Michigan in the Olympics


2018 - PyeongChang

U-M again had a major presence in Ice Dancing, making up half of the U.S. team in PyeongChang. The "Shib Sibs" (Alex and Maia Shibutani) captured bronze in both the team event and the pairs competition. Evan Bates, competing in his third Olympics, finished ninth with partner Madison Chock.

  evan bates, maddy chock
         Maia and Alex Shibutani                                Evan Bates and Madison Chock

Chad Kolarik, hockey letterman 2005-2008, played for the U.S. hockey team which placed seventh, losing to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Andrew Ebbett, U-M 2003-2006, won a bronze medal competing for Canada. Ebbett scored two goals in the Canadians' 6-4 win over the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game. They brought the total of U-M hockey Olympians to 17, making this the fifth consecutive Games with a Michigan hockey representative.

Chad Kolarik   Andrew Ebbett   Sam McGuffie
            Chad Kolarik                    Andrew Ebbett                             Sam McGuffie

Sam McGuffie, U-M football 2008, completed his collegiate career at Rice University. After brief stints in the NFL and CFL, McGuffie was recruited to the U.S. bobsled team as a pusher. He placed 25th in the two-man event with pilot Codie Bascue. In the four-man event McGuffie was again paired with Bascue and two other Olympic rookie pushers and finished in ninth place, the best showing of the three U.S. sleds. McGuffie hopes to make the U.S. rugby team for the 2020 games.

The U-M Results - 2018

Madison Chock and Evan Bates
    Ice Dancing 9th
Maia and Alex Shibutani
    Ice Dancing Bronze
    Ice Dancing-Team Bronze
Chad Kolarik
    Ice Hockey 7th
Andrew Ebbett (Canada)
    Ice Hockey Bronze
Sam McGuffie
    Bobsled 2-man 25th
    Bobsled 4-man 9th

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