The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony will be held Feb. 9. Nine members of Team USA hail from the Keystone State.

 Meet them:

Nearly 240 American participants from 16 sports will descend upon PyeongChang, South Korea next month to represent the United States in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Nine of the competitors hail from Pennsylvania.

The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Feb. 9. The Closing Ceremony takes place at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Here is a brief look at the Keystone State Olympic participants. (Click on the athlete's name for their complete biography from Team USA.)

Jamie Greubel Poser
Hometown: Newtown
Sport: Bobsled

Ryan Gunderson
Hometown: Bensalem
Sport: Ice Hockey


Chad Kolarik
Sport: Ice Hockey
Hometown: Abington

Brian O'Neill
Sport: Ice Hockey
Hometown: Yardley

Ryan Zapolski
Sport: Ice Hockey
Hometown: Erie

Summer Britcher
Sport: Luge
Hometown: Glen Rock

Andrew Sherk
Sport: Luge
Hometown: Fort Washington

Jayson Terdiman
Sport: Luge
Hometown: Berwick, Pa.

John-Henry Krueger
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.

By Kara Seymour, Patch National Staff |