A 6:30.93 14
Ryan Bedford 10000 m N/A 13:40.20 12
Jonathan Kuck N/A 13:31.78 8
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lauren Cholewinski 500 m 39.514 29 39.587 32 1:19.101 30
Elli Ochowicz 39.002 18 39.048 19 1:18.050 17
Heather Richardson 38.698 9 38.477 6 1:17.175 6
Jennifer Rodriguez 39.182 20 39.281 24 1:18.463 21
Rebekah Bradford 1000 m N/A 1:18.788 29
Elli Ochowicz N/A 1:18.330 26
Heather Richardson N/A 1:17.370 9
Jennifer Rodriguez N/A 1:17.080 7
Heather Richardson 1500 m N/A 1:59.56 16
Jennifer Rodriguez N/A 2:00.08 18
Jilleanne Rookard N/A 2:01.95 24
Catherine Raney-Norman N/A 2:03.02 31
Catherine Raney-Norman 3000 m N/A 4:16.95 17
Jilleanne Rookard N/A 4:13.05 12
Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr N/A 4:11.16 9
Maria Lamb 5000 m N/A 7:25.15 15
Jilleanne Rookard N/A 7:07.48 8
Team pursuit
Athletes Event Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Opposition
time
Rank
Brian Hansen
Chad Hedrick
Jonathan Kuck
Trevor Marsicano
Men's team pursuit Japan Japan
W 3:44.25
Netherlands Netherlands
W 3:42.71
Canada Canada
L 3:41.58
2nd
Catherine Raney-Norman
Jennifer Rodriguez
Jilleanne Rookard
Nancy Swider-Peltz, Jr
Women's team pursuit Canada Canada
W 3:02.19
Germany Germany
L 3:03.78
Poland Poland
L 3:05.29
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "United States Nordic Combined team announced". .
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  23. ^ "U.S. speed skating rosters announced". 

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