Todd Lodwick 2010
Todd Lodwick (John Leyba, Denver Post file)

California has seven times the population of Colorado, but Colorado was right behind California on the list of Olympians going to the Sochi Olympics.

The U.S. Olympic Committee released its 230-person roster for Sochi on Monday, and California led the nation with 20. Colorado and Minnesota were tied for second with 19, and New York produced 18.

The list features 105 returning Olympians, 99 of whom competed in Vancouver four years ago. There are 49 medalists, 13 Olympic champions.

Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs will become the first six-time Winter Olympian for the U.S. His nordic combined teammate Bill Demong and alpine racer Bode Miller will be competing in their fifth.

Also on the U.S. team is Avalanche center Paul Stastny. The USOC lists his hometown as St. Louis. Other Avs players going to the Olympics: Matt Duchene, Canada; Semyon Varlamov, Russia; and Gabe Landeskog, Sweden.

The University of Denver men's alpine team had three current or former racers named to 2014 Olympic teams: Junior Trevor Philp (Canada), freshman Sebastian Brigovic (Croatia) and former DU skier Leif Kristian Haugen (Norway).

Here is a list of Coloradans who will compete in Sochi Feb 7-23:

Jeremy Abbott, 28, Figure Skating, Aspen

Lanny Barnes, 31, Biathlon, Durango

Aaron Blunck, 17, Halfpipe Skiing, Crested Butte

Bobby Brown, 22, Slopestyle Skiing, Breckenridge

David Chodounsky, 29, Alpine Skiing, Crested Butte

Lyman Currier, 19, Halfpipe Skiing, Boulder

Bryan Fletcher, 27, Nordic Combined, Steamboat Springs

Taylor Fletcher, 23, Nordic Combined, Steamboat Springs

Arielle Gold, 17, Halfpipe Snowboarding, Steamboat Springs

Taylor Gold, 20, Halfpipe Snowboarding

Simi Hamilton, 26, Cross-Country, Aspen

Keri Herman, 31, Slopestyle Skiing, Breckenridge

Noah Hoffman, 24, Cross-Country, Aspen

Gus Kenworthy, 22, Slopestyle Skiing, Telluride

Heidi Kloser, 21, Moguls Skiing, Vail

Justin Reiter, 33, Parallel Snowboarding, Steamboat Springs

Mikaela Shiffrin, 18, Alpine Skiing, Eagle-Vail

Torin Yater-Wallace, 18, Halfpipe Skiing, Basalt

Todd Lodwick, 37, Nordic Combined, Steamboat Springs

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