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.
Four years ago, Ryan Miller was named the Most Outstanding Player as the United States men’s hockey team won the silver medal. This weekend, the US will be playing for the bronze and “home” will have their collective eyes on the ice in Sochi.
The Canadian women’s hockey team won Olympic gold at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics by defeating Team USA in a dramatic overtime comeback on Thursday, and each team featured several players who play or played for Big Ten schools. Team USA goalie and Wisconsin product Jessie Vetter played in net while Team USA captain and Wisconsin product Meghan Duggan added one of the two U.S. goals.
In Sochi, University of Wisconsin alum and San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski probably won’t garner the same level of attention that USA teammates Patrick Kane and Ryan Miller might. But in his hometown of Plover, Wisc., Pavelski is a bona fide superstar.
The Big Ten Conference has at least 42 current or former student-athletes, alumni or coaches competing for gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The group includes 18 former Olympians and 16 past medalists, will represent five different countries and seven of the 12 Big Ten institutions in five different sports.
When it comes to the Winter Olympics Big Ten schools are well represented in the marquee sport of hockey in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Have a look at who is playing in the 2014 Olympics on the and see what some of them are already tweeting from Sochi.
It would be easy to judge a book by its cover. But when it comes to 2014 US Olympic hockey player Amanda Kessel, the true story lies in all the pages in between.