On January 26, 2010, the 2010 U.S. Olympic Alpine team was named. The
nominated skiers fulfilled international standards set by the
International Ski Federation (FIS) and exhibited results during the
2009-10 season that merited an Olympic berth according to the coaches
and officials with the U.S. Ski Team.
Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA
Jimmy Cochran, Keene, NH
Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID
Tommy Ford, Bend, OR
Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV
Nolan Kasper, Warren, VT
Ted Ligety, Park City, UT
Bode Miller, Franconia, NH
Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT
Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY
Jake Zamansky, Aspen, CO
There are five Alpine events contested at the Olympics Games: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and super-combined.
Up to four skiers may compete in any one event. (See women's team)
2006 Olympic Alpine combined champion Ted "Shred" Ligety has medal potential in several events at the 2010 Games.
A two-time overall World Cup champion and the 2009 Superstars runner-up, Bode Miller has had his best Olympics performance ever, with medals in three events.
Nicknamed "War Horse," Andrew Weibrecht looks to live up to his name when he skis the speed events and the super-combined in his Olympic debut.
Easy-going off the mountain slopes, but mean on them, Californian Marco Sullivan hopes to speed to a medal in 2010.
Technical event specialist Jimmy Cochran looks to carve up the competition at Whistler Creekside.
A skier who prefers quiet in the start house, 2006 Olympian Steven Nyman hopes to make some noise in the speed events at Whistler Creekside.
The newest U.S. A-teamer, speed event racer Erik Fisher, is riding a head of steam into his first Olympics.
The oldest of 13 first-time Olympians on the U.S. Alpine team, this giant slalom specialist has experienced many turns in the road.
The U.S. Alpine C-team member from Oregon followed up a break-out 2009 with his first Olympic berth in 2010.
Three-time Alpine national champion Tim Jitloff hopes to show winning form in his Olympic debut.
The youngest member of the U.S. men's Olympic Alpine team got the call to Whistler on a crazy night in Schladming, Austria.
A huge Gonzaga basketball fan, this young skier hopes to experience some February Madness in his first Olympics.