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Hannah Teter, Halfpipe

Photograph By Peter Morning

annah Teter may be a former Olympic medalist, but her spot on the 2014 team came down to the wire. A decision by the selection committee for the discretionary (meaning: not points based) to give her the fourth team slot was made in the final hours, after the conclusion of the five qualifying events in Mammoth, Calif., on Sunday.

 

"I definitely felt the heat but sometimes that makes me get in the zone when I know I've got to do it, like it's all or nothing," said the Vermont native of her winning performance on Sunday. "So, it pushed me to the be in the spotlight ... and I like the spotlight.