Reno / Tahoe Medal Winners at the XXII Winter Olympics
Reno / Tahoe area skiers and snowboarders brought home several medals from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, including some of the first medals ever awarded in 12 new events. Medal - winning new events for our local athletes include men's and women's skiing halfpipe and women's snowboard slopestyle. David Wise became the first Reno resident ever to win an Olympic gold medal.
- David Wise, Reno, NV - men's skiing halfpipe - Gold medal
- Maddie Bowman, South Lake Tahoe, CA - women's skiing halfpipe - Gold medal
- Jamie Anderson, Lake Tahoe, CA - women's snowboard slopestyle - Gold medal
- Kelly Clark, Mammoth Lakes, CA - women's snowboard halfpipe - Bronze medal
- Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA - women's super combined - Bronze medal
Other Reno / Tahoe Athletes at the XXII Winter Olympics
These Reno / Tahoe area athletes at the XXII Olympic Winter Games were not able to score medals, but they are all Olympians nonetheless.
- Greg Bretz, Mammoth Lakes, CA - snowboard halfpipe - finished 12th
- Stacey Cook, Mammoth Lakes, CA - alpine skiing - did not finish or did not compete
- Danny Davis, Truckee, CA - snowboard halfpipe - finished 10th
- Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA - alpine skiing - downhill 5th, super G 23rd
- Chas Guldemond, Reno, NV - snowboard slopestyle - finished 15th
- Nate Holland, Truckee, CA - snowboard cross - did not qualify for final
- Trevor Jacob, Mammoth Lakes, CA - snowboard cross - finished 9th
- Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV - alpine skiing - giant slalom 15th
- Karly Shorr, Truckee, CA - snowboard slopestyle - finished 6th
- Ryan Stassel, Truckee, CA - snowboard slopestyle - finished 14th
- Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA - alpine skiing - downhill 30th
- John Teller, Mammoth Lakes, CA - skicross - finished 28th
Olympic Sports with Team USA Competitors
Winter sports athletes from Team USA competed in these events at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia...
- Figure skating – ice dance, pairs, singles (men and women), team
- Ice hockey
- Short track speedskating
- Skiing – alpine, cross country, freestyle, jumping, Nordic combined
United States Medals at the XXII Winter Olympics
Some of the top stars on the U.S. team going in to the games did not reach the podium. Shaun White and Hannah Teter, both favored to medal, came up short. Other United States athletes who came into this Olympic Winter Games with high hopes included alpine skiers Julia Mancuso and Bode Miller. While Mancuso came away with a bronze medal in the women's super combined, Miller wasn't able to make the podium in any of his events. One alpine skiier, Ted Ligety, shined on the slopes and won gold in the men's giant slalom.
Overall, the United States came away with 28 total medals - 9 gold, 7 silver, and 12 bronze. That's fourth place in the gold medal count, behind Russia (13), Norway (11), and Canada (10).
Get All Results From the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Final results for every athlete from every participating country are available from the official XXII Olympic Winter Games website. You will have to do some clicking to find details about any particular country or athlete. Be careful that you are at the correct site - though it is clearly identified, the Paralympic Games site is very similar.
Similar information, and more, can be found at NBC Sports, which was the exclusive broadcaster of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the United States.
Will the Winter Olympics return to Reno / Tahoe?
That is a question yet to be answered. An effort has been underway for several years, headed up by the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, to host the Winter Games. The group is promoting Reno / Tahoe as a premier winter sports destination, with the ultimate goal of being selected as a site for a future Olympic Winter Games. The still celebrated 1960 Winter Games were held at Squaw Valley, between Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Sources: Team USA, XXII Olympic Winter Games, NBC Sports, Reno Gazette-Journal.