In 2006, Seth Wescott solidified his status as the world's preeminent competitor in snowboarding's newest Olympic event with a gold medal in snowboard cross... When he's not competing on the World Cup circuit, the pensive, well-spoken veteran can be found making first descents down treacherous Alaskan slopes, which he has described as "total chaos"... The 33-year-old is making his second Olympic appearance in Vancouver.
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.