Famous NH Athletes
NH Sports Stars & Celebrities Born or Living in NH
NH athetes are world-famous… well at least some of them are. Join us in saluting some outstanding New England sports stars and athletes from New Hampshire. This northern New England state has been home to many famous people. From baseball stars to inventors, poets to politicians, New Hampshire is where the following well-known people and celebrities were born or called home. Ask us about NH Sports Celebrities or share your suggestions. To feature your NH business, contact us.
NH Sports Stars, Athletes & Celebrities
|Barbara Ann Cochran (born 1951) Barbara was an Olympic gold medalist in slalom skiing event at the 1972 Olympic Games.|
|Carlton Fisk (born 1947) Fisk was born in Bellows Falls, VT and grew up in Charlestown, N.H. During his first year as a starting catcher for the Boston Red Sox he was named Rookie of the Year, was elected for the American League All-Star Team, and won the A.L.’s Gold Glove Award.|
|Mike Flanagan (born 1951) Flanagan was brought up in Manchester, NH. He became a Cy Young Award winner and an American League leader with the Baltimore Orioles.|
|Red Rolfe (1908 -1969) Rolfe played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and was an American League Leader in 1939 with 213 hits and 139 runs.|
|Chris Carpenter Carpenter graduated in 1993 from Trinity High School in Manchester, NH, where he earned Athlete-of-the-Year honors as a senior. He was selected all-state for three years in both baseball and hockey. He now plays Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals. Chris won the NL Cy Young Award and was the New England Player of Year in 2005. Chris, wife Alyson and family reside in Bedford, NH.|
|Bode Miller (born 1977)
Bode Miller grew up in Easton, a village nearFranconia. His family chose to live in a cabin without running water or electricity. Growing up, he excelled at tennis and soccer, but found his true calling on the slopes of Cannon Mountain in Franconia State Park. Bode is known for his independent spirit and unorthodox skiing style. In 2005 he was the first American in 22 years to win the overall World Cup title.
The man known as Triple H, now part of the WWE, grew up in Nashua NH. As a lean 14 year old he won a free week at a small local gym over the summer. He liked it so much that he spent nearly everyday of the next three years training there. After winning many body building competitions he joined the independent wrestling circuit. From there he joined the WCW where the WWE noticed him.
Snowboarder, Scotty Lago is from Seabrook, New Hampshire and made national news when he won a Bronze Medal as a member of the 2010 US Olympic Team on February 17th of that year. Scotty began snowboarding in Amesbury, MA and has been riding since 1996.
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