After the Red Bull Crashed Ice season opener in Saint Paul, four American athletes have gone forward to compete in the remainder of the 2012 World Championship, starting in Valkenburg, in the Netherlands, on February 4.
Cameron Naasz, the first MINI Rookie Award winner of 2012 following his 24th-placed finish in Saint Paul (pictured), is joined by brothers Daniel and Andrew Bergeson and Tigh Isaac, with the four-man US contingent taking on the international elite as they attempt to carve out a name for themselves in a sport dominated recently by Canadians and Finns.
"Everything that I grew up doing, the skiing, the skating, the hockey, the downhill mountain biking, motocross, everything that I love doing translated into this one sport," said Isaac. "I thought that I was made for ice cross downhill."
The four skaters will look sharp too after redbullcrashedice.com asked fans to submit ideas for the team's helmet design as part of the Their Guts. Your Glory. competition. View the winning design below.
US viewers can watch all the action from Valkenburg as part of an exclusive deal with NBC. The race will air on Red Bull Signature Series on Saturday, February 18 at 12.30am (ET).