What do you get when you combine speed and fun? Yes, the U.S. ski and snowboard team — but also our speed-round of five fun questions.
We asked some members of Team USA what superpower they’d want to have — and despite flying through the sky for a living — it appears as if these freeskiers and snowboarders all wish for the ability to fly. See how else they answered this and more of our crazy questions.
1. What is your favorite word?
Gus Kenworthy, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skiing silver medalist: I say stoked more than anything, which is probably bad.
Maddie Bowman, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skiing gold medalist: Lunch
Jamie Anderson, 2014 Olympic slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist: Namaste
Devin Logan, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skiing silver medalist: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Arielle Gold, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarder: I get really excited when I hear the word food.
Taylor Gold, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarder: Scrumtrulescent
Chloe Kim, 2014 Winter X Games superpipe snowboarding silver medalist: Snowboard
Kelly Clark, three-time Olympic halfpipe snowboarding medalist: Fun
Kaitlyn Farrington, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalist: Extreme
Gabe Ferguson, 2013 U.S. Revolution Tour halfpipe snowboarding silver medalist: Chill
Sage Kotsenburg, 2014 Olympic slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist: Spoice
Julia Krass, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skier: Happy
Keri Herman, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skier: Awesome
Annalisa Drew, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skier: Word
Alex Ferreira, 2014 Winter X Games halfpipe skiing bronze medalist: Hubris
David Wise, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skiing gold medalist: Love
Torin Yater-Wallace, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skier: Swell
2. Which superpower would you most like to have?
Gus Kenworthy: To be able to fly
Maddie Bowman: Underwater breathing
Jamie Anderson: Flying! That’s why I snowboard. I feel like I kind of get to fly a little bit.
Devin Logan: To fly! If I could fly I wouldn’t be scared of heights, because I know I wouldn’t fall.
Arielle Gold: Shape shifter
Taylor Gold: Flying
Chloe Kim: I probably would want to fly.
Kelly Clark: I kind of already have flying. Oh, what if you could breathe underwater? I don’t know if that’s a superpower, but that would make surfing much more enjoyable.
Kaitlyn Farrington: I would want to breathe underwater.
Gabe Ferguson: Super strength
Sage Kotsenburg: Flying
Julia Krass: Definitely to be able to transport to wherever I want, whenever I want.
Keri Herman: I want that vampire power where you regenerate and heal really fast.
Annalisa Drew: Indestructible
Alex Ferreira: Super speed
David Wise: Flight, that’s why I do what I do.
Torin Yater-Wallace: I would teleport for sure.
3. What one item do you not leave home without?
Gus Kenworthy: I wear a night guard when I sleep and now I can’t sleep without it.
Maddie Bowman: Skis
Jamie Anderson: My essential oils
Devin Logan: My phone
Arielle Gold: My car keys. Can’t leave home without my car keys, technically.
Chloe Kim: My phone
Kelly Clark: My cell phone, and it doubles as my wallet — so I’m all good.
Kaitlyn Farrington: A nail file
Gabe Ferguson: My phone
Sage Kotsenburg: Music, like my iPod or something
Keri Herman: Mascara
David Wise: My sunglasses
Torin Yater-Wallace: I don’t leave home without my headphones.
4. What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Gus Kenworthy: “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor
Maddie Bowman: Anything by Nicki Minaj
Jamie Anderson: “A Horse With No Name,” by America
Devin Logan: I don’t really sing karaoke. I hide in the corner! But if you catch me on the ski lift, I’ll rap.
Arielle Gold: “Black Widow,” by Iggy Azalea
Taylor Gold: I’m a terrible singer — I don’t have a go-to song. If I’m singing, you’re bummed.
Chloe Kim: I’ve been liking Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” I’ve been jamming to it hard.
Kelly Clark: “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” by Bonnie Tyler
Kaitlyn Farrington: Shania Twain, any and all of them. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen if I have friends. Or “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen if I’m feeling it.
Gabe Ferguson: Montell Jordan, “This Is How We Do It”
Sage Kotsenburg: “Born in the U.S.A.,” by Bruce Springsteen
Julia Krass: At the moment I have to go with “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Keri Herman: What isn’t? Everything. Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby.”
Annalisa Drew: Anything by Taylor Swift
Alex Ferreira: “Jessie’s Girl,” by Rick Springfield
David Wise: Something by Johnny Cash because he’s not a very good singer, nor am I.
Torin Yater-Wallace: “September,” by Earth, Wind & Fire
5. Who would you want to play you in a movie?
Gus Kenworthy: Chris Evans
Maddie Bowman: Someone funny
Jamie Anderson: Kate Hudson
Devin Logan: Rebel Wilson
Arielle Gold: Jennifer Aniston
Taylor Gold: Brad Pitt. Who doesn’t want to be that guy?
Chloe Kim: Probably Taylor Swift
Kelly Clark: Natalie Portman
Kaitlyn Farrington: I think Mandy Moore. We’re doppelgangers.
Gabe Ferguson: Mark Wahlberg
Sage Kotsenburg: Shia LaBeouf
Keri Herman: Beyoncé
Alex Ferreira: John Bender from “The Breakfast Club”
David Wise: Brad Pitt, but Benjamin Button style. You know, the young version of Brad Pitt.