JJ Tomlinson, Snowboarder X Practice

JJ Tomlinson, 18, was somewhat unknown to his competitors before Friday's final. But by the end of the day, the Winter X rookie from Park City, Utah, had gained some respect. Tomlinson battled his way to the final, where he finished fifth, ahead of U.S. Olympic team members Nick Baumgartner, Graham Watanabe and Ross Powers. (Joshua Duplechian/ESPN Action Sports)