Oct 1, 2013; Park City, UT, USA; Team USA slope style free skier Keri Herman during a portrait session during the Team USA Media Summit at Canyons Grand Summit Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Sochi Olympics 2014: Keri Herman earns spot on USA ski slopestyle team

The number of athletes who will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month has increased by one. On Saturday, Keri Herman pulled off a second-place finish in the final Olympic selection event in women’s ski slopestyle in Park City, Utah.

By crossing the finish line second, Herman clinched a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

Herman now joins Devin Logan on the U.S. Olympic team that will be making the trip over seas next month. Herman has a silver and gold medal on her mantle thanks to solid performances in the X Games and World Championships in the past few years, but nothing could stack up to winning an Olympic medal.

Julia Krass finished first in the event, but it was the only time she finished in the top three of an Olympic selection event and she did not clinch a spot on the team. However, she is still a candidate for the two discretionary selections that could potentially open up. Krass would be in the running along with Maggie Voisin, Darian Stevens and Grete Eliassen.

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