Freestyle Skiers

Who to Watch: Slopestyle

After bringing home a fistful of medals from Sochi in 2014, Team USA is looking to get back on the slopestyle podium in PyeongChang.

Nicholas Goepper

Nicolas Goepper
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Goepper’s first dabble in Olympic competition in Sochi won him a Slopestyle bronze. A dislocated shoulder held him back last season, but with surgery behind him, Goepper is out for more hardware at PyeongChang. Fun fact: Growing up in Indiana without slopes to practice at, Goepper, with help from his dad, built a practice slope in his backyard using AstroTurf and PVC pipe.

Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Height / Weight: 6’0″ / 165
Years on team: 4
Nicholas Goepper on Instagram

Alex Hall

Alex Hall
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Alaska-born Hall is the rookie of the group, breaking onto the scene in 2016 with a win at the Mammoth stop of the Revolution Tour. That year, he also stomped the first-ever switch triple cork 1800 in Australia. (That’s three inversions while spinning five times, after starting the jump backwards.) Fun fact: Hall’s family moved to Zurich when he was a year old, and he grew up skiing in the Alps.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Height / Weight: 6’4” / 180
Years on Team: 2
Alex Hall on Instagram

Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy
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With more medals than we have room to list, Kenworthy is a force in both halfpipe and slopestyle, winning Olympic silver in the latter at Sochi. Fun fact: An animal lover, Kenworthy brought home a family of stray dogs after the Sochi games.

Hometown: Telluride, Colo.
Height / Weight: 5’10” / 165
Years on Team: 5
Gus Kenworthy on Instagram

Check out Gus’ Team USA Halfpipe competitors.

Devin Logan

Devin Logan
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Sochi silver medalist Logan is a threat in both halfpipe and slopestyle, where she medaled. She’s also nabbed three X Games podiums and two World Cup wins. Fun fact: Logan wanted to race; her freeskier brothers talked her out of it.

Hometown: West Dover, Vt.
Height / Weight: 5’9″ / 175
Years on team: 5
Devin Logan on Instagram

Check out Devon’s Team USA Halfpipe competitors.

Maggie Voisin

Maggie Voisin
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Voisin qualified for the Sochi Olympic team at just 15 years old, the youngest U.S. Olympian since 1972. (She broke her ankle while practicing and didn’t get to compete.) Now 19, Voisin, who has an X Games silver under her belt and a first-place finish at the Slopestyle World Cup at Mammoth, looks to come back strong. Fun fact: Her silver in Aspen in 2014 made her the youngest skier at the time to medal at a Winter X Games.

Hometown: Whitefish, Mont.
Height / Weight: 5’6″ / 115
Years on team:3
Maggie Voisin on Instagram

McRae Williams

McRae Williams
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Williams has nabbed two X Games medals during his career, including a gold from Tignes in 2013. Last season was prolific for the 27-year-old, with a 2nd-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix Tour at Mammoth and 4th at Big Air at Fenway Park. PyeongChang will be Williams’ first Olympics, where he’ll look to show off his signature switch triple cork. Fun fact: Williams coaches the Fly Freestyle program at Utah Olympic Park.

Hometown: Park City, Utah
Height / Weight: 6’2’’ / 170
Years on Team: 4
McRae Williams on Instagram

You can find the entire Team USA roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on teamusa.org.

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