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Inside the Olympics: 88 and counting . . . Steamboat’s long list of Olympians

Members of the silver-medal winning U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team, shown celebrating Feb. 23, 2010 at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia, included, from left, Brett Camerota, Todd Lodwick, Johnny Spillane and Billy Demong.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs has sent athletes to every Winter Olympics except two, in 1928 and 1936. It's had at least one athlete at every Game since 1948, and often several at each.

Training with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club gets an athlete on the list. Some grew up in town and skied their first runs on Howelsen Hill. Others moved to the city as children, and some came later to train with specific coaches or in particular programs.

When it comes to counting, it's "once a Steamboater, always a Steamboater," but it doesn't work retroactively. Billy Kidd, a 1964 Olympic silver medalist and one of the most famous faces of Steamboat, didn't move to town until after his days competing and isn't on the list.

An athlete earns the honor once he or she been named to a national Olympic team, even if ensuing injuries prevent actual competition.

All told, 88 athletes make the list having made a combined 151 Winter Olympics appearances.

Alan Alborn, 1998, 2002, 2006

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Bobby Aldighierri, 1992

Jim "Moose" Barrows, 1968

Ann Battelle, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002

Manuela Berchtold, 2002, 2006

Scott Berry, 1972

Philippe Berube, 2006

Belle Brockhoff, 2014

Caroline Calve, 2010, 2014

Brett Camerota, 2006, 2010

Eric Camerota, 2006

Van Card, 1964

Nelson Carmichael, 1988, 1992

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, 2010

Nick Cleaver, 1992, 1994

Annelise Coberger, 1992, 1994

Gary Crawford, 1980, 1988

Marvin Crawford, 1952, 1956

Jeff Davis, 1980

Matt Dayton, 2002

Bill Demong, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Patrick Deneen, 2010, 2014

Maria Despas, 1998, 2002

Brendan Doran, 1998, 2002

Shannon Dunn, 1998, 2002

Tarsha Ebbern, 1992

Jere Elliott, 1968

Jon Elliott, 1960

Kris Erichsen, 1998, 2002

Ted Farwell, 1952, 1956, 1960

Kris Federsen, 1988, 1992, 1994

Bryan Fletcher, 2014

Taylor Fletcher, 2010, 2014

Kylie Gill, 1992, 1998

Arielle Gold, 2014

Taylor Gold, 2014

Michelle Gorgone, 2006, 2010

Sacha Gros, 1998

Matt Grosjean, 1992, 1994, 1998

Ryan Heckman, 1992, 1994

Corky Heid, 1956

Ray Heid, 1960

Jed Hinkley, 2002

Jarryd Hughes, 2014

Dave Jarrett, 1994, 1998

Tyler Jewell, 2006, 2010

Clint Jones, 2002, 2006

Ellie Koyander, 2010

Caroline Lalive, 1998, 2002, 2006

Ester Ledecka, 2014

Andy LeRoy, 1998

Jana Lindsey, 2006, 2010

Todd Lodwick, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Kerry Lynch, 1980, 1984

Travis Mayer, 2002, 2006

Adam McLeish, 2010

Chris McNeill, 1976, 1980

Rick Mewborn, 1988

Jack Miller, 1988

Michael Morse, 2010

Eliza Outtrim, 2014

Crosby Perry-Smith, 1952

Maria Quintana, 1988

Justin Reiter, 2014

Katy Rodolph-Wyatt, 1952, 1956

Ansten Samuestuen, 1960, 1964

Tommy Schwall, 2002, 2006

Johanna Shaw, 2006, 2010

Erin Simmons Nemec, 2006

Jason Smith, 2006

Johnny Spillane, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Ryan St. Onge, 2006, 2010

John Steele, 1932

Richard Stithen, 1980

Tim Tetreault, 1992, 1994, 1998

Craig Thrasher, 1994

Linas Vaitkus, 1998

Carl Van Loan, 2002, 2006

Randy Weber, 1994, 1998

Keith Wegeman, 1952

Paul Wegeman, 1952

Buddy Werner, 1956, 1960, 1964

Loris Werner, 1964, 1968

Skeeter Werner, 1952, 1956

Vic Wild, 2014

Todd Wilson, 1988, 1992

Gordon Wren, 1948

Kimiko Zakreski, 2010