This could be an awsome year for the US Ski Team at the Olympics. Evan Dybvig, Travis Ramos, Toby Dawson, Hannah Hardaway, all either won WC events, or placed second last year. Veterans Jonny Moseley, Donna Weinbrecht, and Ann Battelle will all be returning to compete. Moseley will be defending bump gold. Weinbrecht is the most successfull US skier in international competition ever. The Finns might dispute this one but I think Dybvig and Moseley will medal for sure. For the women, I bodly predict Hannah Hardaway will land a big heli and take home Olympic gold, becoming America's sweetheart in the process. She's a hottie!
In aerials, you gotta love the depth on the Men's team. Who would bet against Eric Bergoust? How about Joe Pack? They finished one and two on the WC last year. Brian Currutt and Jerry Grossi have also shown they have what it takes to compete against the world's best. I think Bergy will take home a medal to match his Gold from Nagano.
The racers could do well too. Picabo proved her comeback a reality by besting a big gun international field at an FIS speed event in the US last year. Rahlves will definatly be a strong favorite. Fleischer, Koznick, Schleper, who knows? Americans always seem to rise to the occasion at the Olympics. Who would have predicted medals from Armstrong and Johnson in Serejavo, Roffe, Picaboo, and Moe in Norway? Actually, Johnson did predict his victory, but Moe and Picaboo were just breakin through when they medaled. Armstrong and Roffe? Very unexpected. Americans competeing at home? Expect big things.