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Skiers tapped for U.S. slopestyle team

Updated: December 20, 2011, 12:28 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN.com

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named 10 athletes for its first freeskiing slopestyle national team Friday morning.

The biggest surprise, however, was who will coach. USSA officials lured freeskiing pioneer Evan Raps out of medical school to lead the Americans at the 2014 Sochi Games.

If all athletes accept their nominations, Bobby Brown, Sammy Carlson, Gus Kenworthy, Alex Schlopy and Tom Wallisch will make up what might be considered the most talented men's team ...

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