SPORT: Aerial Freestyle Skiing
tional Ski Federation Rookie of the Year,
2011; U.S. Ski Team member since 2011;
bronze medalist at Deer Valley championships, 2013.
HOW I TRAIN: Winters we spent four
hours a day on the hill at our Park City
[Utah] facility. In summers, there is
a water ramp with an artificial-snow
surface where we practice. I also do
three workouts a week, mostly a lot of
back stuff because our backs are the first
things to go when you do triple flips.
We do a lot of squats and core stuff, too,
to keep our legs strong for takeoffs and
IN THE BEGINNING: When I was 13, I
visited my aunt and uncle in Park City
and tried out a water-ramp camp that
summer. I ended up loving it and people
said I was really good already. I was al-
ways really into trampoline and had one
in my back yard. I would teach myself
flips and twists. I had tried skateboard-
ing and rollerblading, but when I tried
aerials, I knew it was the thing I wanted
to do. Triple flips looked like fun.
MY OTHER LIFE: I play guitar and
am into film and video editing. I also
produce some music for hip-hop, mostly
for myself and my friends when we are
SPORT: Ice Hockey
27th overall by the
Washington Capitals in
2008. Alternate captain for the 2010 U.S.
World Junior team; scored the winning
goal in overtime in the gold medal game
vs. Canada. 2011 NHL All-Rookie team.
Has had 110 points ( 29 goals and 81 as-
sists) as a defenseman for Washington.
HOW I TRAIN: In the early part of the
off-season, I focus on weight training and
cardio. Typically, I maintain a weight-
training routine and will do cardio exer-
cises five days a week. Starting in August,
I begin to skate again. Each week, I
gradually increase the days I skate. Ide-
ally, it is three times a week then up to
five days a week by training camp.
IN THE BEGINNING: My father taught me
how to skate when I was four years old.
My favorite memory of playing as a kid
is being at the rink and shooting pucks
with my older brother.
MY OTHER LIFE: In my down time, I enjoy
relaxing and playing with my puppy, Ellie.
The XXII Olympic Winter Games will be
held February 7 to 23 in Sochi and will
be televised by NBC. The XI Paralympic
Winter Games run March 7 to 16.
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