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Commissioners Extend Best Wishes to Three Bucks County Winter Olympians Competing in PyeongChang, South Korea

February 12, 2018

Jamie Greubel Poser, bobsledder from Bucks County in the 2018 Winter OlympicsThe Board of Bucks County Commissioners is pleased to support three county residents who will compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea over the next two weeks. Jamie Greubel Poser of Newtown, Ryan Gunderson of Bensalem and Brian O’Neill of Yardley are three of just nine Pennsylvanians representing the United States in the Games.

“We are excited to watch our Bucks County athletes wear the red, white and blue over the upcoming days,” Commissioner Chairman Rob Loughery said. “We are proud of the commitment they have made in order to compete on the international stage.”

Ms. Poser, a bobsledder, is competing in her second consecutive Winter Olympics, partnered with Aja Evans. Having gone to the 2010 Vancouver Games as an alternate, it was not until the 2014 Winter Sochi Games that she made her Olympic debut. Her performance in the 2014 Games, alongside Evans, earned Team USA the bronze medal in the two-woman bobsleigh. Originally a track star at Cornell University, Poser transitioned her athletic training and skills to the bobsled to become an Olympian.

Ryan Gunderson, 2018 Olympic Hockey Team, originally from Bucks CountyThe women’s bobsled event will be contested on Tuesday, February 20, with the finals and medal ceremony slated for the following day, Wednesday, February 21.

Gunderson and O’Neill are both representing the United States as members of the Men’s Ice Hockey Team.

Gunderson, a Holy Ghost Prep graduate, is a defenseman who is making his first Olympic appearance. He played collegiately at the University of Vermont and has a wealth of professional and international experience including winning the Swedish championship in 2012, which he considers the highlight of his career before the Winter Games

Brian O'Neill, 2018 Men's Hockey Olympian, originally from Bucks CountyO’Neill, a left-handed forward, was the 2012 Ivy League Hockey Player of the Year at Yale University, where he was team captain. He was the 2015 AHL Player of the Year, as well, and he has skated 22 games with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.

The Men’s Olympic Hockey bracket opens for the U.S. at 7:10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 14, against Slovenia. The four-team qualifying group also includes Slovakia and the Olympic Athletes From Russia. The 2018 Winter Olympics will conclude on Sunday, February 25.