Chloe Kim | La Palma, Calif. | Snowboarding
This is an article from the Feb. 3, 2014 issue
Chloe, an eighth-grader at La Palma Christian School (who, at 13, is too young for Olympic competition) finished second to Olympian Kelly Clark in back-to-back halfpipe events in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., to finish second overall in Sochi qualifying. Last week Chloe earned silver during her first X Games appearance, in Aspen, Colo.
Colin White | Hanover, Mass. | Ice Hockey
Colin, a sophomore forward at Pioneer High in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he trains with the national development program's under-17 team, led all skaters in points (10 goals, eight assists) in six games at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He scored in the title game to help the U.S. beat Canada's Team Pacific 4--0.
Amber Glenn | Plano, Texas | Figure Skating
Amber, an eighth-grader at Texas Virtual Academy, placed first in both the short program and the free skate at the U.S. championships in Boston to earn the junior ladies' title. In October she won bronze at the Junior Grand Prix in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Amber, who trains at the Dallas Figure Skating Club, will compete at junior worlds in March.
Steve Baskis | Verona, Wis. | Paralympic Nordic Skiing
Baskis, 28, who lost his vision in an IED blast six years ago while serving as an Army infantryman in Iraq, and who has been skiing for only nine weeks, completed the visually impaired biathlon and 10K cross-country skate race at his first national championships, in Midway, Utah. He skis with a guide and shoots a sound-guided laser rifle in biathlon.
Alexis Keeney | Virgil, N.Y. | Freestyle Skiing
Keeney, a 2013 graduate of Colorado, won the first-ever women's slopestyle freeskiing title at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy, in December, scoring 82.60 points to beat Fabienne Werder of Switzerland by 17.40. In January '13, Keeney, who works as a ski instructor and restaurant hostess, won the Winter X Games rail jam in Aspen, Colo.
Paolo Borromeo | Los Angeles | Figure Skating
Paolo, a sophomore at California Virtual Academy, won the national men's novice title in Boston. He was first in the short program and free skate, at which he earned a record 114.20 points. Paolo almost missed his short program when his scheduled taxi never showed up. His mother flagged down a passing driver, who gave them a ride.
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