Winter Games Athletes
Kloser, whose father was an avid moguls skier and introduced her to the slopes at a young age, entered her first competition at age seven. A little more than a decade later, she was turning heads during her 2010 inaugural season on the World Cup circuit with four consecutive top-15 finishes en route to earning rookie of the year in women’s moguls. She also took the NorAm overall crown that season after winning twice among her four podiums. In 2011, Kloser finished among the top 10 at three World Cup events and added a bronze in dual moguls at the U.S. championships. She had a fourth-place finish at a World Cup event and another top-10 one year later. The 2013 season was highlighted by a career-best second-place finish in a World Cup event, which was followed by three more top-10 finishes on the circuit. During the current World Cup season, she has been in the top five in three moguls events, including another second-place finish on Jan. 15. That momentum has made Kloser a strong candidate to medal in Sochi along with teammate Hannah Kearney.