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AJ is a devoted family member, protective big brother and fearless competitor. At just 21 years old, he is the US 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 a World Cup spot for TEAM USA for 2015/2016 season.

The 2015 Overall 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 35 Alpine Snowboarders. He continues his climb by claiming the Silver and Bronze Medals at his first two events in the 2015/2016 season.

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 Half pipe, Slope style, Boarder Cross 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.

In April of 2014, AJ suffered a life-threatening postoperative pulmonary edema after having routine shoulder surgery.  Many would have retired from the sport, or would have taken time off after such a devastating blow, but AJ didn’t let this setback slow him down.  Instead, he followed this chapter in his life with a record-breaking season in 2014/2015 making the podium 12 times with 10 Gold Medals, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Nowadays, when he’s not training and traveling the world for his competitions, AJ’s innate need for speed leads him to a new passion of racing cars into a new professional journey, becoming a Pro-Am drift car racer.

Wins

  • First Place – Slalom & Giant Slalom – NORAM – North American Champion (2015)
  • First Place – Slalom – Open Class, USASA National Championship (April 2015)
  • First Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, USASA National Championship (April 2015)
  • Eighteenth Place – World Cup, Sudelfeld, Germany (2015 Season)
  • Third Place –Slalom – Open Class, USASA National Championship (April 2014)
  • First Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, USASA National Championship (April 2012)
  • Third Place – Giant Slalom – Open Class, USASA National Championship (April 2011)
  • Four time U.S. Junior Alpine National Champion (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 4-time member of U.S. Junior World Team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Member of USASA National Team (2011-Current)
  • 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 1/15/16)
US Standing: 2
World Standing: 34

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