Skip to main content

Here are the 20 Minnesotans in the Winter Olympics

The games begin this week in South Korea.
  • Author:
  • Updated:

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea begin this week and Minnesota will be about as well represented as any state in USA. 

According to The Hill's Reid Wilson, Minnesota ranks third among U.S. states with 20 athletes in the winter games. Only Colorado (31) and California (22) have more. 

The 20 from Minnesota

Here they are, listed in alphabetical order. 

  1. Will Borgen – Moorhead – hockey
  2. Hannah Brandt – Vadnis Heights – hockey
  3. Dani Cameranesi – Plymouth – hockey
  4. Cory Christianson – Duluth – curling
  5. Tyler George – Duluth – curling
  6. Aileen Geving – Duluth – curling
  7. Jessie Diggins – Afton – cross-country skiing
  8. Rosie Frankowski – Minneapolis – cross-country skiing
  9. Annie Hart – Stillwater – cross-country skiing
  10. John Landsteiner – Duluth – curling
  11. Gigi Marvin – Warroad – hockey
  12. Sidney Morin – Minnetonka – hockey
  13. Leif Nordgren – Marine – biathalon
  14. Kelly Pannek – Plymouth – hockey
  15. Tabitha Peterson – St. Paul – curling
  16. Joe Polo – Duluth – curling
  17. Maddie Rooney – Andover – hockey
  18. Lee Stecklein – Roseville – hockey
  19. Ryan Stoa – Bloomington – hockey
  20. Lindsey Vonn – St. Paul – alpine skiing

Here's how many Minnesotans are participating by competition:

  • Women's hockey: 7
  • Women's curling: 3
  • Men's curling: 3
  • Women's cross-country skiing: 3
  • Men's hockey: 2
  • Biathalon: 1
  • Alpine skiing: 1

How to watch the Olympics

There's a massive time difference from the United States to South Korea, so catching Friday's Opening Ceremony live means you'll have to be awake from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. local time. 

The Olympics actually begin on Thursday, a day before the Opening Ceremony, and they run through Sunday, Feb. 25. 

NBC Universal (NBC, NBCSN, etc.) will have complete coverage. Check out detailed TV listings at Detailed TV listings at

You can also watch online at or via the NBC Sports app

We recommend following the full events calendar right here to see when your favorite sports are scheduled. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-05-26 at 3.11.26 PM

Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school

Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election

The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.

Lakeville Minnesota Solar Installation - All Energy Solar

Tips for selecting a reputable solar installer

Installing solar panels is a major investment. The solar solution provider you choose should be stable and trustworthy.

3M Maplewood

3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove

The company's violations spanned more than two decades.

Christopher Payne and Kaley Wethern

Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop

Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.

Kellace McDaniel

Kellace McDaniel named Brooklyn Center police chief

McDaniel will officially begin his new job on Monday, June 27.

Thompson Lake, West St Paul

Twin Cities lake reopens following toilet waste spill

About 70,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake in mid-May.

Lake Sturgeon

MN lake sturgeon spawning event marks first of its kind in over a century

Conservationists celebrate a huge milestone for the living fossil of the fish world.

Parking lot of Plymouth Target

Police: 18-year-old woman carjacked outside Plymouth Target

The armed carjacking occurred just before 10 p.m. in the parking lot Wednesday.


Team Shuster

Team Shuster will defend gold medal at 2022 Beijing Olympics

The defending champs qualified for the February Olympics on Sunday night.

Olympics Preview: Minnesotans in the Games

When the Olympic torch is lit in London Friday night, there will definitely be a Minnesota flavor at the Summer Games. Here's a primer of local athletes in the mix for 2012 glory.

Screen Shot 2021-06-20 at 9.21.00 AM

Updates on Minnesotans bidding for spots at the Summer Olympics

St. Paul's Suni Lee could qualify for the U.S. gymnastics team this week.

Chas Betts maintains Minnesotan streak at Olympics

Chas Betts, of St. Michael, Minn., will take the mat at the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. Betts maintains a streak of the Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic squad having at least one Minnesotan going back to the 1968 Summer Games.