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    Local athletes to watch at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

    Shaun White from Carlsbad competes with the 2014 United States Olympic snowboarding team. Shaun White

    Read more: Shaun White goes for the gold -- twice -- in Sochi

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    USA's Shaun White walks off the course after his final run during the men's halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. White placed fourth. (Carlos Gonzalez/ Minneapolis Star Tribune/ MCT)
    Carlos Gonzalez | MCT
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Men
    Shaun White of the United States competes during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Men
    Shaun White of the United States waves to the crowd after a run during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Andy Wong)
    Andy Wong | AP
  • APTOPIX Sochi Olympics Snowboard
    Shaun White of the United States gets air during a snowboard half pipe training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • US Grand Prix Snowboarding
    Shaun White slides off a rail during the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle snowboarding finals, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Frisco, Colo. White finished third in the event.
    Julie Jacobson | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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    Jamie Anderson from Lake Tahoe competes with the 2014 United States Olympic snowboarding team.

    Read more: Anderson goes for more slopestyle gold at Winter X

    NBC | Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
  • Sochi Olympics Medals Ceremony Snowboard Women
    Women’s snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States stands on the podium during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/ David Goldman)
    David Goldman | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women
    Jamie Anderson of the United States takes a jump on her first run in the women's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Andy Wong)
    Andy Wong | AP
  • World Cup US Grand Prix Snowboarding
    Jamie Anderson slides off a rail during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle snowboarding qualifications on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Frisco, Colo.
    Julie Jacobson | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women
    United States' Jamie Anderson takes a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • SPORTS OLY-SBD-SLOPESTYLE 18 GT
    U.S. snowboard athlete Jamie Anderson, right, is congratulated by her sister Nora Anderson following the first day of snowboard slopestyle competition at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Slopestyle is one of several new sports being debuted at the Winter Games. (Mark Reis/ Colorado Springs Gazette/ MCT)
    MARK REIS | MCT
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    Chas Guldemond from Reno, NV competes with the 2014 United States Olympic snowboarding team.

    Read more: 14 things you didn't know about slopestyle snowboarder Chas Guldemond

    NBC | Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
  • Dew Tour Slopestyle Snowboarding
    Chas Guldemond flies off a jump during the slope style snowboarding final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Breckenridge, Colo.
    Julie Jacobson | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Patrick McDonald from Orangevale, competes with the 2014 United States Olympic Winter Games wheelchair curling team.

    Read more: Patrick McDonald finds calling on curling ice

    Richard Gray | World Curling Federation
  • United States' Jacqui Kapinowski steadies the chair of Patrick McDonald as he throws while facing Italy during wheelchair curling at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday, March 15, 2010.
    Darryl Dyck) | AP Photo/The Canadian Press
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    Hannah Teter from South Lake Tahoe competes with the 2014 United States Olympic snowboarding team.

    Read more: Vermont parents discover pride (and price) of Olympics

    NBC | Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women
    United States' Hannah Teter competes during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Felipe Dana)
    Felipe Dana | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Snowboard Women
    United States' Hannah Teter competes during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • Hannah Teter Global Ambassador Announcement and Unified Dual Slalom Races
    Olympic athlete and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Hannah Teter skis down Aspen Mountain during the unified dual slalom races in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
    Leigh Vogel | AP Images for Special Olympics
  • 2013 Olympic Media Summit
    John Teller from Mammoth competes with the 2014 United States Olympic freeskiing team.

    Read more: Getting to know ski cross racer John Teller

    Carlo Allegri | AP
  • SPORTS OLY-SKI-MCROSS 2 GT
    USA's John Teller, left, and France's Jonathan Midol clear a jump together during the men's ski cross at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (Mark Reis/ Colorado Springs Gazette/ MCT)
    MARK REIS | MCT
  • Germany World Cup Skicross
    Second placed John Teller from the United States,left, France's third placed Christopher Delbosco, right and Finland's Jouni Pellinen in action during the men's skicross semi final at the World Cup ski event in Bischofswiesen, south Germany , Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
    Kerstin Joensson | AP
  • 2013 Olympic Media Summit
    Marco Sullivan from Squaw Valley, competes with the 2014 United States Olympic Alpine skiing team.

    Read more: Sullivan rounding back into form after concussion

    Carlo Allegri | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men
    United States' Marco Sullivan comes to a halt at the end of a men's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
    Christophe Ena | AP
  • Canada Mens World Cup Downhill Skiing
    Marco Sullivan of the United States races during a training run for the Men's World Cup downhill skiing event in Lake Louise, Alberta, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
    Jonathan Hayward | AP
  • Brita Sigourney from Carmel competes with the 2014 United States Olympic freeskiing team.

    Second-place finisher Brita Sigourney, of the United States, celebrates on the podium following the women's U.S. Grand Prix freestyle halfpipe skiing event Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Park City, Utah.

    Read more: Freeskier Brita Sigourney of Carmel has perfect temperament for high-flying sport

    Rick Bowmer | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women
    Brita Sigourney of the United States crashes during the women's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Women
    Brita Sigourney of the United States gets air during the women's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • World Cup US Grand Prix Freestyle Skiing
    Brita Sigourney flies above the lip of the halfpipe during the World Cup U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe freestyle skiing finals on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Frisco, Colo. Sigourney took first place in the event.
    Julie Jacobson | AP
  • NHL 2014: Penguins vs Stars JAN 25
    Brooks Orpik of San Francisco, competes with the 2014 United States Olympic hockey team.

    January 25, 2014: Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) in action during the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

    Read more: Brooks Orpik happy with selection

    Patrick Green | AP
  • SPORTS OLY-HKO-CAN-USA 19 TB
    Canada defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) collides with USA defensemen John Carlson (4) and Brooks Orpik (44) in the second period of a men's hockey semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (Brian Cassella/ Chicago Tribune/ MCT)
    Brian Cassella | MCT
  • Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men
    Canada forward Sidney Crosby shoots the puck against USA defenseman Brooks Orpik as USA goaltender Jonathan Quick defends the goal during the third period of a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/ Petr David Josek)
    Petr David Josek | AP
  • SPORTS OLY-HKO-CZE-USA 24 MCT
    USA defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) works the puck along the boards against Czech Republic forward Patrik Elias (26) and Czech Republic forward Martin Erat (91) during the first period of a Winter Olympics quarterfinal game at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The USA beat the Czech Republic, 5-2. (Chuck Myers/ MCT)
    Chuck Myers | MCT
  • Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Men
    USA forward James van Riemsdyk (21), forward David Backes (42) and defenseman Brooks Orpik pressure Slovakia goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) as defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) skates in to help during the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/ Matt Slocum)
    Matt Slocum | AP
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    USA defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) congratulates USA goalie Jonathan Quick (32) following a 7-1 victory over Slovakia at Shayba Arena during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (Chuck Myers/ MCT)
    Chuck Myers | MCT
  • Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup
    Julia Mancuso from Squaw Valley competes with the 2014 United States Olympic alpine skiing team.

    Julia Mancuso, of the United States, smiles in the finish area after completing an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-g, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Mancuso finished in seventh place.

    Read more: Julia Mancuso Carves Her Path in Lindsey Vonn’s Shadow

    Armando Trovati | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Women
    United States' Julia Mancuso passes a gate in the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Alessandro Trovati)
    Alessandro Trovati | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Women
    United States' Julia Mancuso skis out the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
    Christophe Ena | AP
  • SPORTS OLY-SKI-DOWNHILL 4 GT
    U.S. skier Julia Mancuso hangs her head after seeing her time in the women's downhill competition during the Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (Mark Reis/ Colorado Springs Gazette/ MCT)
    Mark Reis | MCT
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    USA's Julia Mancuso celebrates her bronze medal win in the women's super combined skiing at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group/ MCT)
    Nhat V. Meyer | MCT
  • Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup
    Julia Mancuso of the United States speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Mancuso placed 7th.
    Marco Trovati | AP
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    USA's Julia Mancuso, of Squaw Valley, Calif., heads down the course for the downhill portion of the women's super combined skiing at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/ Bay Area News Group/ MCT)
    Nhat V. Meyer | MCT
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Women
    United States' Julia Mancuso makes a turn in a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Alessandro Trovati)
    Alessandro Trovati | AP
  • Tim Jitloff
    Tim Jitloff from Reno, NV competes with the 2014 United States Olympic alpine skiing team.

    Read more: Ligety, Bode, Jitloff give US men strong start

    Sarah Brunson
  • Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup
    Tim Jitloff, of the US, speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Alta Badia, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
    Marco Trovati | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • 2013 Olympic Media Summit
    Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley. competes with the 2014 United States Olympic Alpine skiing team.

    Read more: Ganong looks for breakout year with Sochi looming

    Carlo Allegri | ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men
    United States' Travis Ganong jumps during the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/ Luca Bruno)
    Luca Bruno | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men
    United States' Travis Ganong reacts after finishing the men's downhill at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Gero Breloer)
    Gero Breloer | AP
  • Austria Alpine Skiing World Cup
    Travis Ganong of the United States speeds down the course of an alpine ski men's World Cup Super G in Kitzbuehel, Austria, Saunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
    Shinichiro Tanaka | AP
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    Stacey Cook from Mammoth competes with the 2014 United States Olympic alpine skiing team.

    Read more: Cook charges to Sochi between Cortina's cliffs

    NBC | Mitchell Haaseth/NBC
  • Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Women
    United States' Stacey Cook makes a turn during a women's downhill training run for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Charles Krupa)
    Charles Krupa | AP
  • Italy Alpine Skiing World Cup
    Stacey Cook of the Unites States speeds down the course to take the 13th place at an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-g, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Sunday Jan. 26, 2014.
    Marco Trovati | AP
  • David Wise from Reno, NV competes with the 2014 United States Olympic freeskiing team.

    United States Olympic Winter Games freeskier David Wise and his daughter Nayeli pose for a portrait at the 2013 Team USA Media Summit on Monday, October 1, 2013 in Park City, UT.

    Read more: For David Wise, a gold medal hopeful, road to Sochi rests on Reno connection

    Carlo Allegri | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men
    Gold medalist David Wise of the United States, center, celebrates with silver medalist Mike Riddle of Canada, left, and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland of France, after the men's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
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    David Wise of the USA skis on his way to a gold medal in the men's ski halfpipe at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (Brian Cassella/ Chicago Tribune/ MCT)
    Brian Cassella | MCT
  • Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men
    David Wise of the United States reacts after a run during the men's ski halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing Men
    David Wise of the United States jumps during a freestyle skiing training session in the halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)
    Sergei Grits | AP
  • US Grand Prix Freestyle Skiing
    David Wise, of the United States, competes during the men's U.S. Grand Prix freestyle halfpipe skiing event Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Park City, Utah.
    Rick Bowmer | AP
  • Nick Cunningham from Monterery competes with the 2014 United States Bobsled team

    Nick Cunningham celebrates after competing at the men's World Cup two-man bobsled competition Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Nick Cunningham and his brakeman Dallas Robinson came in second place.

    Read more: Olympic bobsledder Nick Cunningham is on a drive for gold

    Rick Bowmer | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men
    The two-man team from the United States USA-3, piloted by Nick Cunningham, speeds down the track during the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)
    Natacha Pisarenko | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men
    The two-man team from the United States USA-3, piloted by Nick Cunningham, start a run during the men's two-man bobsled training at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Michael Sohn)
    Michael Sohn | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men
    The team from the United States USA-3, piloted by Nick Cunningham, left, and brakeman Dallas Robinson, smile after their final run during the men's two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong)
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • Sochi Olympics Bobsleigh Men
    The USA-2 sled from the United States piloted by Nick Cunningham, takes a turn during a training run for the two-man bobsled at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
    Michael Sohn | AP
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