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For several Olympians, the Road to Tokyo Came Through UCCS – UCCS Communique – Colorado Springs, Colorado

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UCCS connections are numerous at the Tokyo Olympics, which begins on Friday in Japan, despite a year-long delay in the COVID-19 pandemic. From students to graduates to faculty and staff, the past and present Mountain Lions are in the limelight on the world stage.Visit officially for complete game information, including event schedules and venue information Olympic website..

UCCS connection

Photo courtesy of Thaddius Bedford / USA Shooting

Amber English
Sports: photograph
Event: Women’s skeet
Year: ’12
major: Healthcare science certified for emergency medical care
Pay attention to: Lieutenant of the Army’s World Class Athletes Program

Casey B. Gibson / USA Cycling Photos

Madi God Bee
Sports: cycling
Event: Track Cycling – Keirin and Sprint
Year: ’18
major: Health Promotion
Estimate: “Creating an American Olympic team is the culmination of 10 years of hard work, patience, and grit. I can’t be more excited to represent all the people who have supported me in my country and Tokyo. It was especially motivating to return to the birthplace of Bicycle Race, the first American woman to be invited to the circuit as a bicycle race licensed rider on behalf of Team USA at a sprint event in Tokyo. I will. “

Adering Ray
Sports: wrestling
Event: Women’s Freestyle (76 kg)
Year: Joined UCCS in 2014
Pay attention to: 2016 US Olympics

Photo by Tommy The Fars / World Triathlon

Kevin McDowell
Sports: triathlon
Event: Men’s individual event, mixed relay
Year: ’16
major: business Administration
Estimate: “My Olympic trip is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. After discovering a triathlon as a kid in the suburbs of Chicago, after a cancer diagnosis and the difficult years that followed, I pursued an elite triathlon as a UCSS student. I had a unique opportunity to move up the ranks ever since. I’ve always had a dream. It was the same — one day on behalf of Team USA on the Olympic stage. I can’t wait for that experience. We want our family, friends, coaches, and the UCSS community to be proud. “
Pay attention to: Cancer Survivor and Youth Olympic Silver Medalist

Casey B. Gibson / USA Cycling Photos

Jennifer Valente
Sports: cycling
Event: Track Cycling-Team Pursuit, Omnium, Madison
Year: Junior
major: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Estimate: “The Olympics are not held every year. They are such a global event and it connects so many different people and countries. Except for track cycling and general cycling the exposure is huge. is [than a World Championship].. It’s a much bigger platform for expressing your country, your sport, and yourself. “
Pay attention to: It was introduced in the communiqué earlier this summer. Click here for more information..

Coach and support staff

Margie Hunt
Game role:
USOPC / USA Basketball Support Staff Athletic Trainer Provides Medical Support to USA Basketball Women’s 3×3 Team
Role of UCCS: Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Bethel Senior Instructor, University of Nursing and Health Sciences

Mark Mish
Game role:
Distance coach of the Estonia national team. He oversees marathon runners Tidre Recreation and Roman Fosti. Mish also coaches US replacement player Dan Michalski in an obstacle race.
Role of UCCS: Men’s cross-country coach and athletics assistant coach


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