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Meet Your Olympians

Meet the local athletes from New Jersey 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 swimmer Katie Ledecky, 15, to 54-year-old equestrian jumper Karen O’Connor, these Games represent the culmination of all the hard work and dedication they've put in to win the coveted medal.

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

Here are a few quick facts about your Olympians!

Rachael Dawson
Sex : Female
Competing in Field Hockey
Event / position / class : Midfield
Age : 26
From : Berlin

Nick Delpopolo
Sex : Male
Competing in Judo
Event / position / class : 73kg
Age : 23
From : Westfield

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

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

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

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

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


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

Also check out our Directory and Events Calendar for listings of places where you can learn and participate in Olympic sports ranging from basketball to karate, gymnastics, swimming and more.

Greg Schmitt July 31, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Just so you're aware, you missed not only a NJ resident, but a resident of Woodbridge township (Avenel). See: http://www.nj.com/olympics/index.ssf/2012/07/olympics_2012_fencer_dagmara_w.html


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