Wyoming produces the most Olympic athletes per capita this year

Jul 20, 2012

Wyoming will be sending two athletes to the Olympic games this summer, making it the state with the highest number of Olympians per capita. But the state's small population might be what makes that possible, Wyoming's athletes are both experiences competitors.

Rower Brett Newlin of Riverton will return to the Olympics as part of the US Rowing team. He says he’s motivated by the competition of the games.

"Any chance I can get to you know have a shot at winning, that’s what drives me. It’s one of the best feelings in the world when your boat is going great and you look next to you and the boat next to you is throwing everything they can into it and it’s just not good enough," Newlin says.

Jennifer Nichols of Cheyenne will travel to London for her third Olympic games to compete in archery.