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These are the Eagle Scouts competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Updated constantly throughout the Olympics. Last update: Feb. 14


Three members of the Team USA delegation competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics are Eagle Scouts, the National Eagle Scout Association has confirmed.

The list includes two members of the luge team — one in singles and one in doubles — and one bobsledder.

Years ago they earned the Eagle Scout medal, representing their commitment to Scouting. Now they’ll represent their country while trying to earn another medal: Olympic gold.

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially begin on Friday, Feb. 9. Here’s what you need to know about these Eagle Scouts representing the United States in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Taylor Morris, luge singles

Read our interview with Taylor Morris here.

Date of birth: June 4, 1991

Eagle Scout board of review date: June 28, 2009

Eagle project: Maintained and beautified a historic site in Utah

Scout unit: Venturing Crew 2834 of South Jordan, Utah (Great Salt Lake Council)

Olympics experience: First Olympics

Competition dates: Two runs on Saturday, Feb. 10, and two on Sunday, Feb. 11. The four times are added up, and the fastest total time determines the winner.

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Interesting fact: Though he lives in Utah and is a Winter Olympian, Morris has never been skiing or snowboarding.

Quotable: “Organization and time management are crucial in being a successful athlete, and it should go without saying that it is just as important in the Scouting community.”

Justin Krewson, luge doubles

Read our interview with Justin Krewson here.

Date of birth: July 24, 1996

Eagle Scout board of review date: Aug. 11, 2014

Eagle project: Renovated the Kent Animal Shelter on Long Island, N.Y.

Scout unit: Troop 221 of Manorville, N.Y. (Suffolk County Council)

Olympics experience: First Olympics

Competition date: Wednesday, Feb. 14. Krewson and his doubles partner, Andrew Sherk, had two runs. The times were combined to determine the winner.

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Interesting fact: Krewson is a member of the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department.

Quotable: “When you tell people [you’re an Eagle Scout], they get this awe. Like, no way. It’s not a very common thing that people get.”

Eagle Scout Chris Fogt (right) with fellow bobsledder Justin Olsen.

Chris Fogt, four-man bobsled

Read our interview with Chris Fogt here.

Date of birth: May 29, 1983

Eagle Scout board of review date: March 16, 2000

Eagle project: Mapped a cemetery so families could find and visit loved ones

Scout unit: Varsity Team 851 of Highland, Utah (Utah National Parks Council)

Olympics experience: Third Olympics. Fogt earned a bronze medal in the 2014 Olympics and finished 22nd in the 2010 Olympics.

Competition dates: Two runs on Saturday, Feb. 24, and two on Sunday, Feb. 25. The four times are added up, and the fastest total time determines the winner. Fogt is a push athlete for the sled driven by Justin Olsen. Nathan Weber and Carlo Valdes are his fellow push athletes.

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Interesting fact: A soldier in the U.S. Army, Fogt spent a year deployed in Iraq shortly after the the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Quotable: “I had a positive experience coming through the Scouting program. Being a shy kid, Scouting helped me find my voice and shape the man I am now.”

Other Eagle Scout Olympians

Meet the seven Eagle Scouts who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Hat tip: Thanks to Scott Olson and Ryan Larson for the research assistance.