Jim Urquhart-USA TODAY Sports
The freestyle skiing team for America is incredibly deep. While there aren't any big medal contenders in aerials or ski cross, the rest of the events should see an American on the podium.
For the men, Patrick Deneen, the 26-year-old who was a favorite in Vancouver before he crashed and finished 19th, is a medal favorite.
On the women's side, defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney is expected to run away with the title, while 21-year-old Heidi Kloser had a chance to medal before her dreams were shattered when she injured her knee in a practice run on Thursday.
David Wise, the 23-year-old husband, father and youth-group leader, is the favorite for the men. Aaron Blunck, 17, and Torin Yater-Wallace, the 18-year-old who is recovering quickly after suffering a collapsed lung two months ago, could join Wise on the podium.
For the women, 20-year-old Maddie Bowman is in contention for the gold medal after winning a gold at the recent X Games.
Many talented Americans, including Angeli VanLaanen, the 28-year-old recovering from Lyme disease, and Brita Sigourney, a former water polo player, and Devin Logan, the 20-year-old dual specialist, have medaling potential.
Nick Goepper is set to cement his burgeoning celebrity status—he was on the Late Show with David Letterman last month—with a gold medal in Sochi. A host of other Americans, such as Gus Kenworthy, Bobby Brown and Joss Christensen, could medal as well in the event's inaugural Games.
In the women's event, keep an eye on 15-year-old Maggie Voisin, the youngest Winter Olympian on Team USA in 42 years, as well as Devin Logan and Keri Herman.