AJ is a current member of the USST. He had a very successful season this winter, racing his first World Cup and winning bronze in the World Junior Championships in Norway. Congrats AJ!
AJ was born in Greece, trained in Austria as a youngster, then moved to VT and attended the Green Mountain Valley School.
He coached for us in Park City last year. This year he'll be joining us in VT.
Competitive Sports Background-
4 year member of USST. Junior World Champs medalist. Europa Cup, Nor Am & US Nationals podiums.
What have you learned from your sport?
You get out what you put in!
Other sports/activities I like-
Basketball & Volleyball. I could play all day long!
Personal fitness goals for 2015-
Beat Doug Lewis in a 5K.
When I'm not coaching at ELITEAM, I'm...
Training at the Center of Excellence, trying to get on the same playing field as Marcel Hirscher on and off snow (lots of ground still to make up).
Favorite "power" food/fuel-
What I love most about ELITEAM-
The atmosphere! Can't beat it.
Most memorable ELITEAM moment-
Sandpit SL. Those really prep you for World Cups.
Advice to young athletes-
Enjoy the process. We all have goals we want to achieve and the only way to get there doing our best in the moment and enjoying ourselves every step of the way. If the process isn't enjoyable, what's the point of having that goal?
My motto in life-
Dig Deep (Sorry Lew, stealing this one from you!)