The Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., are only one year away and many Texas athletes are in the hunt for spots on Team USA.
Among them are:
Kevin Ellis: Skeleton slider from Dallas. Ellis competed in the 2006 Torino Olympics.
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Todd Hays: Bobsledder from Del Rio. Hays won a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.
Chad Hedrick: Speed skater from Houston. Hedrick won gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
Shane Hook: Luger from Grapevine. Hook, 18, is one of America's top up-and-coming sliders.
Jordan Malone: Short track speed skater from Denton. Malone is a 14-time World Champion inline skater who is now on ice.
Angela Maxwell: Figure skater from Dallas. Maxwell finished 8th at this year's National Championships.
Charlotte Maxwell: Pairs figure skater from Dallas. Maxwell and partner Nick Traxler finished 9th at this year's National Championships.
Nick Myers: Curling athlete from Fort Worth. Myers has already earned a spot at the Olympic Trials in Denver.
David Walby: Luger from Keller. Walby, 17, is one of America's top up-and-coming luge athletes.
Several Dallas Stars hockey players may also vie for a spot on Team USA. However, the team roster won't be announced until December.