LIST: Meet the Texas athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics

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FILE – In this May 9, 2021, file photo, a security guard wearing a protective mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks in front of the Olympic Rings, in Tokyo. Japan, seriously behind in coronavirus vaccination efforts, is scrambling to boost daily shots as the start of the Olympics in July closes in. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO)—We had to wait an extra year for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Athletes have finally gathered for the summer games.

Many Texas athletes will represent Team USA in a number of sports.

Below is a look at the Team USA athletes with ties to Texas. ValleyCentral.com will update the list as they compete.

Virginia Fuchs

Virginia “Ginny” Fuchs

Sport: Boxing

Hometown: Houston

Weight Class: Flyweight

Classification: 51 kg

College: LSU Team/Club

Team/Club: Baby Bull Boxing Academy

Coach(es): Derwin Richards

Personal: Lives the “Pirate Life”…2011 Graduate from LSU…Mental Health Advocate…Favorite food is any kind of croissant.

Connor Fields

Connor Fields

Sport: Cycling

Birthplace: Plano, Texas

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

High School: Green Valley High School (Henderson, Nev.) ’10

College: University of Nevada, Las Vegas ’18, Marketing

Team/Club: Chase Bicycles

Personal: Began competing in BMX at age seven. He is a second-generation American and has overcome multiple injuries, including a spleen laceration in 2009 and torn ligament in 2012. Supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation and JoyProm, which organizes proms for kids with special needs. Interests include playing fantasy football, cooking, and snowboarding.

Lawson Craddock

Lawson Craddock

Sport: Cycling

Hometown: Houston

Discipline(s): Road Cycling

Event(s): Road

Height: 5’8″

High School: Cypress Springs High School

College: Austin Community College

Team/Club: EF Pro Cycling Team

Personal: Got his start in cycling through his dad who was a professional downhill racer and rode to stay fit after he had children. One of the biggest and most unexpected stories of the 2018 Tour De France put Lawson in the news. On the first day of the tour, he crashed in the feed zone. He finished the stage with blood pouring down his face from a laceration above his eye and a broken scapula. He finished all 21 stages of the 3-week race and raised over $200,000 for the velodrome in his hometown of Houston after damage from Hurricane Harvey.

Alison Gibson

Alison Gibson

Sport: Diving

Hometown: Austin

Event(s): Springboard

Height: 5′ 3″

Texas College: University of Texas (2020)

Team/Club: University of Texas/Longhorn Aquatics

Coach(es): Matt Scoggin

Hailey Hernandez

Hailey Hernandez

Sport: Diving

Hometown: Southlake

Height: 5’1″

Team/Club: GC Diving

Coach(es): Jeff Bro

Personal: Hailey began diving at seven years old. Named 2018 All-American girls diving champion and earned the 2018 Tomlinson honors. She has superstitions with what suit she wears and always talks to her coach and divers before her turn to dive. Her favorite meal outside of competition is sushi. Her favorite diver is Jack Laugher.

Jordan Windle

Sport: Diving

Jordan Windle

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Event(s): 3-meter, 10-meter

Height: 5′ 5″

Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia

High School: International Connections Academy (2017)

College: University of Texas

Team/Club: University of Texas/Longhorn Aquatics

Coach(es): Matt Scoggin

Personal: Jordan is was adopted from Cambodia at 18 months. He had the opportunity to return to his native country for the first time in May 2016. Jordan began diving at age seven and his favorite dive is 407C. Jordan is an anti-bullying advocate. When he’s not diving, Jordan enjoys gaming, travel, and cooking.

Courtney Hurley

Courtney Hurley

Sport: Fencing

Birthplace: Houston

Hometown: San Antonio

High School: Earl Warren High School ’08

College: University of Notre Dame ’13, Film, Television and Theater

Team/Club: New York Athletic Club

Coach(es): Bob Hurley

Discipline(s): Epee Fencing

Event(s): Individual, Team

Height: 5-8

Weight: 175

Personal: Personal Daughter of Tracy and Bob Hurley. Has one older sister, Kelley, who qualified to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Coached by her father, 2009-2010 Junior World Cup Points Champion. Four-time All-America First Team selection.

Kelley Hurley

Sport: Fencing

Kelley Hurley

Birthplace: Houston

Hometown: San Antonio

Discipline(s): Epee Fencing

Event(s): Individual, Team

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

High School: Earl Warren High School (San Antonio, Texas) ‘06

College: University of Notre Dame ’10, Art/Pre-Med

Team/Club: NYAC

Coach(es): Bob Hurley

Personal: Daughter of Tracy and Bob Hurley. Has one younger sister, Courtney, who also qualified to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016. Coached by her father, qualified for her first U.S. Olympic Team in 2008 as the only women’s epee fencer from the U.S.

Phillip Jungman

Sport: Shooting

Phillip Jungman

Discipline(s): Shotgun Shooting

Event(s): Skeet

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Birthplace: Bryan

Hometown: Caldwell High School Caldwell High School (Caldwell, Calif.) ‘13

College: Blinn College, Psychology

Team/Club: U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

Personal: Son of Chris and Cynthia Jungman. Has two brothers, Kyle and Ty. Married to Rebecca Lewis. Active duty specialist in the U.S. Army. Hobbies including hunting, playing sports, and video games.

Cat Osterman

Position: Pitcher

Cat Osterman

Birthplace: Houston

Hometown: Houston

Sport: Softball

Height: 6’2″

College: Texas – 2006

Simone Manuel

Sport: Swimming

Simone Manuel

Birthplace: Houston

Hometown: Sugar Land

Event(s): 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle

Height: 5-10

Weight: 160

High School: Fort Bend Austin High School ‘14

College: Stanford University ‘18, Communications

Personal: Enjoys listening to upbeat music when working out and gospel music always motivates her. If she wasn’t a competitive swimmer, she would be either a singer or dancer…Hobbies include baking and cooking because it relaxes her.

Jasmine Moore

Sport: Track and Field

Event(s): Triple Jump

Hometown: Grand Prairie

High School: Lake Ridge High School

College: University of Georgia

Gia Doonon

Gia Doonan

Position: Port

Hometown: Marion, Mass.

College: Tabor Academy and the University of Texas

Ryan Crouser

Sport: Track and Field

Ryan Crouser

Event(s): Shot Put

Birthplace: Portland, Ore.

Height: 6-7

Weight: 275

Hometown: Boring, Ore.

High School: Sam Barlow High School (Gresham, Ore.) ‘11

College: University of Texas ‘15, Economics (bachelor’s); ‘16, Finance (master’s)

Personal: Crouser, also qualified to represent Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in track and field. Four-time NCAA shot put champion. Nine-time NCAA All-American…Enjoys fishing, kayaking, hiking, bow hunting, and camping.

Teahna Daniels

Teahna Daniels

Sport: Track and Field

Height: 5-7

Weight: 156

Birthplace: Orlando, Fla.

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

High School: The First Academy (Orlando, Fla. ‘15) College: University of Texas, Austin ‘19, Youth and Community Studies – Coaching

Personal: Daughter of Wellice Daniels and Linda Latson.2016 NCAA champion in 60m.American junior record-holder in 60m.

Austen Smith

Austen Smith

Sport: Shooting

Birthplace: Dallas

Discipline(s): Shotgun Shooting

Event(s): Skeet

Height: 5-7

Weight: 140

Hometown: Keller, Texas

High School: University Prep ‘20

Drew Kibler

Sport: Swimming

Drew Kibler

Event(s): 200-meter freestyle, 4x200m relay

Height: 6-5

Weight: 195

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Ind.

Hometown: Carmel, Ind.

High School: Carmel High School (Carmel, Ind.)

College: University of Texas at Austin ‘22, Psychology

Team/Club: University of Texas at Austin

Personal: Son of Tracy Kibler. Enjoys fine art photography, slackening, drawing, painting and hiking.

Huijing Wang

Huijing Wang

Sport: Table Tennis

Height: 5-4

Weight: 122

Birthplace: Tianjin, China

Hometown: Sugar Land

Personal: Speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Paige McPherson

Sport: Taekwondo

Paige McPherson

Discipline(s): Taekwondo, Sparring Taekwondo

Weight Class: Welterweight -67kg

Classification: Welter -67kg Height: 5-8

Weight: 140 lbs.

Birthplace: Abilene, Texas

Hometown: Sturgis, S.D.

High School: Black Hills Classical Christian Academy

College: Miami-Dade College

Team/Club: Peak Performance

Coach(es): Juan Miguel Moreno

More: Was adopted at four days old into the McPherson family. Has been a USA National Team Member for 10 consecutive years. An organization that helps newborns from the dangers of abandonment and prevents the crisis that mothers-to-be can go through.

Sally Kipyego

Sport: Track and Field

Sally Kipyego

Event(s): 10,000-meter, Marathon

Height: 5-4

Weight: 107

Birthplace: Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

High School: Moi Girls Kapcherop Secondary School ‘03

College: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ’09, General Nursing

Personal: Married Kevin Chelimo in 2008. Became a U.S. citizen in 2017. Grows her own food when in Kenya. Speaks Swahili. Hobbies include reading and cooking.

Chiaka Ogbogu

Chiaka Ogbogu

Position: Middle

Sport: Volleyball

Discipline(s): Volleyball

Height: 6-2

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

High School: Coppell High School

College: University of Texas

Sha’Carri Richardson

Sport: Track and Field

Sha’Carri Richardson

Event(s): 100-Meter

Height: 5’1”

Hometown: Dallas

College: Louisiana State University

Ariel Atkins

Position: Guard

Sport: Basketball

Ariel Atkins

Height: 5’8′

Weight: 167

Hometown: Duncanville, Texas

High School: Duncanville High School

College: University of Texas ’18

Team/Club: Washington Mystics

Personal: Participated in the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) program during the summer of 2016.

Jordyn Barratt

Jordyn Barratt

Sport: Skateboarding

Event(s): Women’s Skateboard Park

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Hometown: Haleiwa, Hawaii

Personal: The first female to compete as a pro in both US Open skate and surf in the same year. The first female to qualify for the Dew Tour Park Am contest.

Ronnie Baker

Sport: Track and Field

Discipline(s): Track and Field E

Vent(s): Men’s 100m

Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

High School: Ballard High School

College: Texas Christian University

Coach(es): Darryl Anderson

Personal: He was named the Gatorade Kentucky Track and Field Athlete of the Year twice after winning the 100m and the 400m at the 3A state meet. He is a kinesiology major at TCU.

Mackenzie Brown

Discipline: Recurve

Mackenzie Brown

Height: 5-11

Birthplace: Flint, Texas

Hometown: Flint, Texas

High School: Home schooled

Nic Fink

Sport: Swimming

Event(s): 200-meter breaststroke

Nic Fink

Height: 6-3

Weight: 186

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Hometown: Morristown, N.J.

High School: The Pingry School (Basking Ridge, N.J.)

College: University of Georgia ‘16, Electrical Engineering Team/Club: Athens Bulldog Swim

Coach(es): John Bauerle

Brittney Griner

Position: Center

Sport: Basketball

Brittney Griner

Height: 6-8

Weight: 208

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Hometown: Houston, Texas

High School: Nimitz High School (Houston, Texas) ‘09

College: Baylor University ‘13, General Studies Team/Club: Phoenix Mercury

Coach(es): Sandy Brondello

Personal: Led the launch of BG: BU, a mobile app designed to encourage empowerment, strength, and creativity for youth in the fight to end bullying. Volunteers with former Houston Rocket guard Steve Francis’ Holiday Bowling and Christmas Party for underprivileged children.

Natalie Hinds

Sport: Swimming

Height: 6’2”

Hometown: Midland, Texas

High School: Midland High School

College: University of Florida

Bryce Hoppel

Sport: Track and Field

Event(s): 800-meter

Height: 6-0

Bryce Hoppel

Weight: 152

Birthplace: Midland, Texas

Hometown: Midland, Texas

High School: Midland Senior High School (Midland, Texas) ‘16 College: University of Kansas ‘20, Business Finance

Personal: Loves playing many different sports, with baseball and soccer being his favorites outside of track and field. Enjoys running in a variety of different locations and exploring.

Fred Kerley

Sport: Track and Field

Discipline(s): Track and Field

Event(s): Men’s 100m

Hometown: Morgan City, La. High School: Taylor High School College: Texas A&M University Coach(es): Kevin Tyler

Personal: 2017 NCAA indoor and outdoor 400m champion, setting collegiate record outdoors with a 43.70 at the West Preliminary meet in Austin. Had 12 sub-45 second races in 2017. Was adopted by his aunt Virginia as a toddler. Younger brother Mylik ran with him on the Texas A&M track team…Has spent time with young athletes in hopes of inspiring and motivating them.

Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Sport: Wrestling

Tamyra Mensah-Stock

Discipline(s): Freestyle Wrestling

Weight Class: 68 kg/150 lbs

Hometown: Katy, Texas High School: Katy, Texas (Morton Ranch)

College: Wayland Baptist Team/Club: Titan Mercury WC/USOPTC

Inika McPherson

Sport: Track and Field

Event(s): High jump

Inika McPherson

Height: 5-5

Weight: 114

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

Hometown: Port Arthur, Texas High School: Memorial High School (Port Arthur, Texas) ‘05

College: University of California, Berkeley ‘09, African American Studies

Keith Sanderson

Sport: Shooting

Discipline(s): Pistol Shooting

Keith Sanderson

Event(s): Rapid Fire

Height: 6-0

Weight: 210

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

High School: John Marshall High School

Personal: Began shooting in 1996 in U.S. Marine Corps matches. Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army. Serves as chief marksman instructor of the USMC base in Hawaii.

Anna van Brummen

Sport: Fencing

Anna van Brummen

Discipline(s): Epee Fencing

Height: 5-9

Weight: 130

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Hometown: Houston, Texas

High School: Awty International School

College: Princeton University ’17, Geoscience

Team/Club: Alliance Fencing Academy

Coach(es): Andrey Geva

Simone Biles

Sport: Gymnastics

Simone Biles

Discipline(s): Artistic Gymnastics

Event(s): Team, Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, Vault, All-Around

Height: 4-8

Weight: 105

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Hometown: Spring, Texas

High School: Homeschooled (Spring, Texas) ‘15

Team/Club: World Champions Center

Coach(es): Laurent Landi

Maggie Malone

Maggie Malone

Sport: Track and Field

Event(s): Javelin Throw

Height: 5-8

Weight: 170

Birthplace: College Station, Texas Hometown: Geneva, Neb.

High School: Fillmore Central High School (Geneva, Neb.) ‘12

College: Texas A&M University ‘17, Human Resources

Tara Davis

Name: Tara Davis

Sport: Track and Field

Event(s): Long Jump

Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.

High School: Agoura High School

College: University of Texas at Austin

Annie Kunz

Name: Annie Kunz

Sport: Track and Field

Annie Kunz

Discipline(s): Track and Field

Event(s): Heptathlon

Height: 5-11

Weight: 157

Birthplace: Denver, Colo.

Hometown: Denver, Colo.

High School: Wheat Ridge High School (Denver, Colo.) ‘11

College: Texas A&M University ‘16

Steffin McCarter

Sport: Track and Field

Discipline(s): Track and Field

Event(s): Long Jump

Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

High School: Lampasas

College: University of Texas

Raevyn Rogers

Sport: Track and Field

Discipline(s): Track and Field

Event(s): 800m hurdles

Hometown: Houston, Texas

High School: Kinkaid High School

College: University of Oregon

Benard Keter

Sport: Track and Field

Benard Keter

Event(s): 3,000-meter steeplechase

Height: 5-8

Weight: 130

Birthplace: Molo, Kenya

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School: Tengecha Boys High School (Kapkatet, Kenya) ‘10

College: Texas Tech University ‘18, Human Science

Team/Club: U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program

Kevin Durant

Position: Forward

Sport: Basketball

Kevin Durant

Height: 6’10”

Weight: 225 lbs

Birthplace: Suitland, Md.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

High School: Montrose Christian School (Rockville, Md.) ‘06

College: University of Texas

Team/Club: Brooklyn Nets

Khris Middleton

Position: Forward

Sport: Basketball

Height: 6’7″

Weight: 217 lbs

Hometown: Charleston, S.C.

High School: Porter-Gaud School

College: Texas A&M University

Team/Club: Milwaukee Bucks

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