Four Local Athletes Named to U.S. Olympic Team

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Four Reno-Tahoe athletes were named to the U.S. Olympic Alpine team on Sunday. Three of them are from Squaw Valley.

Julia Mancuso is back in the Olympics for the third time in her career. She won the gold medal in the 2006 Giant Slalom. She followed that up with a pair of silver medals in the 2010 games.

Travis Ganong is on the Olympic team for the first time in his career. He won the Super-G at the U.S. Championships last year. He also won the title in 2010, along with a win in the Downhill.

Marco Sullivan will make his fourth trip to the Olympic games. His best finishes were ninth in the Downhill in 2002, and 23rd in the Super-G in 2010.

Reno's Tim Jitloff is back in the Olympics for the second straight time. The Truckee high school graduate has won four U.S. Championships, including the Giant Slalom last year.

Stacey Cook, of Mammoth Lakes, California, is also back on the U.S. team. She finished 19th in the Downhill and 23rd in the Giant Slalom back in 2006. She was 11th in the Downhill in 2010.

The Alpine portion of the Winter Olympic games begin on February 9th in Sochi, Russia.