32 Of The Hottest 2016 Olympic Athletes You Need To Know About


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With 2016 Olympics in Rio right around the corner, it’s only appropriate to get pumped, rowdy, and excited for sports. JK, it’s time to stalk all of the hot, sweaty muscular athletes on social media. I went ahead and did the grueling work of going through and picking out the athletes you need to know about. Yay sports! Go USA!

Brent Bookwalter

Sport: Cycling
Hometown: Rockford, Michigan
Fun Fact: Founded Bookwalter Binge Charity Gran Fondo, a cycling event benefitting Trips For Kids WNC.

Connor Fields

Sport: Cycling
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Fun Fact: Plans on getting a puppy after the Olympics.

Taylor Phinney

Sport: Cycling
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Fun Fact: Can speak fluent Italian.

Topanga's got me #pitted

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Nicholas Long

Sport: Cycling
Hometown: Lakeside, California
Fun Fact: Joined USA Cycling BMX Development Program in 2008.


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David Boudia

Sport: Diving
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Fun Fact: Played soccer and did gymnastics before choosing diving as his main sport.

Holy smokes an @alyraisman leo!! Thank you – from Koda bear

A photo posted by David Boudia (@davidboudia) on

Sam Dorman

Sport: Diving
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Fun Fact: Enjoys working on his car.

To my dude who's always wearing his birthday suit, Happy 1st Birthday Hank! #birthdayboy #vizsla

A photo posted by Sam Dorman (@sdorman1) on

Michael Hixon

Sport: Diving
Hometown: Amherst, Massachusetts
Fun Fact: Plays the baritone horn.

No place like home

A photo posted by Michael Hixon (@hixon4) on

Miles Chamley-Watson

Sport: Fencing
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fun Fact: Graduated from Penn State with a degree in sports management.

On Stands now @wireduk @wired 📷 @codypickens

A photo posted by Miles Chamley-Watson (@mchamleywatson) on

Rickie Fowler

Sport: Golf
Hometown: Murrieta, California
Fun Fact: Favorite sport was motocross until injuries pushed golf to the forefront.

Got a fresh cut from @kikihaircutter and ready for NYE…Happy New Years everyone!!

A photo posted by Rickie Fowler (@rickiefowler) on

Jordan Spieth

Sport: Golf
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Fun Fact: Inspired by his sister Ellie, who has autism, he founded the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation to help support and provide financial assistance to children with special needs.

Thanks for all the nice notes! Honored to be the #AusOpenGolf Champion! What a week in Sydney on and off the course.

A photo posted by Jordan Spieth (@jordanspieth) on

Jake Dalton

Sport: Gymnastics
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada
Fun Fact: Began gymnastics when he was six to improve his strength for baseball.

When u look like a goof but the baby is having a blast. #PoolDay #BabyCamryn

A photo posted by Jake Dalton (@jake_dalton) on

Sam Mikulak

Sport: Gymnastics
Hometown: Newport Coast, California
Fun Fact: Practices meditation before meets.

Alexander Naddour

Sport: Gymnastics
Hometown:Gilbert, Arizona
Fun Fact: Father owns a gym and is his coach.

Lucas Schrimsher

Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Hometown: Roswell, New Mexico
Fun Fact: He likes to hunt for duck and quail.

Reppin that red white and blue! #teamusa #roadtorio #usa #pentathlon #usotc

A photo posted by Lucas Schrimsher (@l.schrimsher) on

Nate Augspurger

Sport: Rugby
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fun Fact: In his free time, he mentors young rugby players.

When you had enough at the end of a week… #TGIF #FyoFeelingsFridays #usarugby #fitness

A photo posted by Nate Augspurger (@nthanielchannel) on

William Holder

Sport: Rugby
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Fun Fact: Is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

Madison Hughes

Sport: Rugby
Hometown: London
Fun Fact: He majored in history at Dartmouth University.

Carlin Isles

Sport: Rugby
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
Fun Fact: His speed earned him a try out with the Detroit Lions in 2014.

Brett Thompson

Sport: Rugby
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Fun Fact: He started playing rugby at twelve.

Charlie Buckingham

Sport: Sailing
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Fun Fact: Four-time Intercollegiate Sailing Association All-American.

To my biggest fan and supporter – Happy Mother's Day ❤️ #thanksmom

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Caeleb Dressel

Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Green Cove Springs, Florida
Fun Fact: Admits he snores loudly.

THE MUSTACHE IS GONE!!!! #breaktheinternet #baldpapi #heactaullylooksgood

A photo posted by caelebdressel (@caelebdressel) on

Ryan Lochte

Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Fun Fact: Had an E! reality series called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”

Get @menshealthmag on stands now and check me out!

A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

Mike Bryan

Sport: Tennis
Hometown: Camarillo, California
Fun Fact: One half of twin brothers who have been ranked world #1 doubles players on and off since September 2003.

A great view of London's #TowerBridge from the @ATPWorldTour official launch. #finalshowdown

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Jack Sock

Sport: Tennis
Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
Fun Fact: In 2015, ranked world #26 in singles and #19 in doubles.

👱🏻 #HTX16

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Nick Symmonds

Sport: Track & Field
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Fun Fact: Overcame knee surgeries on both knees during college.

Logan Dooley

Sport: Trampoline
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Fun Fact: Works as a trampoline coach.

Russell Holmes

Sport: Volleyball
Hometown: Fountain Valley, California
Fun Fact: Has played professionally in Austia, Turkey, and Poland.

Matt Anderson

Sport: Volleyball
Hometown: West Seneca, New York
Fun Fact: Has been the men’s leading scorer every season since 2011.

Another one from #USAVCUP 2014

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Murphy Troy

Sport: Volleyball
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Fun Fact: Started all four years at University of Southern California.

Bret Bonanni

Sport: Water Polo
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Fun Fact: Says nothing beats his mom’s PB&J sandwiches.

My favorite player on the team took a picture after this W. #BretBonanni #USAWP

A photo posted by Samuel Lopez (@lopez_polo4) on

Luca Cupido

Sport: Water Polo
Hometown: Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Fun Fact: His mother and grandmother were both born in San Francisco, making him a dual citizen of Italy and the U.S.

Mama and Papa bear🐻 missing only @giacupi

A photo posted by Luca Cupido (@l__cupido) on

Merrill Moses

Sport: Water Polo
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Fun Fact: Prefers to play hungry and eat a big meal after the game.

I suddenly love sports.

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