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Olympics 2012: Nearly 30 Athletes With Michigan Ties Headed To London

The 2012 Olympics are a week away, and nearly 30 athletes with ties to the state of Michigan are headed to London for the Summer Games.

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The 2012 Summer Olympics are almost here. The opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics is one week away, and soon all eyes will be focused on London as the Summer Games officially begin.

Quite a few of the athletes headed to London for the 2012 Olympics have ties to the state of Michigan. In all, there are 29 athletes set to take part in the Olympics who are either from the state of Michigan or attended college in Michigan. Most notably, athletes like Michael Phelps (University of Michigan), Tyler Clary (University of Michigan), Jordyn Wieber (DeWitt) and Sam Mikulak (University of Michigan) are set to represent the state in the Olympics.

Here's the full rundown of all the Michigan athletes participating in the 2012 Olympics:

  • Dathan Ritzenhein (Grand Rapids) - Track & Field (Team USA)
  • Jamie Nieto (Eastern Michigan University) - Track & Field (Team USA)
  • Sarah Trowbridge (University of Michigan) - Rowing (Team USA)
  • Michael Phelps (University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Tom Peszek (Farmington Hills/University of Michigan) - Rowing (Team USA)
  • Peter Vanderkaay (Royal Oak/University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Geena Gall (Flint/University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team USA)
  • Betsey Armstrong (Ann Arbor/University of Michigan) - Water Polo (Team USA)
  • Tyler Clary (University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Charlie Houchin (University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Davis Tarwater (University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Connor Jaeger (University of Michigan) - Swimming (Team USA)
  • Jeff Porter (University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team USA)
  • Sam Mikulak (University of Michigan) - Gymnastics (Team USA)
  • Claressa Shields (Flint) - Boxing (Team USA)
  • Jordyn Wieber (DeWitt) - Gymnastics (Team USA)
  • Tia Brooks (Grand Rapids) - Track & Field (Team USA)
  • Daryl Szarenski (Saginaw) - Shooting (Team USA)
  • Justin Lester (Northern Michigan University) - Wrestling (Team USA)
  • Chas Betts (Northern Michigan University) - Wrestling (Team USA)
  • Spenser Mango (Northern Michigan University) - Wrestling (Team USA)
  • Franklin Gomez (Michigan State University) - Wrestling (Team Puerto Rico)
  • Krista Phillips (University of Michigan) - Basketball (Team Canada)
  • Syque Caesar (University of Michigan) - Gymnastics (Team Bangladesh)
  • Janine Hanson (University of Michigan) - Rowing (Team Canada)
  • Nate Brannen (University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team Canada)
  • Nick Willis (University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team New Zealand)
  • Tiffany Porter (University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team Great Britain)
  • Nicole Sifuentes (University of Michigan) - Track & Field (Team Canada)

For more on the 2012 London Olympics, check out SB Nation's dedicated hub to the Summer Games.