Twenty men and women who call New Jersey home will represent the United States at the 30th Olympiad this summer in London, including four members of the women’s soccer team, a three-time Olympian in sport shooting and a wrestling standout who’s favored to win gold. Townsquare Media NJ’s Melissa Katz profiles each athlete.

Christie Rampone at Jersey Shore University Medical Center rally

Christie Rampone, a central defender and captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team, is the elder statesmen of the group. She won gold medals in 2004 and 2008 and a silver medal in 2000.

Sport shooter Matt Emmons of Brown Mills will also bring veteran leadership to the Olympic squad, having won a gold medal in 2004 and a silver in 2008.

Former University of Nebraska wrestling standout Jordan Burroughs of Sicklerville is a favorite to win freestyle gold at 74 kilograms.



Click each name to read each athlete’s bio

Jordan BurroughsWrestlingCamdenN.J.Sicklerville
Julie CulleyDistance runnerHarrisburgPa.Lebanon
Rachael DawsonField HockeyCamdenNJBerlin
Nick DelpopoloJudoNiksicMontenegroWestfield
Matt EmmonsShootingMt. HollyN.J.Brown Mills
Steven GlucksteinGymnasticsRed BankN.J.Atlantic Highlands
Tobin HeathSoccerMorristownN.J.Basking Ridge
Connor JaegerSwimmingHackensackN.J.Fair Haven
Ashia JonesBasketballPiscatawayN.J.Piscataway
Cullen JonesSwimmingBronxN.Y.New Brunswick
Steve KasprzykRowingWillingboroN.J.Cinnaminson
Maya LawrenceFencingTeaneckN.J.Teaneck
Carli LloydSoccerMarltonN.J.Delran
Christina McHaleTennisTeaneckN.J.Englewood Cliffs
Heather O’ReillySoccerNew BrunswickN.J.East Brunswick
Jeff PorterAthleticsSummitN.J.Somerset
Christie RamponeSoccerFt. LauderdaleFla.Pt. Pleasant
Rebecca SoniSwimmingFreeholdN.J.Plainsboro
Michelle VitteseField HockeyPhiladelphiaPa.Cherry Hill
Dagmara WozniakFencingWroclawPolandAvenel

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