Their fate is literally up in the air. What happens in the three seconds from launch to landing is judged with a very close eye. Before a skier even lands Todd Ocean knows what happened.
"There is nothing like the feeling of landing a jump. You really have to take the nerves and make them work to your advantage," Todd Ocean says.
The native Minnesotan was a former Arial jumper himself and lead the Australian national team for seven years before taking over the U.S. Arial squad in 2010.
Now Ocean's team will try and land some medals in Russia.
"I am feeling very confident in the team. Our team is jumping rally will, they've been very supportive of each other," Ocean said.