Phelps and Other Marylanders to Cheer for at the Olympics

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Team Phelps

I can’t wait to watch the Olympics. Like everyone else, I’m riveted by Michael Phelps’s quest to become the most decorated Olympian of all time, the Phelps-Lochte rivalry, the Phelps mugshot, the Phelps hyperbaric chamber…

I have to remind myself that when the swimming superstar is out of the pool, there are other Marylanders to root for.  Sure, we all know about Baltimore’s Carmelo Anthony and Rockville’s Kevin Durant on the US Men’s Basketball Team, but there are others.

Last month, we published a story on local Olympians — Bethesda’s Scott Parsons of men’s kayaking, Caroline Queen of Darnestown who will compete in women’s kayaking, U of Md. grad Katie O’Donnell on the women’s field hockey team, Annapolis’s Farrah Hall who is on the sailing team and Baltimore’s Angel McCoughtry who is on the women’s basketball team — but we couldn’t cover them all, so more are below.  To see pictures of the Olympics athletes in the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia area, go to the NBC slide show.

Keep your eyes peeled for these Old Line State Olympians:

Suzanne Stettinius, Parkton – modern pentathlon

(Read 2012 Olympics: Suzanne Stettinius has no job but does have a shot at gold in modern pentathlon – The Washington Post)

Julie Zetlin, born in Silver Spring, lives in Bethesda – rhythmic gymnastics

Bobby Lea, Easton – cycling

Keli Smith Puzo, University of Maryland  – field hockey

Sandra Uptagrafft, Annapolis – shooting

Andrew Gemmell, born in Columbia, lives in Wilmington, De. – swimming

Katie Ledecky, Bethesda – swimming

David Banks, Churchill High alum – rowing

Matt Centrowitz, Broadneck High alum – track and field

Please let us know if we left anyone out.





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  1. You left out Allison Randall she’s throwing the discus for team Jamaica. Even though she isn’t wearing the red, white and blue, she’s still a Marylander. Born and raised in Baltimore County.

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