Name: Aaron Tran
Sport: Short Track Speedskating
Discipline(s): Short Track Speedskating
Height: 5-7
DOB: 7/24/1996
Hometown: Federal Way, Wash.
Olympic Experience
  • Qualified for the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team - finished second in the men's 500m and third overall at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials
World Championship Experience
  • 2016-17 Short Track World Championships - 5000m relay 7th
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Championships - 5000m relay 7th
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Junior Championships - 1500m 19th; 1000m 35th; 500m 50th; 3000m relay 15th; 33rd overall
  • 2014-15 Short Track World Junior Championships - 1000m 28th; 1500m 30th; 500m 36th; 3000m relay 11th; 31st overall
  • 2013-14 Short Track World Junior Championships - 500m 6th; 1500m 15th; 1000m 20th; 3000m relay 8th; 15th overall
  • 2012-13 Short Track World Junior Championships - 1000m 24th; 1500m 31st; 500m 53rd; 3000m relay 4th; 33rd overall
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-18 World Cup Seoul - 1000m 31st
  • 2017-18 World Cup Dordrecht - 5000m relay 6th
  • 2017-18 World Cup Budapest - 1000m 27th
  • 2017-18 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2017-18 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2016-17 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Cup Dresden - 5000m relay bronze
  • 2015-16 Short Track National Training Program
  • 2015-16 Short Track World Cup Team
  • 2015 Competed in the World University Games
Personal: Put his sights on the Olympics after witnessing Short Track on TV during the 2006 Torino Winter Games...Started with inline speed skating at his local roller rink before switching to ice at the age of 13...Made his goal of making the Olympic Games on Dec. 16, 2017 when he qualified for the Olympic Games in the 500m; also qualified in the 1500m...Enjoys spending time with family when he isn't skating...Plays popular video games like League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and Rocket League...His musical taste ranges from classical to modern, old school pop and a little bit of K-pop...Would like to earn a degree in Business because he enjoys math and is intrigued with things that help regulate our economy...Favorite food: Donuts and Oreos but he sadly can't eat them very much or else coaches will get upset