2004 all-around Olympic champion. His twin brother Morgan has found
success as a role player on both the Sydney and Athens Olympic Teams.
After a lengthy hiatus from the sport, both brothers now aim to make
their third Olympic team.
-- Reese Hoffa (Track & Field) -- As a four-year-old, Reese was sent to
live at an orphanage by his troubled teenage mother after he
accidentally burned down his family's home. In 2000, after being raised
by a nurturing adoptive family, he reunited with his birth mother
through an online search. Now, Reese, the current world champion in the
shot put, is proud of his strong relationships with both his "A-Mom"
(adoptive mother) and "B-Mom" (birth mother) and looks to his non-
traditional family for the support to fulfill his Olympic dream.
-- Chellsie Memmel (Gymnastics) -- After serving as an alternate on the
2004 Athens team, Chellsie returned to the gymnastics coach that she
left at age seven -- her father, Andy. The father-daughter partnership
seemed to be a perfect fit as she went on to the win the 2005 all-round
world championship, but suffered a setback as Chellsie underwent
shoulder surgery. The ultimate test now is whether or not she can hold
up among a world of teenage challengers in her last chance to make the
-- Steve & Katie Mocco (Wrestling and Judo) -- When the Mocco's father
enrolled young Steve in judo to supplement his wrestling, little sister
Katie always tagged along. Soon after, Katie's own passion for judo
became clear. Now both Moccos continue to support one another as they
train in different parts of the country with the same goal of reaching
-- Lauryn Williams (Track & Field) -- When Lauryn won a silver medal in
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