Sport: Alpine skiing
About her: Mikaela Shiffrin will be one of the top young skiers competing for a spot on the US squad. Originally from Vail, Colo., the 18-year-old competes for Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vt. Competing for the US, she took gold in the slalom and finished sixth in the giant slalom at the 2013 World Championships in Austria, as well as winning a 2013 World Cup title in slalom. She also brought home the 2011 and 2012 US championship slalom titles before her 18th birthday. For her slope side success, Shiffrin was named the 2012 World Cup Rookie of the Year.
Decision time: US Skiing will announce its team Jan. 29.