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Meet Your Olympians

Meet the local athletes from New Jersey — including one from Westfield! — who will be competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.

They've put in innumerable hours of sweat, blood and tears to get where they are today. They are among the best of the best and are ready to prove their mettle. 529 athletes from 45 states will represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

They are competing in events as diverse as athletics, fencing, rowing, soccer and basketball. For everyone, from 20-year-old tennis player Christina Mchale of Englewood Cliffs to 37-year-old soccer player Christie Rampone of Point Pleasant, these Games represent the culmination of years of hard work and dedication with the object of winning the coveted medal.

It's time to meet the Olympians from New Jersey!

 

Jordan Burroughs
Competing in Wrestling
Age: 24
From: Sicklerville

Julie Culley
Competing in Track & Field, 5,000 meters
Age: 30
From: Lebanon

Rachel Dawson
Competing in Field Hockey
Event / position / class : Midfield
Age: 26
From: Berlin

Nick Delpopolo
Competing in Judo
Event / position / class : 73kg
Age: 23
From: Westfield
(Read more about Nick Delpopolo on Wesfield Patch .)

Matt Emmons
Competing in Shooting
Age: 31
From: Brown Mills

Steven Gluckstein
Competing in Gymnastics
Age: 22
From: Highlands

 Tobin Heath
Competing in Soccer
Event / position / class : Midfield
Age : 24
From : Basking Ridge

Connor Jaeger
Competing in Swimming
Event / position / class : 1,500m free
Age : 21
From : Fair Haven

Asjha Jones
Competing in Basketball
Age: 31
From: Piscataway

Steve Kasprzyk
Competing in Rowing
Event / position / class : Eight
Age : 30
From : Cinnaminson

Maya Lawrence
Competing in Fencing
Event / position / class : Epee - Individual, Team
Age : 32
From : Teaneck

Carli Lloyd
Competing in Soccer
Age: 29
From: Delran

Christina Mchale
Competing in Tennis
Age: 20
From: Englewood Cliffs

Jeff Porter
Competing in 110-meter hurdles
Age: 26
From: Somerset

Heather O’Reilly
Competing in Soccer
Event / position / class : Midfield
Age : 27
From : East Brunswick

Christie Rampone
Competing in Soccer
Age: 37
From: Point Pleasant

Rebecca Soni
Competing in Swimming
Age: 25
From: Plainsboro

Michelle Vittese
Competing in Field Hockey
Age: 22
From: Cherry Hill

Dagmara Wozniak
Competing in Fencing
Age: 24
From: Avenel

 

Looking for a way to celebrate the Olympics locally? You can find local events for Olympic Fun Day on July 28 on the Let’s Move website, which has a page about how to set up your own local Olympics

 

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