We all know about Hope Solo from Richland , but there are several other Washington State athletes that will represent the USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

 

As we get closer to the July 27th opening of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, let’s take a look at some of the athletes from the Evergreen State that will be competing for the United States.

 

Nathan Adrian – Bremerton – Swimming

 

Tyler Farrar – Wenatchee – Cycling

 

Ariana Kukors – Auburn- Swimming

 

Adrienne Martelli – University Place  – Rowing

 

Kara Patterson – Track and Field – Vancouver

 

Jarred Rome – Track and Field – Marysville

 

Courtney Thompson -  Kent – Volleyball

 

Queen Underwood – Seattle – Boxing

 

Here are two famous faces, both Olympic Gold Medal winners from the Yakima Valley.

 

Phil Mahre – Naches – Alpine Skiing

 

Pete Rademacher (left) – Tieton – Boxing

 

And then, the Olympian who wasn’t.

 

Charles Carter – Yakima- Boxing

Yakima’s Charles Carter earned a berth on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Boxing Team as a middleweight.  He did not get to compete due to the United States (along with 64 other countries) boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow. He went on to an 18-9 (8 KO) record as a pro. He also played basketball at YVCC.