Name: Ted Ligety
Events: Combined, Downhill, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Super G
Stats: 29; 5 foot 11
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Olympic Record: Gold in 2006; Competed in 2006 and 2010
Background: A two-time Olympian, Ligety arrives in Sochi following one of the best years of his career. Ligety was a member of the U.S. delegations in Turino in 2006, where he won a gold medal in combined, and in Vancouver in 2010.
He is currently the third-ranked skier in the world, according to World Cup standings, winning golds in super G, slalom and giant slalom.
Ligety has won six national championships, and is the founder of Shred Optics, a sunglasses and goggles company.