Gov. Rick Snyder today congratulated 13 Michigan athletes competing in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia:
“I congratulate all of Michigan’s Olympians competing in this year’s winter games for the tremendous honor they have earned to represent their country at the pinnacle of athletic competition,” Snyder said. “You are among the finest athletes our state and nation has to offer, and on behalf of all Michiganders, I join your families and friends in wishing you the best of luck as you compete to bring home Gold.”
The 13 athletes who call Michigan home will be competing for medals in men’s ice hockey, ice dancing, snowboarding and speed skating. In addition, 10 members of the Detroit Red Wings will be competing for their home countries at the games.
Michigan’s 2014 Winter Olympians are:
Cam Fowler, of Farmington Hills
Ryan Kesler, of Livonia
Ryan Miller, of East Lansing
Evan Bates, of Ann Arbor
Meryl Davis, of West Bloomfield
Alex Shibutani, of Ann Arbor
Maia Shibutani, of Ann Arbor
Charlie White, of Bloomfield Hills
Nick Baumgartner, of Iron River, competing in snowboardcross.
Danny Davis, of Highland, competing in halfpipe.
Karly Shorr, of Milford, competing in slopestyle.
Jilleanne Rookard, of Woodhaven, competing in long track speed skating.
Jessica Smith, of Melvindale, competing in short track speed skating.