The figures on the map represent the total number of FACES from each state.
There are more pools here (961,184) than in any other state, which explains why it has the most divers (18), swimmers (130) and water polo players (43).
Nine-year-old Craig Paschal (12/4/72), one of five climbers from Washington, scaled his way into FACES by reaching the summits of five mountains: Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak, Mount Baker, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier.
Ten of 35 dogsled racers—the most of any state—have come from the land of the Iditarod. Maine and New Hampshire are tied for second (six).
It could be because so many gamble away their bus fare, but this state has the most cross-country and long-distance runners per capita.
The state that has almost as many cattle (1.6 million) as people (1.9 million) ranks second to Texas (19) with 10 rodeo-related FACES.
Jan Bucher of Salt Lake City (3/14/83) is the only FACE ever featured for ballet skiing, which consists of a series of jumps, spins and gliding steps set to choreographed music.
Hawaii has produced as many cribbage players as surfers (three).
This winter-sports mecca has had only eight (of 179 total) skiers, but it ranks 14th (with 39) in total track and field athletes, including decathlon, cross-country and marathon.
Oklahoma State has won 34 national team wrestling titles, and the state has had 20 wrestlers in FACES, fifth most behind Pennsylvania (49), Michigan (32), Ohio (26) and California (30).