Birthday: March 27, 1995
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Current Residence: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Jae Su Chun
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2010- 2013 Junior World team
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
2011- 2013 World Cup team
Three-time World Cup medalist (1 silver, 2 bronze)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2008 National Midget Champion
2005 National Pony Champion
Junior 500m World Record: 40.588
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?
1. To earn a spot on the 2014 Olympic Team
2. Earn a medal at the Sochi Games
HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?
I decided to start after watching my older brother skate.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?
Medaling at the World Cup in Moscow, Russia in the 1500m A final.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH ON THE ICE?
Determination to cross the finish line first.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?
I enjoy the speed and strategy of the sport.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PRE-GAME MEAL?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I enjoy going on bike rides and watching movies.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN THE OFF-SEASON?
Yoga and traveling.
WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
I am 25% japanese.
WHAT IS A TRAINING TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?
Train hard and smart. Know your body.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONAL TOOLS?
The need to win and conquer.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE THAT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Your body is built to work. Never doubt it's ability to work through pain.