Suzanne Stettinius

Instagram One day—five sports BioAchievementsMore Suzanne represented the US in the 2012 London Games as a competitor in the modern pentathlon—an intense one-day performance of equestrian skills on an unfamiliar horse, fencing, running, shooting, and swimming designed to highlight the skills a nineteenth century solider would need to survive behind enemy lines. She first competed…

Weston “Seth” Kelsey

Related Article He fights to win BioAchievementsMore After trying a number of other sports (basketball and kung fu among them) Seth Kelsey tried épée fencing and stuck with it because, “I really liked the one-on-one nature of fencing. It’s a fun combination of physical and mental ability.” Although he claims he was “terrible” his first…

Christina Loukas

Twitter Life has its ups, downs…and twists BioAchievementsMore A two-time Summer Games competitor and nine-time national champion, Christina Loukas has been head-over-heels in the sport of diving nearly her entire life. She’s competed at elite levels in 1-meter, 3-meter, synchronized 3-meter, and synchronized 10-meter diving. But before she dedicated herself to diving, Christina dabbled in…

Troy Dumais

Facebook Video Related Article Making a big splash in diving BioAchievementsMore Troy is simply the most successful sibling in a family of five very competitive divers. He has represented the United States in the summer games four times: 2000, 2004 (where he competed alongside his brother Justin), 2008, and 2012 (where he won a bronze…

Justin Dumais

Related Article Diving in to win BioAchievementsMore Raised in a family of divers and swimmers, Justin Dumais’ entry into the sport of diving came about largely by accident—namely his brother landing on his head on the deck of a neighbor’s pool. In an effort to keep their children from killing themselves, Justin’s parents signed them…

Dwight Dumais

Born with a springboard in his step BioAchievements Raised in a family of divers and swimmers, Ventura, California-born, Stanford-educated Dwight has been winning diving medals since he was 6 years old. In 1994 he was named Southern Pacific Association Diver of the Year in his age group, a title that all four of his siblings…

Michael Blatchford

Twitter Riding through pain BioAchievementsMore Michael Blatchford’s first true passion, at age 13, was a potentially dangerous and imposing force: the Velodrome in Los Angeles, a 250-meter oval track designed for high-speed cycling that was used during the 1984 Games. But since visiting that track as a young teen, Michael went on to become one…

Jennifer Nichols Hardy

Website Facebook An arrow-straight shooter BioAchievementsMore A veteran of three Summer Games, Jennifer naturally gravitated to the sport of archery, which was a favorite of her family. In fact, her father gave everyone in the family a bow for Christmas presents. Jennifer’s first major competition came at the U.S. Indoor National Championships when she was…