Northwest Olympians Going for Gold

Northwest Olympians Going for Gold

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EUGENE, OR - JULY 01: Leonel Manzano (L) celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's 1500 Meter Run Final ahead of Andrew Wheating and Matthew Centrowitz on day ten of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at the Hayward Field on July 1, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 5:20 PM

Ryan Bailey - Track & Field

A star at McKay High School, Bailey was the surprise 3rd-place finisher in the 100 meters at the Olympic Trials.



Matt Centrowitz - Track & Field

Attended the University of Oregon.



Ashton Eaton - Track & Field

Decathlon world record holder was born in Bend and lives in Eugene.



Rich Fellers - Equestrian

Fellers hails from Wilsonville, Oregon.



Shalane Flanagan  - Track & Field

Trains in Portland with coach Jerry Schumacher



Bridget Franek - Track & Field

Steeplechase athlete is a member of the Oregon Track Club Elite



Amanda Furrer - Shooting

A graduate of Mead High School in Spokane, Furrer started shooting when she was 11 yaers old.



Kara Goucher - Track & Field

Competing in the women's marathon, Goucher lives and trains in Portland with her husband Adam, a former Olympian himself



Chris Horner - Cycling

A member of the USA road cycling team, Horner hails from Bend, Oregon.



Ariana Kukors - Swimming

Born in Federal Way and graduated from Auburn Mountainview High School



Kevin Love - Basketball

The Team USA basketball player grew up in Lake Oswego and starred at Lake Oswego High School.



Megan Rapinoe  - Soccer

Played for the University of Portland Pilots soccer team with twin sister Rachel



Galen Rupp  - Track & Field

Attended Central Catholic High School in Portland and the University of Oregon.



Hope Solo - Soccer

2008 Olympic medalist was born in Richland, Washington.



Nick Symmonds - Track & Field

Willamette University All-American lives and trains in Oregon.



Andrew Wheating - Track & Field

University of Oregon graduate is returning for his second Olympics.



Jesse Williams - Track & Field

High jump world record holder has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 2007.



Mariel Zagunis - Fencing

The defending Olympic champion is a Beaverton native. Her parents competed in rowing at the 1976 Montreal Olympic games. Photos: Mariel Zagunis



Elsie Windes - Water Polo

The Portland native and Beaverton High School graduate won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics.



Rachel Yurkovich - Track & Field

The javelin thrower was born in Newberg, attended the University of Oregon, and lives in Portland.



Cyrus Hostetler - Track & Field

The Newberg High graduate and UO student won a silver medal for javelin throw in the 2011 Pan-American Games.