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Posted: February 05, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: Who is Bradie Tennell?

What You Need To Know About Bradie Tennell

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2018 Winter Olympics: Who is Bradie Tennell?
SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 03: Bradie Tennell 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)

By WPXI.com

Bradie Tennell is a relative newcomer to the international figure skating stage.

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Tennell, from Carpentersville, Illinois, has been skating since she was 2 years old.

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After a big win at the U.S. National Championships, she earned her ticket to the Pyeongchang Games but she says the whole experience has been surreal.

“I can remember, you know, dreaming about it and being like, ‘Mom, I wonder what it would be like to march in the Opening Ceremonies with all those athletes and the cameras, and ‘Oh, my goodness, how cool that would be,’” Tennell told WPXI. “And now I get to go live it. It’s crazy.”

Other interesting facts:

  • Skated to the music from “Cinderella,” one of her favorite movies, at U.S. National Championships.
  • Has two younger brothers, Austin and Shane, who play ice hockey.
  • Volunteers at an assisted living home each week.
  • Enjoys cooking, swimming and skiing.

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