Winter Olympics recap: Big Ten wins five gold medals

Wondering how Big Ten names in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics fared? In all, Big Ten products brought home five gold medals, including Michigan products Meryl Davis and Charlie White teaming up for the title in ice dancing. See all the Big Ten results in this post.

Bobsled Country School Result
Aja Evans U.S.A. Illinois Won bronze in two-women bobsled.
Curtis Tomasevicz U.S.A. Nebraska Won bronze in four-man bobsled.
Curling Country School Result
Erika Brown U.S.A. Wisconsin Finished 1-8 and was eliminated in the early rounds.
Ice Dancing Country School Result
Evan Bates U.S.A. Michigan Finished eighth overall with Madison Chock.
Meryl Davis U.S.A. Michigan Won gold in ice dancing with Charlie White & bronze in the team competition.
Alex Shibutani U.S.A. Michigan Finished ninth in ice dancing with Maia Shibutani.
Maia Shibutani U.S.A. Michigan Finished ninth in ice dancing with Alex Shibutani.
Charlie White U.S.A. Michigan Won gold in ice dancing with Meryl Davis & bronze in the team competition.
Men’s Ice Hockey Country School Result
Carl Hagelin Sweden Michigan Sweden took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Duncan Keith Canada Michigan State Canada beat Sweden to win the gold medal.
Ryan Kesler U.S.A. Ohio State Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Phil Kessel U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Brian Lebler Austria Michigan Austria was eliminated by Slovenia.
Paul Martin U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Ryan McDonagh U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Ryan Miller U.S.A. Michigan State Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Max Pacioretty U.S.A. Michigan Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Joe Pavelski U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Derek Stepan U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Ryan Suter U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Thomas Vanek Austria Minnesota Austria was eliminated by Slovenia.
Blake Wheeler U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA lost to Finland in bronze medal game.
Women’s Ice Hockey Country School Result
Megan Bozek U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Brianna Decker U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Meghan Duggan U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Mira Jalosuo Finland Minnesota Finland lost in the quarterfinals.
Amanda Kessel U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Hilary Knight U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Gigi Marvin U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Meaghan Mikkelson Canada Wisconsin Canada beat Team USA in OT to win the gold medal.
Noora Räty Finland Minnesota The goalie played in all games; Finland lost in the quarterfinals.
Anne Schleper U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Natalie Spooner Canada Ohio State Canada beat Team USA in OT to win the gold medal.
Lee Stecklein U.S.A. Minnesota Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Emma Terho Finland Ohio State Finland lost in the quarterfinals.
Minttu Tuominen Finland Ohio State Finland lost in the quarterfinals.
Jessie Vetter U.S.A. Wisconsin Team USA took silver after losing to Canada in the gold medal game.
Speed Skating Country School Result
Jonathan Kuck U.S.A. Illinois Finished 19th in the 5000M and 37th in the 1500M.

Here’s a photo gallery of some of the Big Ten medal winners:

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Cheryl Huddleston on 2/23/2014 @ 3:40pm EDT Said:

What most of these athletes compete in has absolutely nothing to do with the college they attend, especially Davis/White who attend Michigan only because they train close by.

elshubadop on 2/23/2014 @ 4:37pm EDT Said:

Cheryl you probably chose the worst possible example considering Davis and White are Michigan natives from metro Detroit…

    theotherbigone on 2/23/2014 @ 6:39pm EDT Said:

    I stand by my comments. Their figure skating has absolutely nothing to do with the BIG school they attend.

elshubadop on 2/23/2014 @ 11:19pm EDT Said:

And how does that differentiate them any from those involved with bobsled, curling, and speed skating? Why them “especially”?

    theotherbigone on 2/24/2014 @ 12:28pm EDT Said:

    Only because that is who BTN made the biggest noise about. You don’t seem very smart or simply refuse to understand – what they are doing at the Olympics has nothing to do with the BIG school they attend – there is absolutely no connection. No bobsledding, curling, speed skating or figure skating teams at any BIG school. This is like AAU basketball or volleyball at the high school level – they are not generally affiliated with a certain educational institution. It is a coincidence that they happen to attend a BIG school. For the figure skaters, for example – if their coach moved to Maryland and they decided they wanted to stay with her, they would be attending school in Maryland. Or they could be attending Wayne State or taking online classes through University of Phoenix.

      BTN.com staff on 2/24/2014 @ 12:43pm EDT Said:

      Interesting. We weren’t making a big noise about it just to make a noise about it. It was simply fun to follow them. Many competed in hockey but we were interested to see others who crossed over, from football and track to bobsled.

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