Carrabassett Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- Two time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott is getting ready to attempt a threepeat. Wescott is the only American to ever defend an Olympic gold medal on snow and he would like to do it again.
"I'm riding every day," Wescott told NEWS CENTER. However, he has missed the first two World Cup events due to knee surgery that he underwent in April.
He notes the road to Sochi will be painful, but he's optimistic he can do it again. Essentially, the US will name up to three men by objective criteria.
The defining criteria is a top four World Cup finish. If there are more than three who make that criteria, the USSA will look at the single highest result to break to break the tie or second highest result or highest world ranking at end of selection--in that order.
To date, Alex Deibold has a third place finish in Lake Louise. He is the only athlete qualified by objective criteria.
There are three remaining events in January.
The fourth selection is a "Coaches' Discretion." Seth is expected to be given that if he does not qualify.