The world will finally see the long awaited Olympic debut of freeski halfpipe in Sochi. Check out images from the Olympic selection events, recapping halfpipe's Road to Sochi.
Dew Tour kicked off the Olympic selection events with a bang as the ladies came to prove they have what it takes to make it to Sochi. Three Americans swept the podium. Maddie Bowman snagged the top spot, while Angeli VanLananen finished second and Brita Sigourney wrapped up the podium in third.
When Sochi frontrunners Torin Yater-Wallace and Simon Dumont pulled out of Dew Tour due to injury, the gates opened for new talent to make their mark. A U.S. sweep of the podium kicked off the Road to Sochi and allowed David Wise, Aaron Blunck, and Lyman Currier to start their paths to the inaugural U.S. Olympic freeski team.
Bump in the road
After breaking two ribs and pulling out of Dew Tour, it would seem Torin Yater-Wallace would not going to Sochi. However, he made the team as a discretionary pick. With a clean slate, Yater-Wallace heads into Sochi as a medal competitor as he won the World Cup test event in Sochi last February.
Foreign threat: Canada
Canadian Mike Riddle is one to watch in the halfpipe. Securing his spot on the Canadian freeski team early, Riddle is armed and ready for the Winter Games. Here Riddle throws down at Dew Tour where he qualified for Team Canada.
Strong and steady
David Wise clinched his spot on the U.S. Olympic freeski halfpipe team with back-to-back wins in Breckenridge. His first place finishes at Dew Tour and the U.S. Grand Prix locked him in for Sochi.