Oregon is well represented on the Olympic team in PyeongChang. Four call Bend home. Two are competing for other countries.
Ben Ferguson of Bend competed in the halfpipe. This was his first trip to the Olympics. His younger brother Gabe just missed making the team. Slideshow of Ben Ben finished fourth in halfpipe. Watch his second run in the halfpipe final.
Laurenne Ross went to high school in Klamath Falls and now calls Bend home. Ross is an art student at the University of Oregon. Watch her second run and 15th place finish in the super G. Watch her downhill run, in which she finished 15th. She reflects on the her downhill finish. Slideshow of Laurenne
Olympic veteran Tommy Ford of Bend returned to the games after finishing 26th in the giant slalom at Vancouver in 2010. A crash while recreational skiing kept him out of the Sochi games. He's a big Wu Tang Clan fan. Slideshow of Tommy Watch Tommy's second run in the giant slalom. He finished 20th.
Kent Callister of Bend competed for Australia in the halfpipe. His family moved from that country to Central Oregon in 2005. Callister also competed at Sochi. His great uncle Cyril Callister invented Vegemite. Slideshow of Kent He finished 10th in halfpipe.
Barlow High School has a connection to the games through Sam Michener, track athlete turned bobsled pusher and brakeman. Small world. A rival runner from Idaho from a decade ago drives Michener's bobsled. Photos of Sam With Nick Cunningham driving, Sam's sled finished 19thy. Watch the final run in PyeongChang. Watch his homecoming in Gresham after the games.
The Philippines sent one athlete to the PyeongChang games, Lincoln High School senior Asa Miller. The Portland teen has dual citizenship through his mother. He learned to race at Mount Hood Meadow. One of his coaches is four-time Olympian AJ Kitt, who now lives in Hood River. Slideshow of Asa He finished 70th in the giant slalom.
Did you keep eye on Simidele Adeagbo as she hit 80 mph in the skeleton competition. The Nigerian, who worked here for Nike for several years, first picked up a skeleton sled on Sept. 12, 2017. Read a Nike biography about her remarkable decision to learn this dangerous sport. Slideshow of Simidele She sat down with NBC to talk about her first two runs.