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Team USA Skiers And Snowboarders Answer Five Hard-Hitting Questions

By Lisa Costantini | Jan. 21, 2015, 6:40 p.m. (ET)

Gus Kenworthy competes in the final round of the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup men's halfpipe skiing during the USSA Grand Prix on Dec. 5, 2014 in Copper Mountain, Colo.

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.

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