There were 22 Minnesotans on the roster for the 2018 Olympics, and two alternates, and Duluth had it's fair share of heros on the team as well.  Maddie Rooney, John Shuster, and Tyler George to name a few. How many came back medal winners?

14 of those Minnesotans won medals. That is huge! Obviously there were some Minnesotans on the Women's and Men's Hockey Team. There were on the curling team. There were some on the ski team.

Most people want to complain about the cold and the snow, some people want to win a medal because of it. According to Minnesota Monthly, the first Minnesota-native to medal  was Lindsey Vonn who earned bronze, she grew up in Buck Hill in Burnsville. Who can forget Jessie Diggins and partner Kikkan Randall winning a gold medal in cross-country skiing. Diggins was born in St. Paul.

Minnesota monthy states that Eight Minnesotans were on the women's ice hockey team.  Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Sidney Morin, Kelly Pannek, Maddie Rooney, and Lee Stecklein. Most of these women play or played for the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, while Rooney and Morin play for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Of course you can't forget the Gold medal effort by John Shuster, Tyler George, John Landsteiner, and Joe Polo. (Matt not included, he's from WI)

So, here's a letter to the Olympics Committe, YOU'RE WELCOME, from Minnesota.

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