Winter Games Athletes
A skilled veteran of Dmitry Kavunov’s Elite Aerial Development Program, Bohonnon will participate in his first Olympics and is the U.S. ski team’s only male competing in aerials in Sochi. He has his work cut out for him if he's going to medal given the impressive run in recent years by the Chinese aerialists - who are expected to again dominate the event on both the men's and women's sides. Bohonnon, who strapped on skis for the first time before reaching the age of two, had a breakout season in 2012 with four podium finishes and a career-best third-place ranking on the NorAm circuit. He topped off that stellar year by winning the bronze at the U.S. championships. Bohonnon followed that with another strong showing in 2013, finishing in the top 10 across eight consecutive NorAm and Europa Cup events. The Vermont native has competed in three World Cup events this season, notching a career-best second-place finish on Jan. 14 that should bolster his confidence heading into Russia. He has also won twice in NorAm competitions this season after finishing 12th at last year’s U.S. championships.