Meet Eight Colorado Natives Competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics

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Name: Lindsey Horan
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward
Height: 5-9
Weight: 165
DOB: 5/26/1994
Birthplace: Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Hometown: Golden, Colo.
High School: Golden High School (Golden, Colo.) ’12
Team/Club: Portland Thorns FC

Olympic Experience
• Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified

Other Career Highlights
• 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, 1st
• 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, quarterfinals
• 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship, 1st
• 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship, 1st

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Linda Horan...Has one brother, Michael...Committed to play for the University of North Carolina in fall of 2012, but opted to bypass college and signed professionally for Paris Saint Germain in France, becoming the first American female to sign a professional contract straight out of high school...Opted not to play high school soccer in order to train with the U-15/16 Colorado Rush Development Academy and U-17 Nike Boys teams.

Name: Taylor Phinney
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Road Cycling
Event(s): Road Race, Team Trial
Height: 6-5
Weight: 180
DOB: 6/27/1990
Birthplace: Boulder, Colo.
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Boulder High School (Boulder, Colo.) ‘07

Olympic Experience
• Two-time Olympian (2008, 2012)
• Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified
• London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th (road race, time trial)
• Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 7th (individual pursuit)

World Championship Experience
• Most recent: 2015 – 85th (road race), 12th (time trial)
• Years of participation: 2009-13, 2015
• Medals: 5 (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
• Gold – 2009 (individual pursuit); 2010 (individual pursuit)
• Silver – 2009 (time trial); 2012 (time trial)
• Bronze – 2010 (Omnium)

Personal: Son of Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney...Has a younger sister, Kelsey...Lived in Italy for three years as a teenager while his parents ran a European bike touring company...Speaks Italian...Mother, Connie, was the first women’s cyclist to win an Olympic gold medal, winning the first Olympic cycling event for women in the 1984 road race...Previously, his mother also represented Team USA at the 1972 Olympic Winter Games in speedskating...Father, Davis, won a bronze medal in the team time trial at the 1984 Olympic Games and was also a Tour de France stage winner...Interests include dancing, eating, playing video games and doing flips on the trampoline.

Name: Mallory Pugh
Sport: Soccer
Position: Forward
Height: 5-4
Weight: 120
DOB: 4/29/1998
Birthplace: Littleton, Colo.
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Mountain Vista High School (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) ’16
College: University of California, Los Angeles
Team/Club: Real Colorado

Olympic Experience
• Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified

Other Career Highlights
• 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, 1st
• 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship, 1st – Golden Ball and Golden Boot award recipient
• 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, quarterfinals
• 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship, 3rd

Daughter of Karen Pugh...Has one sister, Bri...Enters the 2016 Olympic Games as the youngest player in the U.S. Women’s National Team pool...Named the 2015 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year...Named captain of the U.S. team that will compete at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea in November 2016...The consensus top recruit in the nation for her class, will attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2016...Named the 2014-15 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Name: Chloe Woodruff
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Mountain Bike
Height: 5-2
Weight: 113
DOB: 7/21/1987
Birthplace: Denver, Colo.
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: New Vista High School (Boulder, Colo.) ’05
College: College: University of Arizona ’10, Community Health Education

Olympic Experience
• Rio 2016 Olympic Games, qualified

World Championship Experience
• Most recent: 2015 – 48th
• Years of participation: 2014-15
• Top finish: 31st – 2014

Personal: Daughter of Charles Forsman and Kristin Lewis...Has one twin sister, Shannon...Married to Travis Woodruff...Raced the day after their wedding, with her wedding veil attached to her helmet, and finished ninth at the U.S. grand prix in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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