Louie Vito, USA
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Board team: O-Matic
Olympic outlook: Competing in the Winter Games might be a bit of a letdown after holding his own on Dancing With The Stars … but nevertheless, Olympic domination still seems to be locked into Louie’s crosshairs. He stomps back-to-back double cork 1080s on his first two hits-which is a bold move. His consistency in the Grand Prix series wavered a bit at the end, but maybe he was just getting those falls out of the way. At a mere 21 years old, Vito is consistent, experienced, and now has the bag of tricks to really compete at the top level.
Potential downfall: He’s obviously got the tricks, but does he have the airtime? Louie has been focusing on improving his amplitude lately-a factor that will either make or break him come Olympics.