Meet the North Texans Representing Team USA – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

After a year-long delay, the Tokyo Olympics are now less than a week away.

At least 14 North Texans will represent the United States:

  • Tom Scott was raised in Richardson and attended Jesuit College Prep in Dallas.
  • Brian Irr is a New York native but moved to North Texas four years ago to train in Plano. He and Scott are two of the four karate athletes heading to Tokyo for Team USA.

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  • Jasmine Moore, from Grand Prairie, is a track and field phenom. She was a 9x state champion at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School. She’ll compete in the triple jump.

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Jasmine Moore, far right, celebrates with other triple jump Olympic qualifiers for Team USA

  • Hailey Hernandez is on the Team USA Diving team. She’ll plunge into Olympic competition just two months after graduating from Southlake Carroll High School.

For Haley Hernandez, the summer has been spent getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics after earning her spot with TEAM USA diving.

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For Haley Hernandez, the summer has been spent getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics after earning her spot with TEAM USA diving.

  • Ariel Atkins went to Duncanville High School and now plays for the Washington Mystics in the WNBA. She will represent Team USA for 5×5 basketball.

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  • Allisha Gray, a Dallas Wings start from Georgia, will represent Team USA in 3×3 basketball.

Allisha Gray, guard for the Dallas Wings, will make history as one of the U.S. Olympians on the team for Women’s 3x3 basketball.

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Allisha Gray, guard for the Dallas Wings, will make history as one of the U.S. Olympians on the team for Women’s 3×3 basketball.

  • Chiaka Ogbogu, a volleyball player or Team USA, calls Coppell home. According to her biography, she left the University of Texas as the school record holder in career blocks. 

Chiaka Ogbogu (11) of Eczacibasi VitrA in action during the CEV Women's Champions League Group D match between Eczacibasi VitrA and Lokomotiv Kaliningrad at Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall in Istanbul, Turkey on December 09, 2020.

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Chiaka Ogbogu (11) of Eczacibasi VitrA in action during the CEV Women’s Champions League Group D match between Eczacibasi VitrA and Lokomotiv Kaliningrad at Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall in Istanbul, Turkey on December 09, 2020.

  • Austin Krajicek, from Plano, is on Team USA Tennis.

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Austin Krajicek of Team USA plays a backhand in the doubles match against Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini of Team Italy during day five of the ATP Cup Group Stage at RAC Arena on January 07, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

  • TCU alum and Fort Worth resident Ronnie Baker will seek the title of ‘world’s fastest man when he runs the 100-meter dash.

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  • Bryson DeChambeau, a professional golfer living in Dallas, heads to Tokyo after he finishes the British Open.

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Bryson DeChambeau of the United States waves on the 13th green during the second round of the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Resort’s Ocean Course on May 21, 2021 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

  • Austen Smith of Keller will aim for gold as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic shooting team.

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  • Vincent Hancock, of Fort Worth, already has two Olympic gold medals in skeet shooting and is back on Team USA again.

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  • Emma Malabuyo, a gymnast from Flower Mound, made Team USA as an alternate.

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  • Jourdan Delacruz, a weightlifter from Wylie, is looking to lift her team to Olympic gold.

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