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Locals going for gold

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Throughout our YNN coverage area, we have a handful of athletes heading to the London games, hoping to bring home gold.



Matt Anderson


Previous coverage: Matt Anderson Sets the Pace for U.S. Volleyball

From late bloomer to young leader of U.S. men's volleyball team






Brigetta Barrett


  • Hometown: Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

  • Sport: Track and field, High Jump

  • Birthday: December 24, 1990

  • Twitter: @bebe3114

  • USA Track and Field: www.usatf.org

London 2012 results:

  • Won Silver in high jump





Jake Cornelius


  • Hometown: Brooktondale, N.Y.

  • Sport: Rowing, Men's Eight

  • Birthday: October 2, 1984

  • USA Rowing: www.usrowing.org






Caryn Davies


  • Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.

  • Sport: Rowing, Women's Eight

  • Birthday: April 14, 1982
  • USA Rowing: www.usrowing.org

London 2012 results:

  • Gold in rowing, women’s eight





Nick Delpopolo


  • Hometown: Wakefield, Mass., but graduated from Burnt Hills - Ballston Lake High School

  • Sport: Judo, 73kg

  • Birthday: February 8, 1989

  • USA Judo: www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo

Previous coverage: Judo athletes pack their bags for the London Olympics

London 2012 results:





Melissa Gonzelez







Sarah Groff








Molly Huddle


  • Hometown: Elmira, N.Y.

  • Sport: Track and Field, 5,000 meters

  • Birthday: August 31, 1984

  • USA Track and Field: www.usatf.org

London 2012 results:

  • Finished 11th overall





KaraLynn Joyce


  • Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y., but swam at Webster High School, Webster, N.Y.

  • Sport: Swimming, 50M Free

  • Birthday: October 25, 1985

  • USA Swimming: www.usaswimming.org

Previous coverage: Kara Lynn Joyce remembers growing up in Rochester





Jake Kaminski


Previous coverage: Kaminski looking forward to Olympics
Jake Kaminski, Olympic archer

London 2012 results:

  • Won silver in men's team archery competition





Ryan Lochte


  • Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

  • Sport: Swimming, 200M Back, 200M IM, 400M IM, 200M Free, 800M Free Relay

  • Birthday: August 3, 1984

  • Twitter: @ryanlochte

  • USA Swimming: www.usaswimming.org

Previous coverage: Ryan Lochte ready to renew rivalry

London 2012 results:

  • Gold in 400M IM

  • Gold in 4x200M Freestyle Relay

  • Silver in 4x100M Freestyle Relay

  • Fourth in 200M Freestyle

  • Silver in 200M IM

  • Bronze in 200M Backstroke





Lopez Lomong


  • Hometown: Tully, N.Y.

  • Sport:Track and Field, 5,000 meters

  • Birthday: January 1, 1985

  • Twitter: @lopezlomong

  • USA Track and Field: www.usatf.org

Previous coverage: Tully's Lomong gunning for gold in London






Beezie Madden


  • Hometown: Cazenovia, N.Y.

  • Sport: Equestrian, Jumping

  • Birthday: November 20, 1963

  • United States Equestrian Federation: www.usef.org







Alex Meyer


London 2012 results:

  • Finished 10th overall







Meghan Musnicki


  • Hometown: Naples, N.Y.

  • Sport: Rowing, Women's Eight

  • Birthday: February 5, 1983

  • USA Rowing: www.usrowing.org

Previous coverage: Local rower named to Team USA

How Olympian Meghan Musnicki got into rowing


London 2012 results:

  • Gold in rowing, women’s eight






Henrik Rummel


  • Hometown: Pittsford, N.Y.

  • Sport: Rowing, Men's Four

  • Birthday: April13, 1985

  • USA Rowing: www.usrowing.org

Previous coverage: Pittsford-Mendon graduate to compete in Olympics

Henrik Rummel expects to compete for medal in rowing

London 2012 results:

  • Won bronze in the men’s four






Jenn Suhr


  • Hometown: Fredonia, N.Y.

  • Sport:Track and Field, Pole Vault

  • Birthday: February 5, 1982

  • Twitter: @JennSuhr

  • USA Track and Field: www.usatf.org

Previous coverage: Suhr has sights on Olympic gold

Jenn Suhr goes to London as world's #1 vaulter

London 2012 results:

  • Gold in pole vault






Jason Turner


  • Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.

  • Sport:Shooting, 10M Air Pistol

  • Birthday: January 31, 1975

  • USA Shooting: www.usashooting.org

Previous coverage: Olympian Jason Turner back in town

Jason Turner to compete in ten meter air pistol




Kyle Vashkulat



Previous coverage: Judo athletes pack their bags for the London Olympics





Dana Vollmer


London 2012 results:

  • Gold in 100M Butterfly





Abby Wambach


Previous coverage: No turning back for Abby Wambach
Wambach Leads U.S. Women into London

London 2012 results:

  • Team won Gold





Todd Wells



International athletes with New York ties


Stef Collins


Collins plays on the Great Britian women's basketball team, but played some of her high school career at Odessa-Montour High School.

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