A full spectrum of athletes comprise the United States Olympic snowboarding team this year. The veterans of the team include a four-time Olympian with two medals and a two-time gold medalist attempting to win gold in two separate events. The roster also features several rookies, including two first-time Olympic snowboard cross racers and a new crew of Olympians ready to compete in the inaugural slopestyle event. With the most gold medals all-time in snowboarding of any country, this year's team will look to continue America's dominance.
Ryan Stassel - slopestyle
Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Ryan Stassel earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team as a discretionary pick for slopestyle. He opened eyes at the Mammoth Mountain stop of the U.S. Grand Prix, taking the victory over a stacked field in the first of three slopestyle qualifiers that weekend. Finishing among the top-four Americans in each of the final four Olympic qualifiers, Stassel's trip to Sochi is well-deserved.
Jamie Anderson - slopestyle
Jamie Anderson has been the leading female figure in the new Olympic event, snowboard slopestyle. The 23-year-old Anderson is already a four-time X Games champion. Her Road to Sochi includes a victory at the 2013 World Cup in New Zealand and wins at four of the five U.S. qualifying events, setting her up as the favorite for gold next month.
Ty Walker - slopestyle
At 16 year old, Ty Walker is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic snowboarding team. She was the highest-placing American in women's slopestyle at the Copper Grand Prix in December.
Karly Shorr - slopestyle
Bolstered by a pair of 2nd-place finishes during the final weekend of qualifiers at the Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix, Karly Shorr made a late push to get her name into the conversation for Sochi. She finished in a tie for the final automatic spot on the women's slopestyle team but lost the tiebreaker and had to wait until discretionary selections were made. Shorr was ultimately named to the team and will represent the U.S. in her first Olympic appearance.
Jessika Jenson - slopestyle
Jessika Jenson, 22, was added to the women's slopestyle team via a discretionary selection at the conclusion of the qualifiers. Battling injuries over the last few years, Jenson was healthy and on point this season, landing on multiple podiums throughout the qualifying process to earn her first trip to the Olympics.