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Team USA’s roster has 38 athletes from Texas

The Paris Olympics are just over two weeks out, and the Team USA roster is officially set.

While country pride will be high, there is also a sense of pride in the number of athletes coming out of each state. California will have the most reps, with Florida second.

Texas will have 38, the third-most among the states. Simone Biles, Asher Hong, Scottie Scheffler, and Brittney Griner are only a few of the notable athletes who will be tangentially representing the Lone Star State.

How many athletes are on Team USA?

The 2024 U.S. Olympic team has 592 athletes, which is slightly smaller than the team at the most recent Summer Games in Tokyo (613 athletes) but quite a bit larger than the 2016 team in Rio de Janeiro (554).

The U.S. will have at least one athlete competing in 31 of the 32 sports on the Paris program, with team handball the only exception. Track and field has the largest contingent with 120 athletes, while rhythmic gymnastics and modern pentathlon have one each.

Women will also make up the majority of the U.S. Olympic team in Paris, with 314 athletes set to represent Team USA in women’s events (53%) compared to 278 men (47%).

Here’s a list of Texas athletes on Team USA

Here are all the Texas natives that are on Team USA’s roster.

Athlete Sport Age Hometown
Brittney Griner Basketball 33 Houston
Joshua Edwards Boxing 24 Houston
Jennifer Lozano Boxing 21 Laredo
Jeffrey Louis Breaking 29 Houston
Kassidy Cook Diving 29 The Woodlands
Alison Gibson Diving 25 Austin
Kelsey Bing Field Hockey 26 Houston
Scottie Scheffler Golf 28 Dallas
Simone Biles Gymnastics 27 Spring
Asher Hong Gymnastics 20 Tomball
Teal Cohen Rowing 25 Dallas
Kaitlin Knifton Rowing 24 Austin
Orrin Bizer Rugby 23 The Woodlands
Kevon Williams Rugby 33 Houston
Vincent Hancock Shooting 35 Argyle
Ryann Phillips Shooting 21 Gail
Conner Prince Shooting 24 Burleson
Austen Smith Shooting 22 Keller
Jaedyn Shaw Soccer 19 Frisco
Sam Watson Sport Climbing 18 Southlake
Shaine Casas Swimming 24 McAllen
Simone Manuel Swimming 27 Sugar Land
David Johnston Swimming/Marathon Swimming 22 Dallas
Jonathan Healy Taekwando 27 Spring
Austin Krajicek Tennis 34 Allen
Taliyah Brooks Track & Field 29 Wichita Falls
Joseph Brown Track & Field 28 Mansfield
Bryce Deadmon Track & Field 27 Houston
Bryce Hoppel Track & Field 26 Midland
Alaysha Johnson Track & Field 27 Spring
Fred Kerley Track & Field 29 San Antonio
Brynn King Track & Field 23 The Woodlands
Jarrion Lawson Track & Field 30 Texarkana
Jasmine Moore Track & Field 23 Grand Prairie
Sha’Carri Richardson Track & Field 24 Dallas
Jacob Wooten Track & Field 27 Tomball
Chiaka Ogbogu Volleyball 29 Coppell
Avery Skinner Volleyball 25 Katy
Jourdan Delacruz Weightlifting 26 Wylie

Click here for the full list of athletes.

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