- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel has been selected to the U.S. team going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19KXyFq ) he got the news Monday on his way to this week’s X Games in Aspen, Colo.

The 21-year-old was a discretionary pick by U.S. coaches for the four-man slopestyle snowboard team that includes Shaun White, Chas Guldemond and Sage Kotsenburg.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com