Wheaties announces Olympians to be featured on box covers

Elite athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (@mikaelashiffrin) and Sage Kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) sped, carved, spiraled and twisted down the mountains of Sochi to earn gold medals and are now being recognized on the iconic Wheaties box. Having captured the world’s attention with their stellar athletic performances, sportsmanship and inspirational stories, Shiffrin and Kotsenburg join the ranks of past champions to earn this coveted honor. The two, limited-edition Wheaties boxes will hit store shelves this spring.
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Slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin chosen to be featured on the Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties via Facebook)

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg chosen to be featured on the Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties via Facebook)

Slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin seen with her Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties)

Slalom gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin featured on Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties)

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg seen with the art for his Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties)

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg featured on the Wheaties box. (Photo by Wheaties)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Silver medalist Marlies Schild of Austria, gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and bronze medalist Kathrin Zettel of Austria celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women's Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

US Olympians Visit USA House

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: U.S. Olympians Julie Chu and Mikaela Shiffrin visit the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 1

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Slalom on Day 15 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 1

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Slopestyle during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

With a goofy grin and a viral catchphrase (“Spoice!”), Sage Kotsenburg was arguably the breakout star of the Winter Games. The 20-year-old Park City, Utah dweller became the first Olympian to win the gold medal in snowboarding slopestyle. His plans post-Sochi? “I really can’t wait to just get home and go snowboarding again.”

With a goofy grin and a viral catchphrase (“Spoice!”), Sage Kotsenburg was arguably the breakout star of the Winter Games. The 20-year-old Park City, Utah dweller became the first Olympian to win the gold medal in snowboarding slopestyle. His plans post-Sochi? “I really can’t wait to just get home and go snowboarding again.” (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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