Olympic crush: U.S. snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

Team USA halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington took home the gold medal despite a stacked field with three former halfpipe gold medalists. Farrington, 24, hails from Idaho and, according to her NBC bio, actually prefers slopestyle competition to the halfpipe. She was the first woman to perform a backside 900.

US Olympians Visit USA House

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Olympian Kaitlyn Farrington visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

US Olympians Visit USA House

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Olympian Kaitlyn Farrington visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Olympic crush: U.S. halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

@kaitlynfarr Enjoying my flat white in #newzealand on this blustery day! @shay_will (Instagram)

Olympic crush: U.S. halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

@kaitlynfarr Photo shooting in LA! #roadtosochi @usolympic @nbcolympics #teamUSA (Instagram)

Olympic crush: U.S. halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

@KaitlynFarr Already made a mess of myself that's what you get when you wear white pants! Opening Ceremonies here I come! (Twitter)

US Olympians Visit USA House

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Olympian Kaitlyn Farrington visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

USOC Media Summit

PARK CITY, UT - OCTOBER 02: Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Olympic crush: U.S. halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

@kaitlynfarr Me looking like a kook before I came back down to #newzealand . #bundledup (Instagram)

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: (FRANCE OUT) Kaitlyn Farrington of USA wins the gold medal during the Snowboarding Women's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: Kaitlyn Farrington of the United States waits for her score in the Snowboard Women's Halfpipe Finals on day five of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 5

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 12: (FRANCE OUT) Kaitlyn Farrington of USA wins the gold medal during the Snowboarding Women's Halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)