Team USA Years: 2011, 2012, Qualified 2013, but did not attend. 2014.
Hometown: Puyallup, WA
Current residence: Puyallup, WA
Personal website/social media pages: Accepting Donations through Paypal.com; please use my email email@example.com
When did you begin Skating: When I was 8 years old.
Current skating club/ Coaches name: Team Extreme/ Darin Pattison
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Great Lakes Skate
Occupation, current employer: Legal Assistant at Marine View Law & Escrow
High school attended: Puyallup High School
Year of graduation: June 2009
Location of high school: Puyallup, WA
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years):
4 years Varsity Cross Country
4 years Varsity Track
Other high school activities:
ASB Treasurer; Leadership; Played Trumpet in Symphonic concert/Pep/Marching Band; Volunteered over 300 hours my Senior year alone; involved in every club and held a leadership position in all.
College attended: University of Washington, Seattle
Year of graduation: June 2013
Degree/major: Bachelor’s Degree with a major in American Indian Studies and a minor in Diversity Studies
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Only speed skating on club team.
Other college activities: Mary Gates Leadership Scholar; UW Dean’s List; First Nations Group at UW; EOP/OMDA member; Joined a sorority- Alpha Delta Pi
Olympic Experience: none
Pan American/World Games/International Experience:
2005- TROPHÉE des 3 PISTES, 9th overall
2011- World Championships in Korea
2012- World Championships in Italy
Team USA awards, honors and statistics:
2011- Overall Sprint Champion
2012- Overall Sprint Champion & 1st place overall ODN
2013- Overall Overall Champion
2014- Geisingen Invitational & TROPHÉE des 3 PISTES, Qualified for 1000m final with 4th fastest time.
2014- Team USA member to go to Argentina
Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: Numerous Outdoor & Indoor Nationals placements over the past 15 years.
Life Goal is to work hard for what I want, and to enjoy the journey!
Career goal is to attend law school in the near future, and then to practice law as an attorney!
Future goals you hope to obtain as a Skater: to not only attend a World Championships, but to medal. Same for the Olympics, one day!
Favorite sports figure: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez
Favorite food before a competition: Sushi
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Anything upbeat.
Favorite hobbies: Drawing and traveling
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Tenacious
What makes you a unique and special person: Everything. I speak Navajo.
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My dad because he has instilled his values into me. He always does what is “right,” even if it is not the easy thing to do. He has taught me, you can be great if you are willing to put in the hard work. I thank him, for giving me everything I am/have today.
Father’s name: Richard Averill
Father’s occupation: Retired Engineer
Mother’s name: Debbie Averill
Mother’s occupation: Heavy Equipment Operator
Brothers: Darin Averill
Sisters: Tani Lee
Spouse’s name (if married): Boyfriend, Orlando Ramirez
Children’s name and ages: None.
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: None.