Following the results of the fifth World Cup race of the season, the United States Luge Association announced the members of the U.S. Olympic team on Dec. 14. The 10 athletes -- three from men's singles, three from women's singles and two doubles pairs -- include Olympic veterans, as well as five sliders (three of them still in their teens) who will be making their Olympic debuts in Sochi.
The teenager from Pennsylvania needed a top-nine finish in Park City in order to clinch the third women's spot on the U.S. team. Britcher ended up finishing ninth, just enough to qualify for Sochi.
Hamlin won the 2009 World Championships and is headed to her third Olympics. Her best finish was 12th in Torino.
Hansen clinched qualification despite breaking her foot shortly before the start of the 2013-14 World Cup season. The 21-year-old was the national champion last season.
The 19-year-old Long Island, N.Y. native is competing on the senior tour for the first time in his life.
Chris Mazdzer became the first American to reach the World Cup men's singles podium in nearly seven years when he won a silver medal in Whistler in December. The next week Mazdzer again came in second place, this time in Park City.