Pennsylvania & New Jersey Athletes Represent at Winter Olympics

From the mountain to the rink to the sliding track, a group of skilled athletes went for gold in Pyeongchang. Here is a look at athletes with Pennsylvania and New Jersey ties who competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics -- and how they fared.

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Hakeem Abdul-Saboor - East Orange, New Jersey
nAbdul-Saboor made his Olympic debut this year for the men’s bobsled, competing in two-man and four-man bobsled. He and Nick Cunningham finished 21st in the two-man bobsled. Watch him compete here.Then, Abdul-Saboor -- again piloted by Cunningham -- placed 19th in the four-man bobsled.
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Matthew Antoine - California University of Pennsylvania
nAntoine was hoping to win his second skeleton medal in the 2018 Olympics but finished 11th. Watch him compete here.
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Summer Britcher - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
nIn her third Olympics, Britcher was up and down in the luge competition -- even setting a track record during one run. She finished in 19th place in singles. She fought for redemption for Team USA in the new luge team relay, where the team ended up in fourth place by about one-tenth of a second. Watch her compete here.
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Jamie Greubel Poser - Newtown, Pennsylvania
nGreubel Poser hoped to improve on her bobsled bronze medal from Sochi. She fell just short, finishing fifth while sledding with Aja Evans. They were only 0.13 seconds from another bronze. Watch her compete here.
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Ryan Gunderson - Bensalem, Pennsylvania
nGunderson was a defender for Team USA in men's hockey. The team, which had a handful of players from the Philadelphia area, fell to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
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Nolan Kasper - Morristown, New Jersey
A three-time Olympian, Nolan Kasper competed in, but did not finish, the men's slalom in Pyeongchang. He also competed for the United States in the Alpine skiing team event, but the U.S. lost to Great Britain in the opening round of the bracket-style, single elimination event.
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Hagen Kearney - Bradford, Pennsylvania
nKearney fell in the quarterfinal of the snowboard cross, losing his place in the finals. Watch him compete here.
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Chad Kolarik - Abington, Pennsylvania
nKolarik is a forward for Team USA's men's hockey team, which lost to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. Here he is going for a puck against Slovenia.
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John-Henry Krueger - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
nKrueger won a silver medal in the 1,000-meter men’s short track speedskating -- the United States' first individual speed skating medal since 2010. He also competed in the 500- and 1,500-meter as well as in the 5,000-meter relay. Watch his medal-winning run here.
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Krueger's medal was the first U.S. speedskating medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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A.J. Muss - New Brunswick, New Jersey
nSnowboarder Muss was fortunate to compete, and even to be alive. In April 2014 he suffered a complication during shoulder surgery and was clinically dead for 30 seconds. He was placed in a medically induced coma for two weeks, but made a full recovery in time for the 2014/15 season. He competed in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom but did not qualify for the finals.
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Brian O'Neill - Yardley, Pennsylvania
nHe scored the first goal of the Olympics for Team USA, though the men's squad lost in a quarterfinal game to the Czech Republic.
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Adam Rippon - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
nThe 28-year-old first-time Olympian dazzled with his style on the ice and interviews in Pyeongchang. He finished 10th in the men's competition. Watch his long program here.
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Besides becoming a star, Rippon helped America earn a bronze medal in the team figure skating competition. Watch his skate for the team medal here.
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Bobby Sanguinetti - Trenton, New Jersey
nHe took the ice for the U.S. men's hockey team, which lost to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
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Carlijn Schoutens - Trenton, New Jersey
nSchoutens, who was born while her parents were at Princeton, helped Team USA win a bronze medal in speedskating's team pursuit, beating Canada by 0.45 seconds. She also competed in a slew of other speedskating races, including 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races, for Team USA.
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Schoutens, who was born while her parents were at Princeton, helped Team USA win a bronze medal in speedskating's team pursuit, beating Canada by 0.45 seconds. She also competed in a slew of other speedskating races, including 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races, for Team USA. Watch the bronze-medal-winning skate here.
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Andrew Sherk - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
nSherk and Justin Krewson finished eighth in men's double luge, the best showing for Team USA in that event. Watch them compete here.
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Jayson Terdiman - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
nTerdiman and his partner Matt Mortensen finished the men's doubles luge in 10th place. In the new luge team relay, he fought for redemption for Team USA, ending up in fourth place by about one-tenth of a second. Watch him compete here.
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Meghan Tierney - Long Branch, New Jersey
nDespite breaking her back in November 2016 while training in Austria, Meghan Tierney still managed to make it to Pyeongchang, finishing fifth in her quarterfinal snowboard cross race.
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Anthony Watson - Vineland, New Jersey
nWatson, who hails from Vineland, New Jersey but has Jamaican roots, is one of the first people to represent Jamaica in skeleton at the Winter Olympics. He finished 29th out of 30 athletes and became a crowd favorite. Watch his inspirational message to other athletes here.
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Ryan Zapolski - Erie, Pennsyvlania
nZapolski shined for the U.S. men's hockey team, stopping dozens of shots and leading the Americans all the way to the quarterfinals, where they lost to the Czech Republic in a shootout. Watch him stop shots on during a penalty kill here.
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