The third-ranked women’s fencer in the US, Holmes, 22, took childhood lessons at the Chevy Chase Fencing Club and graduated from National Cathedral School.
The 26-year-old runner from Maryland recently won his third Wanamaker mile—against the country’s top track-and-field talent—and will likely compete for gold in the 1,500-meter.
After disappointing results in the past two Olympics, the 27-year-old distance swimmer, who grew up in Great Falls, is looking to bounce back in Rio.
If the 19-year-old boxer from Capitol Heights finishes first or second in a May tournament in Azerbaijan, he’ll represent the United States in Rio.
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This article appears in our June 2016 issue of Washingtonian.