Jan 12, 2014, 10:43 AM EDT
Seth Wescott might not get the opportunity to become the first American man to win a Winter Olympic event three straight times.
Wescott, 37, finished 31st in the final World Cup snowboardcross event before the Olympics in Andorra on Sunday.
It marked his second competition since a complete reconstruction of his left ACL in April after falling into an Alaska crevasse while shooting part of a film for ski and snowboard director Warren Miller.
Wescott was 49th in his first race back, also in Andorra, failing to qualify for the 48-man final Saturday.
The U.S. Olympic Team will include at least three and at most four men’s snowboardcross riders.
Three clinched berths via U.S. Snowboarding’s criteria – Trevor Jacob, Alex Deibold and 2006 and 2010 Olympian Nate Holland.
A fourth man will likely be added as a discretionary selection over the next week or so. That man could be Wescott, given his Olympic pedigree.
Or it could be 2010 Olympian Nick Baumgartner, who was the top U.S. finisher Sunday in eighth place. Baumgartner also has a pair of sixth-place finishes this season.
Wescott has finished better than seventh in one World Cup event since March 2011, winning in Telluride, Colo., in December 2012.
2006 Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis finished third in the women’s race Sunday and has clinched an Olympic berth.
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