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12 Daredevil U.S. Olympians to Watch at Sochi

These fearless American athletes are looking to storm the podium at the upcoming Winter games
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David Wise
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David Wise

Sport: Halfpipe skiing
Age: 23
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Favorite Music: "My favorites right now are Passenger, the Lumineers, Macklemore, Aesop Rock, Binary Star, and Moondog Matinee. My favorite artist of all time is a toss up between the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with Tupac and Biggie hot on their heels."

Unlike many young athletes, David Wise is already a family man, with his wife Alexandra and daughter Nayeli traveling with him to most competitions. "It does take up a lot of my time," he says of having his family tag along, "but it also reminds me that life is bigger than just what place I get in one event or another. Knowing that takes the pressure off." Wise's father, who went to college on a ski-racing scholarship, is also a big influence on his quest for big air. "Nobody uses their edges better than a ski racer does. Having that knowledge really helps me generate speed in the halfpipe." Wise is coming off his best season yet, having won a second consecutive X Games gold and his sixth national title. 

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