Five additional freeskiing athletes were nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to be a part of the Olympic debut of halfpipe and slope style skiing.Those five additional skiers are Torin Yater-Wallace, Annalisa Drew, Joss Christensen, Julia Krass and Maggie Voisin.
In addition, skicross athlete John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was nominated to the team, following his win in the final Olympic qualifying World Cup last week. With the confirmation of quotas within freestyle skiing, the USSA added two skiers in halfpipe and three in slopestyle to round out the full team. The formal naming of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team by the United States Olympic Committee is set for Jan. 27.
Photo: Jen Desmond / Skier John Teller U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix Ski Cross at Canyons, on his way to Sochi for skier cross!
Photo: Sarah Brunson / Torin Yater-Wallace spring training camp at Mammoth Mountain
Photo: Sarah Brunson / Skier Annalisa Drew in her element, she is now going to Sochi on the U.S. Olympic Freeski Halfpipe Team