The North Country is showing strong support for this year's Olympics, with several athletes from the area.

Six of the athletes competing in this year's games are from the North Country, or have strong ties to the area. 

Alpine skier Andrew Weibrecht is making his third appearance in the Olympics. 

He already owns two medals for his performances in the Super-G.

Fans from his hometown of Lake Placid are proud of what he and all of their athletes have accomplished.

"Andrew, Tommy Biesemeyer, Tim Burke. We got a lot of locals going to the Olympics. So we'll all be cheering hard. No matter what time of the day it is. It's really exciting," said Brooks Reynolds, Lake Placid resident.

There are 19 total athletes who will be representing the United States who have ties to New York State:

  • Lowell Bailey - Men's Biathlon (Lake Placid)
  • Codie Bascue - Men's Bobsled (Whitehall)
  • Tommy Biesemeyer - Men's Alpine Skiing (Keene)
  • Tim Burke - Men's Biathlon (Lake Placid)
  • John Daly - Men's Skeleton (Smithtown)
  • Matt Gilroy - Men's Ice Hockey (Bellmore)
  • Brian Gionta - Men's Ice Hockey (Rochester)
  • Jordan Greenway - Men's Ice Hockey (Canton)
  • Erin Hamlin - Women's Luge (Remsen)
  • Justin Krewson - Men's Luge (Eastport)
  • David Leggio - Men's Ice Hockey (Buffalo)
  • Jon Lillis - Men's Freestyle Skiing (Rochester)
  • Tricia Mangan - Women's Alpine Skiing (Buffalo)
  • Chris Mazdzer - Men's Luge (Saranac Lake)
  • Matt Mortensen - Men's Luge (Huntington Station)
  • Emily Pfalzer - Women's Ice Hockey (Buffalo)
  • Maddie Phaneuf - Women's Biathlon (Old Forge)
  • Morgan Schild - Women's Freestyle Skiing (Pittsford)
  • Andrew Weibrecht - Men's Alpine Skiing (Lake Placid)