American Olympians go for the gold at the Winter Games from Russia… with love!
Ashley Wagner, 22
The dirty-blonde beauty just missed the cut in 2010 — but was ready to go for it again after winning back-to-back national championships in 2012 and 2013, saying, “I’m ecstatic!”
Shani Davis, 31
At 2006’s Torino Games, he became the first African American to win gold in an individual Winter Olympics event; in Vancouver in 2010, he became the first athlete to ever win back-to-back gold at the 1,000 meters, and now Shani has the chance to be the first man to ever win three straight golds in any Winter Games individual event.
Ellery Hollingsworth, 22
She’s one of the youngest in the competition, but the stunning snowboarder has been on a board since she was 6 and was the first woman in history to land a 1080 (that’s three complete twists for the geometry-impaired) at the ripe old age of 19!
Zach Parise, 29
The beefcake Team USA captain returns to lead the squad after getting silver in 2010. When he’s not an Olympian, the Minneosta native plays for his hometown team, the Wild, in the NHL.
If these ripped abs look familiar, that’s because just two years ago Lolo — who proudly remains a virgin — finished 4th in the high hurdles at the 2012 London Summer Games. Disappointed about not medaling, the stunner took up the bobsled after that, putting on 20 lbs. and becoming one of only 10 Americans in Olympics history to compete in both the Winter and Summer Games.
Bode Miller, 36
The controversial bad boy who famously boasted of skiing wasted has grown up. now the married father of two is amped to hit the slopes and add to his total of five Olympic medals.
Gracie Gold, 18
The 2014 national champion’s name says it all as she competes in her first Winter Olympics.
Allison Baver, 33
The sexy, short track speed skater came back from a horrific leg break in 2007 to take the bronze in the 3,000-meter relay in 2010. now she’s dreaming of gold as well as Mr. Right: Last year Allison, who previously dated fellow Team USA skater Apolo Ohno — failed to make a love connection on Millionaire Matchmaker.
Danny Davis, 25
If you’re gonna rock the mountain man look, you could do a lot worse than this radical dude. A hopeful in 2010 — he missed out after getting injured in an ATV accident — Danny just won the top prize in the Men’s Snowboard Superpipe at the X Games and is a favorite to challenge Shaun White for gold.
Shaun White, 27
You can’t get much cooler than this bro. The Godfather of snowboarding trimmed his trademarked long red locks, which he says will help him get even more air while making his epic jumps, as he tries to add to his two gold medals.