Name: Aja Evans
Sport: Bobsled
DOB: 5/12/1988
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
College: University of Illinois, Sports Management
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 Winter Olympic Games for pilot Jamie Greubel Poser - 5th in PyeongChang
  • 2014 Winter Olympic Games for pilot Jamie Greubel Poser- BRONZE in Sochi
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 Women's Bobsled for pilot Jamie Greubel Poser- BRONZE in Koenigssee (2/17)
  • 2013 Women's Bobsled for pilot Jazmine Fenlator- 8th in St. Moritz (1/13)
  • 2013 Team Event- 8th in St. Moritz (1/13)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017-2018 Women's Bobsled World Cup for pilot Jamie Greubel Poser- 4th in Lake Placid (11/17); SILVER in Whistler (11/17); 6th in Winterberg (12/17); SILVER in Altenberg (1/18); 7th in Koenigssee (1/18)
  • 2017-2018 Women's Bobsled World Cup for pilot Brittany Reinbolt - 5th in Lake Placid (11/17); 8th in Igls (12/17); 16th in St. Moritz (1/18)
  • 2016-2017 Women's Bobsled World Cup for pilot Jamie Greubel Poser - GOLD in Lake Placid (12/16); 5th in Altenberg (1/17); BRONZE in Winterberg (1/17); SILVER in Koenigssee (1/17); BRONZE in Igls (2/17); GOLD in PyeongChang (3/17)
  • 2013-2014 Women's Bobsled World Cup for pilot Elana Meyers Taylor - SILVER in Calgary (11/13), GOLD in Park City #1 (12/13), GOLD in Park City #2 (12/13), 4th in Winterberg (1/14), 12th in St. Moritz (1/14), SILVER in Igls (1/14), SILVER in Koenigssee (1/14)
  • 2012-2013 Women's Bobsled World Cup for pilots Jamie Greubel Poser, Elana Meyers Taylor 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), SILVER in Sochi (2/13)
Personal: Began bobsledding in 2012 and won Olympic bronze in Sochi just two years later....Earned USABS' Team of the Year Award in 2017 with Jamie Greubel Poser...Her favorite foods are sushi, seafood and "Mom's Thanksgiving dinner."...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....Holds a bachelor's degree in Sports Management from the University of Illinois