Photos: Team USA Olympians With Ties to Southern California

Snowboarders Shaun White and Chloe Kim, speedskater J.R. Celski and figure skaters Nathan Chen and Karen Chen are just some of the Team USA members with ties to Southern California.

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Snowboarder Shaun White, figure skater Mirai Nagasu and snowboarder Chloe Kim are pictured.
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Lauren Gibbs, pictured left, is from Los Angeles. She is pictured here with Elana Meyers Taylor as they celebrate a second-place finish at the World Cup at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee.
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Bobsledder Carlo Valdes, of Newport Beach, poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 26, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
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Originally from Utah, Nathan Chen trains in Lakewood. Here, he acknowledges the crowd after competing in the Men's Free Skate during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 6, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles' Adam Rippon trains in Lakewood. Here, he skates in the Smucker's Skating Spectacular during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 7, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Originally from Northern California, Vincent Zhou moved to Southern California for training in Riverside. Here, he skates in the Smucker's Skating Spectacular during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 7, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Mirai Nagasu, of Arcadia, is seen here during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on Jan. 5, 2018, in San Jose, California.
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Originally from Northern Californa, Karen Chen moved to the Riverside area to train in Southern California. Here, she competes in the Ladies Short Program during the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the SAP Center on January 3, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Madison Chock, of Redondo Beach, is seen here with Evan Bates in the Championship Dance Short Program during Day 3 of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at SAP Center at SAP Center at SAP Center on January 5, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Jonathon Blum, pictured in the foreground, is from Ladera Ranch.
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Cayla Barnes, of Eastvale, poses for a portrait on January 16, 2018 in Wesley Chapel, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Chloe Kim, of La Habra, is pictured during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on January 13, 2018 in Snowmass, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Snowboarder Hailey Langland, of San Clemente, poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Snowboarder Maddie Mastro, of Wrightwood, poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 27, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Speed skater J.R. Celski, who attended Lakewood High School, poses for a portrait during the Team USA PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics portraits on April 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Shaun White, of Carlsbad, celebrates his score of his final run in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe final during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on January 13, 2018 in Snowmass, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Chris Knierim, pictured right, was raised in Ramona and Escondido in North San Diego County. He is pictured here with his ice dancing partner Alexa Scimeca Knierim. They are posing for a photo at the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
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Lindsey Jacobellis, a snowboarder, lives in Encinitas in San Diego County. She's pictured here after her first place win during the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, Men's and Women's Ski Snowboardcross on December 13, 2017 in Val Thorens, France.
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Elana Meyers Taylor, bobsled, pictured right, lived in Chula Vista in South San Diego County for years. She is pictured here with Lauren Gibbs of USA celebrate winning the 2nd place of the World Cup at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee after the BMW IBSF World Cup Women`s Bobsleigh World Cup on January 19, 2018 in Koenigssee, Germany.
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