Look for these likely first-time U.S. Olympians to contend for medals when the Games arrive in Italy next winter
Eric Bernotas, Skeleton
He peaked at the right time this season, with second- and first-place finishes, respectively, in the final two World Cup races.
Lindsey Jacobellis, Snowboarding
Dominated snowboardcross in winning the women's world championship and Grand Prix titles.
Kimmie Meissner, Figure skating
Just 15 years old, she completed the first triple Axel by a U.S. woman since Tonya Harding in 1991, taking bronze at the U.S. championships.
Hannah Teter, Snowboarding
Crafty moves in the halfpipe earned her the Grand Prix title and an X Games gold medal in '04.
Seth Wescott, Snowboarding
The veteran X Gamer was this year's men's snowboardcross world champion.