Sport: Snowboard halfpipe
About him: Scotty Lago is hoping to build off of his breakout international performance from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, in which he captured the bronze medal in the halfpipe. In addition, Lago has won four X Games medals (one gold, two silver, one bronze), has a victory and three podiums in the FIS World Cup, and has five top-three finishes at the Grand Prix, four in halfpipe and one in slopestyle. Lago, a native of Seabrook, N.H., is third in the World Snowboard Tour rankings.
Decision time: US Snowboarding will announce its team Jan. 22.