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!
Hometown: Rockford, Michigan
Fun Fact: Founded Bookwalter Binge Charity Gran Fondo, a cycling event benefitting Trips For Kids WNC.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Fun Fact: Plans on getting a puppy after the Olympics.
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Fun Fact: Can speak fluent Italian.
Hometown: Lakeside, California
Fun Fact: Joined USA Cycling BMX Development Program in 2008.
Hometown: Noblesville, Indiana
Fun Fact: Played soccer and did gymnastics before choosing diving as his main sport.
Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Fun Fact: Enjoys working on his car.
Hometown: Amherst, Massachusetts
Fun Fact: Plays the baritone horn.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fun Fact: Graduated from Penn State with a degree in sports management.
Hometown: Murrieta, California
Fun Fact: Favorite sport was motocross until injuries pushed golf to the forefront.
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.
Hometown: Sparks, Nevada
Fun Fact: Began gymnastics when he was six to improve his strength for baseball.
Hometown: Newport Coast, California
Fun Fact: Practices meditation before meets.
Fun Fact: Father owns a gym and is his coach.
Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Hometown: Roswell, New Mexico
Fun Fact: He likes to hunt for duck and quail.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fun Fact: In his free time, he mentors young rugby players.
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Fun Fact: Is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.
Fun Fact: He majored in history at Dartmouth University.
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
Fun Fact: His speed earned him a try out with the Detroit Lions in 2014.
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona
Fun Fact: He started playing rugby at twelve.
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Fun Fact: Four-time Intercollegiate Sailing Association All-American.
Hometown: Green Cove Springs, Florida
Fun Fact: Admits he snores loudly.
Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida
Fun Fact: Had an E! reality series called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”
Hometown: Camarillo, California
Fun Fact: One half of twin brothers who have been ranked world #1 doubles players on and off since September 2003.
Hometown: Kansas City, Kansas
Fun Fact: In 2015, ranked world #26 in singles and #19 in doubles.
Sport: Track & Field
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Fun Fact: Overcame knee surgeries on both knees during college.
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Fun Fact: Works as a trampoline coach.
Hometown: Fountain Valley, California
Fun Fact: Has played professionally in Austia, Turkey, and Poland.
Hometown: West Seneca, New York
Fun Fact: Has been the men’s leading scorer every season since 2011.