At least Bucher and Judge can count on being in Calgary together, and that's one pressure situation they look forward to. "Somebody asked me how I was going to feel at the Opening Ceremonies," says Bucher, the figure skater turned freestyle skier. "I said, 'I'm going to be looking for Debi Thomas and Brian Orser—all the people I've looked up to for years."
And she's not going to be intimidated by any bozos throwing Milk-Bones and insults. "For once, I'm going to be performing in front of everybody, and on TV, not just for the people who think they know skiing," she says. "Everybody's going to see what it is freestylers do, and each person can then decide whether he hates the sport or likes it."