Hometown: Encinitas, California
Olympic Outlook: With a Cab 1206, double backside rodeo, and backside 1440 at his disposal Chas has the potential to link up some heavy lines. Like Shaun, Chas is a fiercely competitive rider who isn’t satisfied unless he’s on the podium. He fought hard for his spot on the US team during Olympic qualifiers and will bring that same determination to the course at Sochi.
Potential Downfall: It’s been over a year since Chas got his last win at the 2013 Copper Grand Prix, and during the Olympic qualifiers he struggled to find a spot on the podium. While most other riders have added a few variations of double corks to their runs, Chas has kept his spins mostly flat. That doesn’t mean he can’t win, but he’ll need to keep those rotations high since he’s not corking.