Twenty-five Nittany Lions heading to Tokyo

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TOKYO, JAPAN – JUNE 03: The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue on June 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto has stated that she is 100 percent certain that the Olympics will go ahead despite widespread public opposition as Japan grapples with a fourth wave of coronavirus. The Japanese organising committee also announced yesterday that around 10,000 of the 80,000 volunteers originally scheduled to help at the Games have withdrawn as concern continues to surround the country’s ability to hold a huge sporting event amid a global pandemic. (Photo by Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) – The 2020 Summer Olympics start in less than a month! Nittany Lions will competing in a variety of sports!

Twenty-five Nittany Lions, past and present, will be competing in eleven different sports, and representing seven countries, including Team USA.

Nittany Lions Competing in 2020 Olympic Games

SportCountry
Matt AndersonMen’s VolleyballUnited States
Kayla Cannett-OcaWomen’s RugbyUnited States
Ellen Casey (team physician)Women’s GymnasticsUnited States
Gabe CastañoMen’s SwimmingMexico
Megan CourtneyWomen’s Volleyball (alternate)United States
Casey Cunningham (personal coach)WrestlingUnited States
Erica Dambach (assistant coach)Women’s SoccerUnited States
Micah HancockWomen’s VolleyballUnited States
Mohammed HassanMen’s FencingEgypt
Max HoltMen’s VolleyballUnited States
Tom Hovasse (head coach)Women’s BasketballJapan
Joe KovacsMen’s Track and FieldUnited States
Andrew MackiewiczMen’s FencingUnited States
Erin McLeodWomen’s Soccer (alternate)Canada
Dane Miller (coach)Track and FieldAmerican Samoa
Alyssa NaeherWomen’s SoccerUnited States
Melissa RodriguezWomen’s SwimmingMexico
Shane RyanMen’s SwimmingIreland
Aaron RussellMen’s Volleyball (alternate)United States
Cael Sanderson (personal coach)WrestlingUnited States
Cody Sanderson (personal coach)WrestlingUnited States
Michael ShueyMen’s Track and FieldUnited States
Kaito StreetsMen’s FencingJapan
David TaylorMen’s WrestlingUnited States
Haleigh WashingtonWomen’s VolleyballUnited States

Opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympics start July 23.

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