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Jeremy Abbott, Aspen (Figure Skating)

Took 9th place in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games for men’s figure skating, and seven-time Grand Prix series medalist

Lanny Barnes, Durango

Lanny Barnes, 31 runner up for the Olympic team – it was her twin sister, Tracy, who initially grabbed the ticket to Sochi but due to illnesses during the trials .Tracy forfeited her spot, knowing that Lanny was next in line and would be named to the Olympic team.

Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte (Freestyle Skiing)

17-year-old Blunck grabbed second place in halfpipe freestyle skiing in 2013′s Copper Mountain Grand Prix, has had seven World Cup starts since 2011 and reached the 2013 World Cup podium.

Bobby Brown, Denver (Freestyle Skiing)

Brown, 22, made a name for himself in 2010 by pulling in two gold medals at the Winter X Games – the first skier to ever do so.

David Chodounsky, Crested Butte (Slalom Skiing)

“I can definitely attribute my development to the skier I am today not only to the on-course training, but also to the off-piste terrain that Colorado offered,” Chodounsky’s site biography says.

Alex Diebold, Boulder (Snowboarding)

In 2005, he placed in the Aspen X Games and in 2013 he reached the podium for the first time and took silver in the World Cup.

Taylor Fletcher, Steamboat Springs (Nordic Combined)

Placed 16th in the overall World Cup standings in 2013, ranking him the highest of all competing U.S. men.

Arielle Gold, Steamboat Springs (Snowboarding)

Gold, 17, took bronze at last year’s Winter X Games in the halfpipe and landed on the podium for almost every competition she was in throughout 2013.

Taylor Gold, Steamboat Springs (Snowboarding)

In the 2013 season and placed sixth out of more than 100 riders in the Burton U.S. open.


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