Team USA is ready to take home the gold during the 2018 Winter Olympics — and we don't doubt they'll succeed with this lineup of athletes! Thanks to a mixture of seasoned stars (we're looking at you, Gus Kenworthy) and new recruits, it's going to be one wild ride.

Most of the standout stars at this year's Games happen to be rookies — and have incredibly inspiring backstories. Get to know the newbie speed skater, who only took up the sport four months ago, the teenage snowboarder, who also qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympics but was too young to compete, and more of Team USA's finest!