Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Olympic Outlook: Frontside 900s and back-to-back 720s are staples in Arielle’s runs and a key part of how she made it to Sochi. Although her best result during the US team qualification process was a second at the Copper Grand Prix, Arielle was one of the most consistent riders across all five events. While other riders produced some surprising performances during the qualifications Arielle delivered her run time after time.
Potential Downfall: When other riders really stepped up at the final Grand Prix events Arielle struggled to make the podium. She’ll need to dig deep to find some more technical tricks for Sochi.