DOVER -- This will be the first time that pro freestyle skier Devin Logan will be heading to the Olympics.
"I'm just excited to go," she said. "I'm honored to represent my country. Hopefully, I'll bring back a medal of some sort for the U.S."
Logan found out she made the U.S. Olympic Team on Jan. 17 in Park City, Utah, where she won first place at the Grand Prix event.
"That was when I knew I locked my spot for slopestyle," she added. "I was kind of speechless. After my second run, I was still in first. I had to wait for another five people to take runs. Anyone could of bumped me out."
As a freestyle skier who competes in both slopestyle and halfpipe, Logan had been hopeful that she would make both of the teams. So far, she knows she will be competing in slopestyle events.
Competing in the halfpipe for the 2014 games, being held in Sochi, Russia, from Feb. 7 to 23, is still up in the air. But, Logan told the Reformer she is looking decent for a spot on the halfpipe team.
On Jan. 18, she took third place at the halfpipe event. She won't know until Wednesday or Thursday if she will compete in the halfpipe at the Olympics.
Logan is a member of Mount Snow's Carinthia Pro Team. As a youth, she had trained with Mount Snow Academy and was a member of the Freestyle Competitions Program. She had also graduated from Twin Valley High School.
According to a press release, Logan's professional career started at the age of 17. She was the only female who participated in both superpipe and slopestyle competitions at the Winter X Games.
When it was announced that Logan will be going to Sochi, she was in complete awe.
"My dad was there watching me, teary eyed," she said. "It still hasn't hit me yet."
There was a huge crowd gathered at Park City, with cameras going off in every direction.
"That was super cool," said Logan. "It got the ball rolling. It probably won't hit me until the plane (to Russia).
From Jan. 23 to 24, this year's Winter X Games will be held in Aspen, Colo. There, she will compete as part of her ongoing training.
"It's one of the best courses we'll be able to ski on this year. I'm just trying to perfect a run," said Logan. "I'm just trying to feel good skiing and trying to get a good idea for a run down, then head to Sochi."
She is not sure when, but team members will be heading to Munich, Germany, to pick up their uniforms. It likely will be through a chartered flight at the end of January or early in February.
Logan mentioned that she was happy her mother would be attending the Olympic games with her.
"That will get her out of West Dover for a little while," she laughed.
It just so happens that Logan will be turning 21 while in Sochi.
"I'm really excited," she said. "It won't be as big of a celebration. But when I get home, I'll have a good celebration."
After the games, Logan plans to head to Vermont, where she can then see all her friends and family on the East Coast. Las Vegas has not been ruled out as far as her second birthday celebration is concerned.
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