Freestyle Skiing - Skicross

1992 Olympian

1994 Olympian

1998 Olympian

2002 Olympian

2010 Olympian

Personal Specs

Height: 5'10"

Short List Performance - Alpine

  • 1992 Olympic Winter Games - 25th (Giant Slalom), DNF (Slalom)
  • 1994 Olympic Winter Games - seventh (Slalom), DNF (Giant Slalom)
  • 1998 Olympic Winter Games - DNF (Giant Slalom)
  • 2002 Olympic Winter Games - DNF (Combined)

 Short List Performance - Skicross

  • 2009 World Championships - fifth
  • Two-time X Games Champion (2004 and 2007), 2008 bronze medalist
  • Three career World Cup podiums

 Vancouver Watch

Puckett may be the 2010 version of Dara Torres. The 36-year-old is aiming for his fifth berth on the U.S. Olympic Team, 18 years after his first Olympic Winter Games experience in Albertville. Puckett never made big waves internationally as an alpine skier, but he has aged well and found success in skicross. Based on recent results, he is the top U.S. medal hope in the skiing discipline that will make its Olympic debut in Vancouver.


Puckett began skiing at age 3. He grew up in a skiing family. His mother was the head coach at Crested Butte's ski program, and Puckett's older brother began competing before he did. Puckett is a father of two daughters, Riley and Annalisa, with his ex-wife, Kate.

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