Hometown: Murakami, Japan
Olympic Outlook: He may be one of the smallest, youngest riders heading to Sochi but Ayumu goes huge on his double corks and 1080s. With a second at the 2013 Burton US Open, a third at the 2013 Arctic Challenge, and a win at the 2013 Burton European Open his riding far surpasses his years.
Potential Downfall: So far Ayumu hasn’t stepped up to 1260s or any of the bigger cork spins that Shaun and IPod have. His amplitude helps him, but he could use some more techery.