Ridgefield is ready to support one of its own during this year’s winter Olympics in South Korea.
The town’s historic Main Street is flush with USA Olympic banners that were hung Wednesday, Jan. 31, in preparation for Tucker West’s race in the men’s luge competition next weekend.
On Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman joined in the chorus of positive thoughts and well wishes for West.
The Ridgefield native is among eight Connecticut residents who will represent the United States in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
“We are incredibly proud to have a group of talented, powerful, and determined athletes from Connecticut representing our nation on an international stage in one of the most prominent sporting events in the world,” Gov. Malloy said. “Although the games might be taking place on the other side of the globe, you can bet that there will be a vocal contingent of supporters in Connecticut cheering on our hometown stars. We congratulate all of the athletes on their impressive accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in the coming days.”
“These athletes have shown amazing commitment and dedication to their sports – Connecticut couldn’t be prouder of them,” Lt. Governor Wyman said. “It’s a lot of responsibility to represent your nation overseas, but we know they will do a great job and enjoy the adventure. We are rooting for all of them and look forward to welcoming them home.”
In addition to West, Connecticut athletes competing in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games include:
For more information on the 2018 U.S. Olympic team, visit the Team USA website.
There is a watch party being planned for Tucker’s race next weekend. More information, will be made available Monday, Feb. 5. Check back into theridgefieldpress.com for more information
Team Tucker signs are available for $5 at William Pitt Soethby’s on Main Street.