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AJ is a devoted family member, protective big brother and fearless competitor. At just 23 years old, he is the US 2017, 2016 & 2015 National Champion in both PGS and PSL, and the first and youngest snowboarder to claim 8 First Place podiums in the same NOR-AM season. He also recently secured for the fourth year in a row, a World Cup spot for TEAM USA for 2017/2018 season and has Qualified for the Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea next month.

The 2016 North American Champion, AJ has won the most ‘North American Race to the Cup’ events ever in one season and is consistently ranked in the World’s Top 30 Alpine Snowboarders. He continues his climb by claiming a 7th place finish at the World Cup Olympic Test event in Korea this past February and is on the hunt for a medal in 2018.

AJ began racing the clock before he could even tell time. His need for speed started at the ripe age of just three years old. In his early years, he competed in every discipline including Halfpipe, Slopestyle, BoarderCross and Alpine Racing. Proving quickly that he was a snowboarding prodigy, AJ’s family moved to Colorado for the winter when he was in 5th grade so he could start competing at a higher level. A Four Time US Junior National Champion, AJ competed in four consecutive World Championships qualifying for every year he was eligible and then moved on the be the National Champion 4 years in a row in the Open Class Division qualifying him for the World Stage.

In early 2014, AJ suffered a life-threatening postoperative pulmonary edema after having routine shoulder surgery. Dr.’s didn’t think he’d recover and expected him to retire from the sport. But this devastating blow and setback clearly hasn’t slowed him down!

Wins:

  • January 2018 – Member of Team USA, 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang
  • Sixth Place – PGS World Cup, Rogla, Slovenia (January 2018)
  • Fourteenth Place – PGS World Cup, Lackenhof, Austria (January 2018)
  • Eighth Place – PSL World Cup, Cortina, Italy (December 2017)
  • Sixth Place – PGS World Cup, Cortina, Italy (December 2017)
  • First Place – Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2017)
  • Seventh Place – World Cup, Pyeong Chang, Korea (2017 Season, Olympic Test Event)
  • Eleventh Place – World Cup, Cortina, Italy (2016 Season)
  • First Place – Slalom & Giant Slalom – NORAM – North American Champion (2015)
  • First Place – Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2015)
  • First Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2015)
  • Eighteenth Place – World Cup, Sudelfeld, Germany (2015 Season)
  • Third Place –Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2014)
  • First Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2012)
  • Third Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, US National Championship (April 2011)
  • Four time U.S. Junior Alpine National Champion (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 4-time and current member of U.S. World Cup Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 4-time member of U.S. Junior World Team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Member of United States Snowboard Racing Team (2015-Current)
  • Member of USASA National Development Team (2011-2015)
  • Long time member, U.S. Project Gold Team (2008-Current)
  • Legendary Banked Slalom – 1st Place, Next Generation (2007)
  • Burton Development Team (2007- 2010)

Rankings (as of 1/23/18):

  • PGS World Standing: 11
  • Alpine North American Standing: 1
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