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Meet New Jersey’s Olympians

Twenty men and women who call New Jersey home will represent the United States at the 30th Olympiad this summer in London, including four members of the women’s soccer team, a three-time Olympian in sport shooting and a wrestling standout who’s favored to win gold. Townsquare Media NJ’s Melissa Katz profiles each athlete.

Christie Rampone at Jersey Shore University Medical Center rally
Christie Rampone at Jersey Shore University Medical Center rally (Facebook)

Christie Rampone, a central defender and captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team, is the elder statesmen of the group. She won gold medals in 2004 and 2008 and a silver medal in 2000.

COVERAGE: 2012 Summer Olympics

Sport shooter Matt Emmons of Brown Mills will also bring veteran leadership to the Olympic squad, having won a gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008.

Former University of Nebraska wrestling standout Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville is a favorite to win freestyle gold at 74 kilograms.

 

2012 TEAM USA OLYMPIANS FROM NEW JERSEY

Click each name to read each athlete’s bio

MEDALS WON NAME SPORT BIRTH PLACE STATE HOMETOWN
Jordan Burroughs Wrestling Camden N.J. Sicklerville
Julie Culley Distance runner Harrisburg Pa. Lebanon
Rachael Dawson Field Hockey Camden NJ Berlin
Nick Delpopolo Judo Niksic Montenegro Westfield
Matt Emmons Shooting Mt. Holly N.J. Brown Mills
Steven Gluckstein Gymnastics Red Bank N.J. Atlantic Highlands
Tobin Heath Soccer Morristown N.J. Basking Ridge
Connor Jaeger Swimming Hackensack N.J. Fair Haven
Ashia Jones Basketball Piscataway N.J. Piscataway
Cullen Jones Swimming Bronx N.Y. New Brunswick
Steve Kasprzyk Rowing Willingboro N.J. Cinnaminson
Maya Lawrence Fencing Teaneck N.J. Teaneck
Carli Lloyd Soccer Marlton N.J. Delran
Christina McHale Tennis Teaneck N.J. Englewood Cliffs
Heather O’Reilly Soccer New Brunswick N.J. East Brunswick
Jeff Porter Athletics Summit N.J. Somerset
Christie Rampone Soccer Ft. Lauderdale Fla. Pt. Pleasant
Rebecca Soni Swimming Freehold N.J. Plainsboro
Michelle Vittese Field Hockey Philadelphia Pa. Cherry Hill
Dagmara Wozniak Fencing Wroclaw Poland Avenel

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