Connecticut's Own Olympic Qualifier and Olympic Hopefuls for 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony will take place on Friday, July 27, 2012.


A Connecticut compilation of one Olympic team qualifier and 18 Olympic hopefuls features representation from 16 different towns.

Robert Crane of Darien is an Olympic team qualifier in sailing. The following facts on Crane are from the U.S. Sailing Team website.

  • Class: Laser
  • Position: Skipper
  • U.S. Olympic Team: 2012
  • U.S. Sailing Team: 2010-present
  • U.S. Sailing U23 Team: 2009
  • Hometown: Darien, Conn.
  • Member of: Noroton Yacht Club
  • High School: Holderness School '05
  • College: Hobart College '09
  • Birthdate: 2/19/1986
  • Occupation: Professional Athlete, Coaching

Sailing Resume:

  • 16th, Laser, US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR (ISAF Sailing World Cup)
  • 24th/127, Laser, 2011 Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma, Spain (ISAF Sailing World Cup)
  • 10th, Lasr, 2011 Rolex Miami OCR, Miami Fla.
  • 15th, Laser, Rolex Miami OCR, Miami Fla., 2010
  • 7th, Laser North Americans, Buffalo N.Y., 2009
  • 3rd, ICSA Singlehanded Championships, Cornell Ithaca N.Y., 2008

Olympic Hopefuls for 2012

James Blake
Sport: Tennis
Event/position: Singles, doubles
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.

Victoria Burke
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Lightweight women's quadruple sculls
Hometown: Redding, Conn.

Emily Caruso
Sport: Shooting
Event/position: Air rifle
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.

Charlie Cole
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Men's pair
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.

Robert Crane
Sport: Sailing
Event/position: Laser
Hometown: Darien, Conn.

Brian De Regt
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Lightweight men's four
Hometown: Rowayton, Conn.

Megan Hansley
Sport: Synchronized swimming
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.

Sarah Hendershot
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Women's four
Hometown: West Simsbury, Conn.

Richard "Butch" Johnson
Sport: Archery
Event/position: Recurve
Hometown: Woodstock, Conn.

Ken Jurkowski
Sport: Rowing
Event: Men's single scull
Hometown: New Fairfield, Conn.

Madison Kennedy
Sport: Swimming
Event/position: Freestyle
Hometown: Avon, Conn.

Nick LaCava
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Lightweight men's four
Hometown: Weston, Conn.

Margaret Lu
Sport: Fencing
Event/position: Foil
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.

Dan Madwed
Sport: Swimming
Event/position: Butterfly
Hometown: Stamford, Conn.

Christine McCrea
Sport: Equestrian
Event/position: Jumping
Hometown: East Windsor, Conn.

Sarah Trowbridge
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Women's quadruple scull
Hometown: Guilford, Conn.

Dan Walsh
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Men's eight
Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.

Jonathan Winter
Sport: Rowing
Event/position: Lightweight men's double sculls
Hometown: New Haven, Conn.


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