Hometown: Hyvinkää, Finland
Olympic Outlook: Peetu’s been a sleeper during the lead up to Sochi, but don’t think that means he won’t bring his A-game to both Olympic slopestyle and halfpipe—he was the TTR Overall Champion in 2013 and the silver medalist in pipe at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He’s got 10s and 12s on lock so all it will take is one good run from Peetu to be in medal contention.
Potential Downfall: With the level of slope and pipe riding so high most riders just focus on one or the other. By dividing his energy Peetu risks falling behind the pack as more specialized pipe and slope riding evolves. Case in point, Peetu spins mostly flat in slope, while almost every other rider has a quiver of double or triple corks.