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Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month.

The four New York Citizen Soldiers are enrolled in the Army’s World Class Athletes program. They also serve in units of the New York Army National Guard.

Sgt. Emily Sweeney, who is assigned to New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and lives in Suffield, Connecticut, will be part of the United States Luge team.

Sgt. Matthew Mortensen, a member of the 1156th Engineer Company, headquartered in Kingston, N.Y. and lives in Lake Placid, N.Y., will also be part of the United States Luge team.

Sgt. Justin Olsen, assigned to New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and a Lake Placid resident, will be part of the United States Bobsled Team.

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, assigned to the New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and a Lake Placid resident, will also be part of the United States Bobsled Team.

A fifth Soldier, Sgt. Jacob Hyrns, who is a member of the 1427th Transportation company based in Queensbury, N.Y., and who lives in Lake Placid; missed making the Olympic luge team by six hundredths of a second during team qualifying competitions in December.

Sgt. Emily Sweeney

Sweeney, age 24, joined the New York Army National Guard in December 2011 and is trained as a military police Soldier. She has been competing in luge since 2008. In 2013 she was the luge Junior World Champion. She holds one World Cup Gold Medal and three World Cup silver Medals.
Sweeney just missed representing the United States in the 2014 Olympic games. The 2018 winter games will be her first Olympics. Read more

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Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month.

The four New York Citizen Soldiers are enrolled in the Army’s World Class Athletes program. They also serve in units of the New York Army National Guard.

Sgt. Emily Sweeney, who is assigned to New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and lives in Suffield, Connecticut, will be part of the United States Luge team.

Sgt. Matthew Mortensen, a member of the 1156th Engineer Company, headquartered in Kingston, N.Y. and lives in Lake Placid, N.Y., will also be part of the United States Luge team.

Sgt. Justin Olsen, assigned to New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and a Lake Placid resident, will be part of the United States Bobsled Team.

Sgt. Nick Cunningham, assigned to the New York Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters, and a Lake Placid resident, will also be part of the United States Bobsled Team.

A fifth Soldier, Sgt. Jacob Hyrns, who is a member of the 1427th Transportation company based in Queensbury, N.Y., and who lives in Lake Placid; missed making the Olympic luge team by six hundredths of a second during team qualifying competitions in December.