The Minnesota Olympics

The U.S. Olympic team has been finalized, and Minnesota is sending more athletes to Vancouver than any other state. Chisholm, Duluth, and Edina tie for most athletes from a single city.

Here’s the final list of the “locals”:

Rebekah Bradford; Apple Valley, Minn.; Speedskating (LT)

Wynn Roberts; Battle Lake, Minn.; Biathlon

Natalie Nicholson; Bemidji, Minn.; Curling

David Backes; Blaine, Minn.; Ice Hockey

Erik Johnson; Bloomington, Minn.; Ice Hockey

John Shuster; Chisholm, Minn.; Curling

Jason Smith; Chisholm, Minn.; Curling

Jamie Langenbrunner; Cloquet, Minn.; Ice Hockey

Jeff Isaacson; Duluth, Minn.; Curling

Chris Plys; Duluth, Minn.; Curling

Natalie Darwitz; Eagan, Minn.; Ice Hockey

Allison Pottinger; Eden Prairie, Minn.; Curling

Jenny Potter; Edina, Minn.; Ice Hockey

Kaylin Richardson; Edina, Minn.; Skiing – Alpine

Caitlin Compton; Minneapolis, Minn.; Skiing – Cross Country

Garrot Kuzzy; Minneapolis, Minn.; Skiing – Cross Country

Zach Parise; Prior Lake, Minn.; Ice Hockey

John Benton; St. Michael, Minn.; Curling

Gigi Marvin; Warroad, Minn.; Ice Hockey

Tony Benshoof; White Bear Lake, Minn.; Luge

Paul Martin, Elk River, Minn.; Ice Hockey

(Update: Tomorrow on Morning Edition, Cathy Wurzer tries her hand at curling. I believe we’ll also have some video. Don’t miss it, because it’ll probably be four years before we do another curling story.)