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 http://renosparkswiki.org/Luke_Babbitt
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 http://renosparkswiki.org/colin_kaepernick
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