Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Olympic Outlook: Gold’s for gold? Both Taylor and his sister Arielle made the US team this year and both are ridiculously sick pipe riders. Taylor goes huge with tricks that few other riders are doing, like a double Michalchuk and frontside 1260.
Potential Downfall: This will be Taylor’s first time to the Olympics—that’s a ton of pressure for a young rider without much contest experience. Consistency could be an issue, too. Despite killing it during the US team qualifications Taylor got second to last at the 2014 X Games.