Daron Rahlves (above) won the fabled Lauberhorn downhill last Saturday in Wengen, Switzerland, his third downhill win of the season, fortifying his position as the Olympic favorite. Here's a look at the top U.S. downhillers of the World Cup era (1968-present).
Nine career World Cup downhill victories; finished 16th in 2002 Olympic downhill
Three World Cup downhills; won Olympic gold medal in '84
Two World Cup downhills; 2006 will be his first Olympic downhill
Two World Cup downhills; highest finish in three Olympic downhills was ninth in '98
One World Cup downhill; best finish in three Olympic downhills was ninth in '92
No World Cup downhills; surprise Olympic gold medalist in '94