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Mike Jankowski, of Memphis, went to St. Louis Catholic School and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He is now the head coach for the U.S. snowboarding and freeskiing teams. Mike Jankowski, of Memphis, went to St. Louis Catholic School and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He is now the head coach for the U.S. snowboarding and freeskiing teams.
Chris Creveling, who can be seen in the speed skating competition, lived and skated in Corinth, Miss. He competed in the 2010 Olympic trials and is now going for the gold in Sochi. Chris Creveling, who can be seen in the speed skating competition, lived and skated in Corinth, Miss. He competed in the 2010 Olympic trials and is now going for the gold in Sochi.
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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A local ice hockey club president, who has played the game in Sochi, Russia, is following a few Mid-Southerners as they compete in the 2014 Olympic Games.

Kelly Whelan, who speaks fluent Russian, is cheering on Team USA with her Rhodes college teammates. Having spent time playing hockey in Russia, Whelan is excited the games are being played there.

"It's such a thrill, not just from the sports perspective, but also from Russia in general, to share what it has to offer on the main stage for the first time," she said.

Whalen is now trying to immerse her fellow Rhodes College students in the sport.

"It's a hard experience," she said. "You're playing several games a day. You're already stressed out on the national stage, representing your country," added Whelan. "While it's a thrill, it makes you nervous."

Mike Jankowski, of Memphis, went to St. Louis Catholic School and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He is now the head coach for the U.S. snowboarding and freeskiing teams.

Chris Creveling, who can be seen in the speed skating competition, lived and skated in Corinth, Miss. He competed in the 2010 Olympic trials and is now going for the gold in Sochi. Click here to read more about him.

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