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The extended Laurentian family is well represented at the 2010 Olympics, in Vancouver. Our connections include:
  • Gina Kingsbury '04 is a member of the defending gold medal-winning Canadian women's hockey team 2010: Gold again!!!
  • Thomas Vonn '01n is coach (and husband) of alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, the first American woman to win a gold medal for downhill skiing
    2010: Gold and Bronze medals
  • Michele Amidon '94 is general manager of USA Hockey (women's)
    2010: Silver medal
  • Jodi McKenna (former assistant women's hockey coach) is an assistant coach for Team USA
    2010: Silver medal
  • Robert "Bob" Crowley '73 is executive director of U.S. speed skating
  • Bob McKenzie, father of Mike McKenzie '10, is covering hockey at the Olympics for TSN
  • Chris Mazdzer, son of Marty Lawthers '77, competed in the luge singles
  • Brian Martin, son of Nancy Current Martin '64, competes in luge doubles
  • Mark Driscoll '74 is the founder of Ignition Inc., the company that coordinated the Olympic Torch relay
  • David Jacobs '59 is founder and CEO of Spyder Active Sports, the athletic-wear company supplying attire for Lindsey Vonn and others, for both competition and non-competitive appearances
  • Louie Vito, of the U.S. men's snowboarding team, is the son of Louis Vito '78
    2010: 5th place finish
  • Bill Demong, on the Nordic combined team, is a brother of Kathleen (Katy) Demong '04
    2010: Gold and Silver medals
  • Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht, alpine skiing, is the brother of Jonathan Weibrecht '07
    2010: Bronze medal

    Gina Kingsbury is one of three alumni who have won gold medals in the Olympics. Isabelle Chartrand '03n, won Olympic gold with the Canadian women's hockey team in 2002 and Ed Rimkus '32 was a member of the U.S. four-man bobsled team which won gold in the 1948 Olympics.

    Posted: February 18, 2010

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