Last Friday morning, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced its entire team for the Olympics that will be heading to PyeongChang and of the record 242 participants, 31 are from Colorado, making it the highest-represented state of the group, reports 9news.
The next closest state is California, which has 22 athletes represented, followed by Minnesota (19), New York (18) and Utah (16). All together, 31 of the 50 U.S. states have athletes competing on the biggest stage next month.
Headlining the impressive Colorado class is skier Mikaela Shiffrin, who will look to defend her gold medal title in the alpine slalom. Colorado natives Katie Uhlaender (skeleton) and Lindsey Vonn (alpine skiing) will both be competing in their fourth Olympic games.
The 2018 Winter Olympics go from Feb. 8-25 in PyeongChang.