Reno/Tahoe represents at Sochi 2014

We locals know that we live right next door to world-class snow, but it’s nice to show off some of the proof of the awesome training grounds right in our backyard (like four gold medals!!!). Here’s a quick look at all of the great athletes from the Reno/Tahoe area who represented the U.S. in Sochi this year:

JamieAnderson
Jamie Anderson from Lake Tahoe, CA, won two gold medals in snowboard slopestyle

 

MaddieBowman
Maddie Bowman from South Lake Tahoe, CA, won the gold medal in halfpipe skiing

 

Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 2
Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, CA, competed in ski racing

 

ChasGuldemond
Chas Guldemond from Reno, NV, competed in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle

 

JuliaMancuso
Julia Mancuso from Squaw Valley, CA, competed in ski racing giant slalom, downhill, and super combined slalom, in which she earned the bronze medal

 

MarcoSullivan
Marco Sullivan from Truckee, CA, competed in ski racing

 

HannahTeter
Hannah Teter from Myers, CA, competed in snowboarding

 

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 4
Shaun White trains at Northstar California, competed in the snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle

 

DavidWise
David Wise from Reno, NV, won the gold medal for freeskiing halfpipe