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Gary Anderson

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in free rifle, three positions, 300-meters…Set six individual world records throughout his career…Winner of seven world titles and 11 national titles…Eleven-time gold medalist at the Pan American Games…Served as a Nebraska state senator between 1972 and 1976.

Greg Barton

Four-time Olympic medalist – including two golds in 1,000-meter K1 and 1,000m K2 at the Olympic Games Seoul 1988…Winner of more than 50 national championships…Selected as one of the "100 Golden Olympians" for the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996…First American to win an Olympic gold medal in kayaking…James E. Sullivan Award finalist in 1988.

Laura Berg

The only four-time Olympian in USA Softball history…One of four softball athletes to earn three Olympic gold medals…Member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball Team, which was inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012…Held a perfect fielding percentage throughout four Olympic Games as the starting centerfielder for Team USA…Compiled an Olympic career-batting average of .325.

Anne Donovan

Second among U.S. Olympic women’s basketball leaders with 13 blocks in two Olympic Games…Two-time Olympic gold medalist as a player in 1984 and 1988…Averaged 7.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game at the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984…First person in USA Basketball history to be win Olympic gold medals as both an athlete and head coach...Was the first female Naismith College Player of the Year in 1983 at Old Dominion University.

Lisa Leslie

Owner 10 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball records and four Olympic gold medals…Three-time WNBA MVP and two-time WNBA champion…Was the first player to dunk in a WNBA game…Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015…All-time leader in points and rebounds upon her retirement from the WBNA in 2009.

Nastia Liukin

Garnered the most medals of any gymnast, five, at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008…Earned nine medals – four golds and five silvers – during her career of world championship competition…Gold medalist and two-time silver medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games…Captured eight medals – five golds and three silvers – during her career at the Pacific Rim Championships…Two-time American Cup champion.

John Mayasich
Ice Hockey

Two-time Olympic medalist – one gold and one silver – in ice hockey…Led 1956 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team with 10 points and seven goals…Was third on the 1960 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team with 12 points and was tied for first in goals with seven…Played international of the U.S. national team longer than any player in history…Inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Misty May-Treanor
Beach Volleyball

Along with teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings, is the only Olympian to win three Olympic gold medals in beach volleyball…Named Most Outstanding Player of both the Olympic Games Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Games…Won three straight FIVB World Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2009…Finished her career with then-records of 112 tournament wins, including 43 international titles…Inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2016.

Jonny Moseley
Freestyle Skiing

Olympic moguls champion in first Olympic appearance at the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998…Earned 15 world cup freestyle moguls victories…Captured a bronze medal in combined at the 1995 FIS World Championships in La Clusaz, France…Won four world cup season titles throughout his career…Pioneered the use of the sideways roll during competition.

Apolo Anton Ohno
Short Track Speedskating

The most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history with eight Olympic medals – two golds, two silvers and four bronzes…Three-time U.S. Olympic team member…Earned 21 world championship medals – eight golds, seven silvers and six bronzes – throughout his career…Twelve-time U.S. national champion…Holds the national record in the men's 3,000.

Mark Reynolds

Two-time Olympic gold medalist in Star at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 and the Olympic Games Sydney…Named World Sailing’s and U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 2000…Won a gold medal at the 1979 Pan American Games…Two-time world champion and winner of eight total world championship medals in the Star class…Ten-time continental champion.

Angela Ruggiero
Ice Hockey

Competed in four consecutive Olympic Games, winning four medals – one gold, two silvers and one bronze…Competed in 10 women’s world championships and earned 10 medals – four golds and six silvers…All-time leader in games played for Team USA, male or female, with 256 games…Was only the fourth woman and second American inducted into the International Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015…Received the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2004 as the top player in U.S. women’s player in collegiate hockey.

John Smith

One of only three U.S. wrestlers to win two Olympic gold medals, along with George Mehnert (1904, 1908) and Bruce Baumgartner (1984, 1992)…Earned a U.S. record six-consecutive world and Olympic gold medals…Winner of the James E. Sullivan Award, USOC SportsMan of the Year Award and World Trophy Award…Two-time Pan American Games champion…Head coach of the men’s freestyle team at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000.

Dara Torres

Earned 12 Olympic medals, which ties the all-time medal record for a female Olympic swimmer…The first American to swim in five Olympic Games…At age 41, earned silver medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay, setting American records in all three at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008…Captured 16 U.S. national titles from 1982 to 2007…Won three gold medals at the 1987 Pan Pacific Championships…Set eight American records throughout her career.

Brenda Villa
Water Polo

2012 Olympic gold medalist…Four-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist…Three-time FINA world champion…FINA Women's Water Polo Player of the Decade from 2000-2009…NCAA champion and Cutino Award winner (given to the nation’s top collegiate water polo player).

Cheri Blauwet
Para Track and Field

Earned a total of seven Paralympic medals in track and field across three Paralympic Games…Two-time winner of both the New York and Boston marathons…Four-time Los Angeles Marathon winner in wheelchair racing…Set a new course record for the New York City Marathon in 2003…Was named to the USA Today Academic All-American Team in 2002.

Candace Cable
Para Track and Field, Para Nordic Skiing, Para Alpine Skiing

Nine-time Paralympian competing in track and field, alpine skiing and Nordic skiing…First American woman to win medals in both the Summer and the Winter Paralympic Games (12 medals total, including eight golds)…Competed on an Olympic stage, when wheelchair racing was an exhibition event, in 1984, 1988 and 1992 and won two bronze medals…Career includes 84 first-place finishes at various marathons around the world.

Muffy Davis
Para-cycling, Para Alpine Skiing

Three-time Paralympian and seven-time Paralympic medalist in alpine skiing and cycling…Earned a combined four medals in alpine skiing at the 1998 and 2002 Paralympic Winter Games before winning three golds in cycling in 2012…World champion in both paratriathlon and road cycling in 2013…In 2002, became the first female paraplegic mountaineer to summit a peak over 14,000 feet when she successfully climbed California’s Mt. Shasta with three other paraplegics using a device called a SnowPod.

Bart Dodson
Para Track and Field

Five-time Paralympian…Most decorated male U.S. Paralympian with 20 medals (13 golds, three silvers, four bronzes) and most decorated U.S. Paralympian in track and field…Only U.S. track and field athlete to win eight gold medals at a single Games (Barcelona 1992) …Winningest track and field athlete of any country at the Paralympic Games Barcelona 1992, sweeping all of his six individual events and two relays.

Greg Mannino
Para Alpine Skiing

Five-time Paralympian and 12-time Paralympic medalist (six golds, four silvers, and two bronzes) making him the most decorated male U.S. Winter Paralympian…Only athlete to have won two Paralympic events three consecutive times (downhill, super-G)...One of the few Paralympic athletes to compete in able-bodied events at the same time, finishing 24th at the 1994 U.S. Alpine National Championships in slalom.

Erin Popovich
Para Swimming

Three-time Paralympian and 19-time Paralympic medalist, including 14 golds…Won three golds and three silvers while setting four world records at her first Paralympic Games in 2000…At 2004 Games, won seven golds in seven races, setting three world records and four Paralympic Games records…Captured four golds and two silvers, and broke two world records and two Paralympic records at final Games in 2008…Won five silver medals at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships.

Marla Runyan
Para Track and Field, Para-cycling, Olympic Track and Field

Two-time Paralympian, six-time Paralympic medalist and two-time Olympian…First legally blind American to compete in an Olympic Games (2000, 2004) with a best finish of eighth in the 1,500-meter…Holds seven IPC world records in track and field for her class…Won three USATF national outdoor titles in the 5,000, and seven road titles…Holds the fastest time by a visually impaired athlete - male or female - in Boston Marathon history.

Chris Waddell
Para Alpine Skiing, Para Track and Field

7x Paralympian, 13x medalist in alpine skiing (12) and track and field (1)…Competed every event in alpine skiing; sprints and middle distance in track…Most decorated male monoskier in U.S. history…3x alpine world champion…32x national champion.

Trischa Zorn
Para Swimming

Most decorated Paralympian in history with 52 medals (38 golds, 9 silvers and 5 bronzes) in seven Paralympic Games…Captured 10 individual gold medals in 10 events and set 10 world records at a single Games…Unbeaten in every individual Paralympic race from 1980 until 1992, winning gold 25 times in a row…Was inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012…Finished her swimming career at age 40, winning a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games Athens 2004.

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1996 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

Finished the Atlanta 1996 Games with an undefeated, 8-0 Olympic record, averaging 102.4 ppg, while going 52-0 in international competition…Set five U.S. women’s Olympic basketball records, including single-game field goal percentage (66.2 percent in the gold medal game) and single-competition record for points (819), points averaged (102.4) and free throws made (142) and attempted (212).

1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team
Ice Hockey

Won the first-ever Olympic gold medal awarded in women's ice hockey, while entering the Nagano 1998 Games as a significant underdog according to most experts…Inspired thousands of American girls and women to play ice hockey, from just more than 28,000 prior to the 1998 Olympics to some 80,000 today…Enshrined into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Four-Man Bobsled Team

The team ended a 62-year medal drought by bringing home the first U.S. Olympic gold medal in four-man bobsled since 1948…Won the overall four-man bobsled world cup title in the 2010 season leading up to Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010…Won the 2009 world championship four-man bobsled gold, the first U.S. team to win a world championship since 1959.