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Bobcat Olympians

Andrew Byrnes ’05 (far left) and his teammates on the Canadian men’s eight show off their gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Photograph by Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press.

  • Emily Bamford ’15, Australian downhill skier, Winter Olympics, Sochi, 2014. (Attended Bates for two years.)
  • Andrew Byrnes ’05, Canadian rower (men’s eights, gold medal), Summer Olympics, Beijing, 2008. Silver medal, men’s eights, Summer Olympics, London, 2012.
  • Haley Johnson ’06, U.S. biathlete, Winter Olympics, Vancouver, 2010. (Attended Bates for two and a half years.)
  • Justin Freeman ’98, U.S. Nordic skier, Winter Olympics, Turin, 2006.
  • Mike Ferry ’97, U.S. rower (advanced to semis of double sculls), Summer Olympics, Sydney, 2000.
  • Nancy Ingersoll Fiddler ’78, U.S. Nordic skier, Winter Olympics, Calgary, 1988; Albertville, 1992.
  • Arnold Adams ’33, U.S. track and field runner, Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 1932 (did not compete due to a foot injury).
  • Art Sager ’26, U.S. track and field (10th in javelin), Summer Olympics, Amsterdam, 1928.
  • Ray Buker ’22, U.S. track and field (5th in 1,500 meters), Summer Olympics, Paris, 1924
  • Harlan Holden 1913, U.S. track and field (advanced to semis of 800 meters), Summer Olympics, Stockholm, 1912. At the same Olympics he competed in the baseball event which was held as demonstration sport. Holden was one of four Americans who played for the Swedish team. (Attended Bates for two years.)
  • Vaughn Blanchard 1912, U.S. track and field (advanced to semis of 110-meter hurdles), Summer Olympics, Stockholm, 1912. Blanchard also competed in the exhibition baseball tournament at the 1912 Olympics.