Team USA Years: 2013 and 2014
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Current residence: Orlando, FLorida
Personal website/social media pages
When did you begin Skating: I started skating when I was 9 years old
Current skating club/ Coaches name: Team Florida; Jamie Anderson, Jennifer Goff, and for Outdoor, Jorge Botero.
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Yes, Simmons Racing
High school attended: Florida Virtual School
Year of graduation: 2016
Location of high school: Florida
Pan American/World Games/International Experience: Competed in the 2013 World Championships in the 300, 500, and 3-person Relay.
Team USA awards, honors and statistics:
2nd year consecutive Junior World Team member.
Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating:
3 Time 500 meter Junior World Outdoor National Champion
2014 300 meter Junior World Outdoor National Champion
2 Time Indoor National Champion
Life Goals: Graduate high school with honors
Become a Chemist or Doctor of some sort
Attend a University for Medicine or Science
Future goals you hope to obtain as a Skater:
Win the 500m or 1000m at the World Championships
Travel to the Olympic Games and win a gold medal as a World known short track speed skater.
Favorite sports figure: Lolo Jones
Favorite food before a competition: Well… Considering all of the awesome candidates to choose from, I’d have to say that my absolute favorite pre-race snack is a classic PB&J.
Favorite movie: Superstar
Favorite place to shop: Pacsun
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: King Cologne and Banks
Favorite possession: My Harry Potter book collection.
Favorite hobbies: Reading
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Interesting
What makes you a unique and special person: What makes me a unique and special person is the way that I carry myself. I carry myself with respect and dignity but still eager to learn new things from the people around me.
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: I admire lots of people for an abundance of reasons. I think the person that has influenced my life the absolute most has to be my older brother Jonathan. Every time that I am speaking with him, I never fail to learn something new. He inspires be my best not only in Speed skating, but also in school. I can safely say that he is a premature genius! On top of that, we even skate alike! Overall, he pushes my scholastic and skating limits, day in and day out.
Father’s name: Michael Pasquarella
Father’s occupation: Burris Logistics
Mother’s name: Stephanie Pasquarella
Mother’s occupation: Florida Premier Reality
Brothers: Michael Pasquarella, Toby Bell, and Jonathan Bell
Sisters: Gabriella Pasquarella
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: My whole family!