12 Daredevil U.S. Olympians to Watch at SochiThese fearless American athletes are looking to storm the podium at the upcoming Winter games
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Sport: Slopestyle snowboarding
Hometown: Truckee, California
Favorite Music: "My favorite band right now is Pearl Jam. I also listen to hip-hop like Kid Cudi and sometimes I get down on some country when I am on road trips with my wife."
The four-time U.S. Grand Prix champion at slopestyle – a new event in which a skiier or snowboarder performs a number of tricks while navigating down a jump-filled trail – is poised to go big at Sochi, even though he'd rather get back to the States ASAP. "It seems a little sketchy over there," says Guldemond of the host city. "So really I just want to go do my thing and come home to celebrate with my family." Chas can also be seen in a current commercial for Bear Naked granola in which he punctuates a run of tricks by slam-dunking a basketball while still on his board. "When my brother started snowboarding in 1997 I had to steal his board and give it a try," he remembers. "I hit a little jump in my backyard that day and have been hooked ever since."