CU has a proud history at the Olympics, with over 100 student-athletes and alumni representing teams through the years. This year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is no exception. Bringing honor to their teams, themselves and to CU are Casey Andringa in freestyle skiing, Arielle Gold in snowboarding, Brian Hansen in speed skating, Petra Hyncicova in cross-country skiing, Joanne Reid in biathlon and Kendall Wesenberg in skeleton.
Casey Andringa, freestyle skiing
Arielle Gold, snowboarding
Brian Hansen, speed skating
Petra Hyncicova, cross-country skiing
In what was her second race in three days, and third overall at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Colorado senior women's Nordic skier Petra Hyncicova competed on Thursday in the Ladies' 10K freestyle race, placing 60th out of 90 competitors.
Colorado senior women's Nordic skier Petra Hyncicova, competing with the Czech Republic cross-country ski team in Pyeongchang, completed her second race at the 2018 Winter Olympics Feb. 13. The two-time NCAA champion placed 45th out of 68 racers in the classic sprint qualification heat.
CU’s two-time NCAA champion talks about making her first Olympic appearance. Hyncicova arrived in PyeongChang last Saturday, joining her Czech Republic Olympic teammates to begin training.
A senior on campus, heading to Pyeongchang, Petra Hynicova will become the 36th CU ski team member to make it to the Olympics.
Joanne Reid, biathlon
When the Olympic Games open in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a recent ATLAS graduate will be among the U.S. athletes, competing against the best of the best.
Joanne Reid, the 2013 NCAA freestyle champion for the Colorado Buffalo ski team, was recently named to the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team in the sport of biathlon.
Kendall Wesenberg, skeleton
Some athletes dream their whole lives of competing in the Olympics, and some uncover that passion later in life as they discover a sport capable of grabbing their attention. For Kendall Wesenberg, her journey was very much the latter.
In the media
- NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Colorado woman is living her Olympic dream as a Zamboni driver
- Great Falls Tribune: Feb. 12 coverage of Casey Andringa
- CU Recreation Services: Barb Bogner Named to Olympic Ice Crew
- The Sacramento Bee: Modesto’s first Winter Olympics contender ready for tough sledding
- CU Buffs: History of Colorado Buffaloes in the Olympic Games
- CU system: CU at the Winter Olympics
- Fox 31: University of Colorado skier happy to represent Buffaloes in Olympics
- The Colorado Daily: Fairview grad Casey Andringa makes Olympic moguls team
- NBC Sports: Joanne Reid, niece of Eric Heiden, makes Olympic team
- Chicago Tribune: Glenview native Brian Hansen headed to third Olympics in speedskating