- Sport: Olympic Freestyle Skiing
- Nation: United States of America
- DOB: September 22, 1972
- Hometown: Aspen, CO
- Career Highlights: A four-time Olympic qualifier in alpine skiing, Puckett is making his first appearance in freestyle competition despite suffering
a severe shoulder injury during a race in France on Jan. 9. ... Had a setback in his recovery, but expects to compete in Vancouver.
Landed awkwardly on a jump at the Winter X Games on Jan. 30, jamming the shoulder. ... Retired from the U.S. Alpine Ski Team
in 2002, but quickly set his sights on ski cross and has become a star after winning a gold medal in the X Games and a strong
performance on the Ski Tour. … Placed second in his first World Cup, at France in January. ... Increased his Olympic chances
with a fourth-place finish in a World Cup event at France on Jan. 10. ... Did not qualify in the slalom in his last two appearances
in the Olympics. Placed seventh in ’94, at Lillehammer.
- Olympic History: 2002,1998,1994