Update on New Jersey’s Olympians – We’ve Got a Gold Medal!

by Alice Magdziak • August 11, 2016 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1800

We’re deep into the first week of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and our NJ olympians already have a gold medal!

Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge helped her Women’s Gymnastics team win the team gold medal. (photo via NBCOlympics.com) She competed in the Vault, Floor Exercise and Balance Beam.

Ibthihaj Muhammad, Maplewood – Fencing Saber. Ibthihaj made it to the Round of 16 but lost to Cecilia Berder of France.

Dagmara Wozniak, Avenel – Fencing Saber. Dagmara made it to the Round of 32 but lost to Vassiliki Vougiouka of Greece.

Nick Delpopolo, Westfield – 73kg Judo. Nick made it to the Quarterfinals where he lost to Sagi Muki of Israel.

Connor Jaeger, Fair Haven – Swimming freestyle. Connor came in fifth in the 400m Freestyle finals. He will compete in the 1500m on August 12th.

Kelsi Worrell, Westhampton – Swimming 100m butterfly. Kelsi came in fourth in her Semifinal which wasn’t enough to get her to the finals. She missed the finals but just .03 seconds!

Yue Jennifer Wu, Fort Lee – Table Tennis. Jennifer made it to the second round of play where she lost to Matilda Ekhom of Sweden.

Tracy Eisser, Fair Lawn – Rowing Quadruple Sculls. The US Team is in the finals which was supposed to be today but has been postponed due to rough weather.

Lauren Schmetterling, Moorestown – Rowing Women’s Eight. The team is in the finals which is scheduled for tomorrow.

The rest of our athletes are still competing. They are:

Frank Molinaro, Barnegat – Wrestling 65kg

Jordan Burroughs, Sicklerville – Wrestling 74kg

Joe Maloy, Wildwood Crest – Triathalon

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

Sam Ojserkis, Linwood – Rowing Men’s Eight

Steve Kasprzyk, Cinnaminson – Rowing Men’s Eight

Colton Brown, Piscataway – Judo -90kg


Shakur Stevenson, Newark – Boxing Bantamweight

Kyrie Irving, West Orange – Basketball

Rachel Dawson, Berlin – Field Hockey

Michelle Vittese, Cherry Hill – Field Hockey

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

And, here is a list of when all of the on-going competitions are:

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

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

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

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 -90kg, August 10th 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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