Professional athletes originally from the Reno Sparks area

Shannon Bahrke- 2002 Silver medalist and 2010 Bronze medalist  in Freestyle Ski at the Winter Olympics. 2007 Silver and 2003 World Cup Freestyle Bronze medalist. Born in Reno November 7, 1980. 

Luke Babbitt- Forward for the Portland Trail Blazers 2010, National Basketball Association Moved to Reno at age 9. Attended and played basketball at Galena High School and the University of Nevada, Reno

Jacob Dalton- 2012 Summer Olympic Gymnastic Team member. Vault Gold Medalist 2009, 2011, 2012 and Floor Gold Medalist 2011, 2012 Visa Championships. Born in Reno, attended Spanish Springs High School and trained at Gym Nevada. 

Armon Johnson- Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2010. Attended Hug High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. 

Joe Wieland- Right handed pitcher, San Diego Padres. Attended Bishop Manogue High School , received Nevada state Player of the Year. 


Professional athletes who attended the University of Nevada, Reno


Nate Burleson- NFL, Detroit

Chriss Carr- NFL, Baltimore

Ryan Church- MLB, NY Mets


Nick Fazekas-NBA, Denver

Frank Hawkins-NFL, LA/Oakland


Colin Kaepernick- NFL, San Francisco

Kevin Kouzmanoff- MLB, Oakland

Liu Lumin- 1996 Silver Medalist in 100m Butterfly

Lise Mackie- 1996 Bronze Medalist in 800m freestyle

Brock Marion- NFL, Detroit

Corky Miller- MLB, Chicago

Marion Motley-NFL, Hall of Fame

Lyle Overbay- MLB, Toronto

Darrel Rasner- MLB, NY Yankees


Jeff Rowe- NFL, New England


Chris Singleton- MLB, ESPN Commentator


Kirk Triplett- PGA