Shaun White headlines U.S. Olympic halfpipe team 

click to enlarge Kelly Clark and Shaun White celebrate their place on the United States Olympic team for snowboarding slopestyle and halfpipe at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort. - HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Kelly Clark and Shaun White celebrate their place on the United States Olympic team for snowboarding slopestyle and halfpipe at the 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain Resort.

MAMMOTH LAKES -- Two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White will lead the U.S. team into Sochi for next month's Winter Games. White received an automatic berth on the four-man team by winning Sunday's final qualifying event with a score of 96.6.

White will be joined by 2010 Olympian Greg Bretz and Olympic newcomers Danny Davis and Taylor Gold. Davis was poised to make the 2010 team before crushing his pelvis in an all-terrain vehicle accident just weeks before Vancouver.

Kelly Clark will make her fourth Olympic appearance. The 2002 champion will be joined by 2006 gold medalist Hannah Teter, who was a discretionary pick by the selection committee. Kaitlyn Farrington and Arielle Gold also were selected.

Taylor and Arielle Gold are siblings.

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