The 2022 Winter Olympics begin Friday in Beijing, with dozens of New Englanders hoping to grab gold in their respective sports.
Here’s a look at five skiers with New England ties on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who will be competing in cross-country events, as well as their Instagram handles in order to follow their journeys on social media.
Twenty-one-year-old Sophia Laukli, from Yarmouth, Maine placed second at the 2020 NCAA Championships in the 5k freestyle. She made her World Cup debut in Lahti, Finland in the 15k skiathlon last year. — @sophialaukli
Caitlin Patterson, 32, born in Idaho, raised in Craftsbury, Vt., and a 2012 graduate of the University of Vermont, is headed to her second Olympics at Beijing. In PyeongChang, she finished 26th in the 30K mass start classic, and 34th in the 7.5/7.5K skiathlon. Her brother, Scott, 30, is on the men’s cross-country Olympic team. — @caitlinmpatterson