The Beijing Olympics are starting this week (Fri., Feb. 4-Sun., Feb. 20) and to get you excited about all of the athletic talent competing this year, we’ve put together a list of 10 Wisconsin athletes to watch this winter.
Check out the schedule + plan your Olympic events watch party in advance. And, don’t forget the Paralympic Games from Fri., March 4-Sun., March 13.
Meet the athletes:
Anna Hoffman | Ski Jumping | Madison, WI
Anna grew up right here in the 608, learning to ski at our very own Blackhawk Ski Club. The 21-year-old will be the lone woman on the ski jumping team this year — be sure to watch her compete in her Olympic premiere during the Women’s Normal Hill event this Sat., Feb. 5.
Alex Cavallini | Ice Hockey | Delafield, WI
This year’s games will be the second Olympic appearance for the former UW-Badger captain + goalie. Along with setting multiple records during her career at UW-Madison, Alex has earned multiple international awards including an Olympic gold medal from PyeongChang in 2018.
Matt Hamilton | Curling | McFarland, WI
Matt + his epic mustache will also be returning to the games for the second time — following Team Schuster’s gold medal performance in 2018. The McFarland native will shoot for gold with the final event being on Matt’s 33rd birthday — Sat., Feb. 19.
More athletic cheeseheads:
Jordan Stolz | Speedskating | Kewaskum, WI
Ben Loomis | Nordic Combined | Eau Claire, WI
Paul Schommer | Biathlon | Appleton, WI
Deedra Irwin | Biathlon | Pulaski, WI
John Shuster | Curling | Superior, WI
Kevin Bolger | Cross-country Skiing | Minocqua, WI
Courtney Rummel | Snowboarding | West Bend, WI
Becca Hamilton | Curling | McFarland, WI
ProTip: If you don’t have cable + are looking for ways to stream your favorite events, here’s how.