Aja Evans

Bobsled and Skeleton

  • 2014

Aja Evans blasted onto the scene in her rookie season by scoring 794 out of a possible 800 points on the combine test, winning the 2012 U.S. National Push Championship title, and breaking the start record with driver Jamie Greubel in 2012-2013 team selection races.

Evans graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor's of Science in Sports Management.  She competed in the shot put and sprint events while in college, and made a smooth transition onto the ice.

Evans comes from a family of talented athletes.  Her brother, Fred, is the Vikings' defensive tackle, her uncle is Gary Matthews, who is the former hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs , and her cousin is major league baseball player Gary Matthews Jr.

Her favorite foods are sushi and seafood, and "mom's Thanksgiving dinner."  She described her first ride in a bobsled as "that awkward moment," and her favorite quote is from the scripture Proverbs 16:3: "Commit your activities to the LORD and your plans will be achieved." 

Career Highlights:

 

  • 2013-2014 World Cup as brakeman for Elana Meyers                                                               - SILVER in Calgary (11/30), GOLD in Park City #1 (12/6), GOLD in Park City #2 (12/7), 4th in Winterberg (1/4), 12th in St. Moritz (1/11), SILVER in Igls (1/19), SILVER in Koenigssee (1/26)
  • 2012-2013 World Cup as brakeman for driver Jamie Greubel, Elana Meyers and Jazmine Fenlator
  • -9th in Lake Placid (11/12), 8th in Park City (11/12), 13th in Winterberg (12/12), 8th in Koenigssee (1/13), BRONZE in Igls (1/13), 8th at World Championships in St. Moritz (1/13), 8th Team Event at World Championships in St. Moritz, SILVER in Sochi (2/13)

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