31 NJ Olympians Begin Competition Today in Rio

by Alice Magdziak • August 6, 2016 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1007

We are very lucky to have 31 athletes to watch in the 2016 Olympic Games!

Here are some interesting tidbits about those athletes:

  • Ibthihaj Muhammad is the first U.S. athlete to compete in a hijab
  • Matt Emmons will be competing for his third straight gold medal in the Rifle 50m Three Position
  • 1/4 of the Men’s Eight Rowing team is from New Jersey
  • 2/3 of the Women’s Sabre fencers are from New Jersey
  • 2/3 of the Triple Jumpers are from New Jersey

Here’s the complete list with links to their bios:

Frank Molinaro, Barnegat – Wrestling 65kg

Jordan Burroughs, Sicklerville – Wrestling 74kg

Joe Maloy, Wildwood Crest – Triathalon

Yue Jennifer Wu, Fort Lee – Table Tennis

Kelsi Worrell, Westhampton – Swimming butterfly and freestyle

Connor Jaeger, Fair Haven – Swimming freestyle

Matt Emmons, Browns Mills – Shooting Rifle 50m Three Position

Lauren Schmetterling, Moorestown – Rowing Women’s Eight

Sam Ojserkis, Linwood – Rowing Men’s Eight

Steve Kasprzyk, Cinnaminson – Rowing Men’s Eight

Tracy Eisser, Fair Lawn – Rowing Quadruple Sculls

Colton Brown, Piscataway – Judo -90kg

Ibthihaj Muhammad, Maplewood – Fencing Saber

Dagmara Wozniak, Avenel – Fencing Saber

Shakur Stevenson, Newark – Boxing Bantamweight

Kyrie Irving, West Orange – Basketball

Rachel Dawson, Berlin – Field Hockey

Michelle Vittese, Cherry Hill – Field Hockey

Laurie Hernandez, Old Bridge – Gymnastics

Robby Andrews, Manalapan – Track 1500m

Ronnie Ash, Passaic – Track 110m Hurdles

Christina Epps, Morristown – Triple Jump

English Gardner, Voorhees Township – Track 100m

Marielle Hall, Haddonfield – Track 10000m

Sydney McLaughlin, Dunellen – Track 400m hurdles

Jeff Porter, Somerset – 110m Hurdles

Ajeé Wilson, Neptune Township – Track 800m

Tobin Heath, Basking Ridge – Soccer

Carli Lloyd, Delran – Soccer

Keturah Orji, Mount Olive – Triple Jump

Nick Delpopolo, Westfield – 73kg Judo

And, here is a list of when all of the 31 athletes’ competitions are:

Wrestling 65kg – August 21st, prelims through the medal rounds

Wrestling 74kg – August 19th, prelims through the medal rounds

Women’s Singles Table Tennis – Prelims August 6th – August 10th medals

Women’s Swimming – August 5th through 15th

Men’s Swimming – August 5th through 15th

Men’s Shooting Rifle 50m Three Position – August 14th

Women’s Rowing Quadruple Sculls – August 6th prelims through August 10th medals

Rowing Women’s Eight – August 8th prelims through August 13th medals

Rowing Men’s Eight  – August 8th prelims through August 13th medals

Men’s Judo – 73kg, August 8th prelims through to the medal rounds

Men’s Judo -90kg, August 10th prelims through to the medal rounds

Women’s Fencing Saber – August 8th prelims through to the medal rounds

Men’s Boxing Bantamweight – August 10th through August 20th medals

Men’s Basketball – August 6th through August 21st medals

Women’s Field Hockey – August 6th through August 19th medals

Women’s Gymnastics – August 6th through August 9th Team Medal, August 14-16 individual medals
Women’s Soccer – August 3rd through August 19th medals

Women’s Triple Jump – August 13th through August 14th medals

Women’s Track 100m – August 8th through August 13th medals

Women’s 10000m – August 12th medals awarded in one big race

Men’s 110m Hurdles – August 15th through August 16th medals

Women’s 400m hurdles – August 15th through August 18th medals

Women’s 800m – August 17th through August 20th medals

Men’s Triathalon – August 18th medals

Men’s Track 1500m – August 16th through August 20th medals

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