San Diego Athletes Headed to Rio 2016 with Team USA

Rio 2016 is finally here, and 19 San Diego athletes are on their way to compete with Team USA! Here is some trivia for you: San Diego (and the surrounding area) has more athletes participating in the XXXI Olympic Games than 39 entire states. Sounds like the San Diego area produces more than it’s fair share of super-stars!

So check out these San Diego athletes, and be sure to cheer them on at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad!

 

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Name: Nicole Ahsinger
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Trampoline Gymnastics
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Scripps Ranch ‘16
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bowen_alex_100x167 Name: Alex Bowen
Sport: Water Polo
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Santee, Calif.
High School: Santana High School ‘11
College: Stanford University ’15, Product Design
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 durutalo_andrew_100x167 copy Name: Andrew Durutalo
Sport: Rugby
Position: Hooker, Prop
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Suva Grammar Secondary School (Suva, Fiji) ‘07
College: Binghamton University ’11, Business Administration
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Fendrick_lauren_100x167 Name: Lauren Fendrick
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Beach Volleyball
Birthplace: San Diego
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
College: UCLA ’03, communication studies; USC law degree ’10
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henken_paris_100x167 Name: Paris Henken
Sport: Sailing
Discipline(s): Sailing
Event(s): 49erFX (two-person high performance skiff)
Position: Helm
Birthplace: Sonora, Calif.
Hometown: Coronado, Calif.
High School: Coronado High School ‘14
College: College of Charleston ’19, Undeclared
Team/Club: San Diego Yacht Club, Coronado Yacht Club
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javelet_jessica_100x167 Name: Jessica Javelet
Sport: Rugby
Position: Wing
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines High School ‘03
College: University of Louisville ’07, Marketing
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jock_charles_100x167 Name: Charles Jock
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 800-meter
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mission Bay Senior High School ‘08
College: University of California, Irvine ‘12, Urban Studies
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keflezighi_meb_100x167 Name: Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
Birthplace: Maekel
Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
High School: San Diego High School ‘94
College: University of California, Los Angeles ’98, Mass Communications and Business
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lee_david_100x167 Name: David Lee
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Middle Blocker
Birthplace: Alpine, Calif.
Hometown: Alpine, Calif.
High School: Granite Hills High School (El Cajon, Calif.)
College: Long Beach State ‘04, Human Development
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linden_desiree_100x167 Name: Desiree Linden
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
High School: Hilltop High School (Chula Vista, Calif.) ‘01
College: Arizona State University ’05, Psychology
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long_nic_100x167 Name: Nicholas Long
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): BMX
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Lakeside, Calif.
High School: El Capitan High School (Lakeside, Calif.) ’07
College: Grossmont – Cuyamaca Community College
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lowe_karsta_100x167 Name: Karsta Lowe
Sport: Volleyball
Position: Opposite
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
College: UCLA
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paine_caleb_100x167 Name: Caleb Paine
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): Finn (one-person heavyweight dinghy)
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Point Loma High School (San Diego, Calif.) ‘09
College: Mesa College ’05, Psychology
Team/Club: Mission Bay Yacht Club, Southwestern Yacht Club, St. Francis Yacht Club
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Peters_Steffen_100x167 Name: Steffen Peters
Sport: Equestrian
Discipline(s): Dressage
Event(s): Individual, Team (with Legolas 92)
Birthplace: Wesel
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Voerte (Voerte, Germany) ‘85
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provancha_briana_100x167 Name: Briana Provancha
Sport: Sailing
Event(s): 470 (two-person dinghy)
Position: Crew
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Point Loma High School (San Diego, Calif.) ‘07
College: Boston College ’12, Marketing
Team/Club: Southwestern Yacht Club
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Simmonds_Kerry_100x167 Name: Kerry Simmonds
Sport: Rowing
Birthplace: Palo Alto, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, Calif.) ‘07
College: University of Washington ‘11, Physiology
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smith_jesse_100x167 Name: Jesse Smith
Sport: Water Polo
Position: Utility
Birthplace: Coronado, Calif.
Hometown: Coronado, Calif.
High School: Coronado High School (Coronado, Calif.) ‘01
College: Pepperdine University ‘05, Economics
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valente_jennifer_100x167 Name: Jennifer Valente
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Track Cycling
Event(s): Team Pursuit
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Fusion Academy (San Diego, Calif.) ’13
College: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, undeclared
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vandeweghe_coco_100x167 Name: CoCo Vandeweghe
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Doubles
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Hometown: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) ‘10
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*all information and athletes’ pictures from TeamUSA.org

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