Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
Olympic Outlook: Kaitlyn barely made the US team with a win at the final Mammoth Grand Prix stop, where she beat Kelly Clark. With tricks like a rarely seen switch backside 720 to backside 900, which got her third at the 2014 X Games, she’s one of the more technical riders in the field.
Potential Downfall: Amplitude doesn’t factor much into Kaitlyn’s winning runs—it’s more about the tech tricks. But the judges give bigger points to riders who are boosting, so her distance from the deck could keep her scores lower.