If Utah were competing as its own country, it would have finished 10th in the overall medal count. Fourteen of team USA’s 28 medals were won by athletes with Utah ties. Six of these medals were won by Park City Locals.
Twenty three of the USA’s winter athletes attend school at Westminster College located in Salt Lake City. USSA athletes receive free tuition to attend Utah’s only private liberal arts college. According to Westminster media spokesperson, Arikka Von,”Westminster has had an ongoing nine- year-long partnership with the USSA offering tuition, grant programs, and other scholarship services to help athletes pursue higher education. “
It’s no surprise that the “Greatest Snow on Earth” is a hot bed for winter training. After hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics Salt Lake and Park City Training facilities are busier than ever. Park City is home to the USSA headquarters and training facility where team USA winter athletes can train for free with personalized coaching staff and state of the art equipment.
Congratulations to all of our athletes and a big thank you for representing our Country, State, and town. Your heroes to us all. You may not have noticed but Park City Lodging is a proud sponsor of the US bobsled team. Our logo raced alongside our boys on the track under the BMW badge. Cheers.
Below is the medal count break down for Utah athletes. For a complete medal count Click here.
Sage Kotsenburg- Snowboard Slopstyle
Joss Christensen- Freeskiing Slopestyle
Kaitlyn Farrington- Snowboard Women’s Superpipe
David Wise- Men’s Ski Halfpipe
Ted Ligety- Men’s Giant Slalom
Devin Logan- Freeskiing Women’s Slopestyle
Noelle Pikus Pace- Women’s Skeleton
J.R. Celski, Chris Creveling, Jordan Malone, and Eduard Alvarez- Men’s 5000 M Relay
Steven Holcomb- Bobsled
Julia Mancuso- Super Combined Slalom
Alex Deibold- Snowboard Cross
Steven Holcomb, Chris Fogt, Steven Langton, Curtis Tomasevicz- Bobsled Four-man
By: Dallin Hall, Marketing and Social Media Coordinator