Orange County Olympians

Some were born and raised here. Others--such as the U.S. Olympic water polo teams--took up residence in Orange County while training for the 2000 Olympics. A look at 47 athletes who are competing in Sydney, and their local ties:

Baseball

Shawn Gilbert, 35, Golden West College

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Beach Volleyball

Dain Blanton, 28, Laguna Beach High

Misty May, 23, Newport Harbor High

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Men's Soccer

Dan Califf, 20, Orange High

Joey DiGiamarino, 23, Cal State Fullerton

Brain Dunseth, 23, Cal State Fullerton

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Sailing

Lanee Butler, 30, Aliso Viejo

Pease Glaser, 38, Newport Harbor Yacht Club

Charlie Ogletree, 32, Newport Beach

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Shooting

Bill Demarest, 35, Lake Forest

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Softball

Jennifer Brundage, 27, Irvine High

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Swimming

Amanda Beard, 18, Irvine High

Chad Carvin, 26, Laguna Hills High

Jason Lezak, 24, Irvine High

Aaron Peirsol, 17, Newport Harbor High

Gabrielle Rose, 22, Irvine Novaquatics

Kaitlin Sandeno, 17, El Toro High

Staciana Stitts, 19, Irvine Novaquatics

Dara Torres, 33, Mission Viejo Nadadores

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Tennis

Lindsay Davenport, 24, Laguna Beach

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Trampoline

Jennifer Parilla, 19, Lake Forest

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Volleyball

Heather Brown, 21, Esperanza High

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Water Polo

Gavin Arroyo, 28, Villa Park High

Ryan Bailey, 25, UC Irvine

Robin Beauregard, 21, Marina High

Ellen Estes, 21, Irvine

Ryan Flynn, 24, Irvine

Dan Hackett, 30, Irvine High

Chris Humbert, 30, Irvine

Courtney Johnson, 26, Irvine

Sean Kern, 22, UC Irvine

Chi Kredell, 29, Seal Beach

Ericka Lorenz, 19, Irvine

Chris Oeding, 29, Corona del Mar High

Bernice Orwig, 23, Savanna High/Cypress College

Maureen O'Toole, 39, Huntington Beach

Nicolle Payne, 24, Irvine

Heather Petri, 22, Irvine

Jeremy Pope, 23, Irvine

Brad Schumacher, 26, Irvine

Coralie Simmons, 23, Irvine

Julie Swail, 27, Valencia High

Wolf Wigo, 27, Irvine

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Weightlifting

Cara Heads-Lane, 22, Newport Harbor High

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Women's Soccer

Joy Fawcett, 32, Edison High

Julie Foudy, 29, Mission Viejo High

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Wrestling

Heath Sims, 28, Woodbridge High

Source: nbcolympics.com, Los Angeles Times

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