Just the Facts
Gym: Gymnastique International
Partner: Holly Midag (1999-2000 season)
Hobbies: Fishing, swimming, sleeping
Fav Movie: October Skies
Fav TV Show: Pokemon
Fav Book: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
AU: What is your assessment of your performance
AA: I feel I could have done better in my performance, but at least I got a nice vacation.
AU: How did you become involved in acro?
AA: I did not really like sports, [but] when I saw how it was so much fun, I joined it.
AU: What do you like most/least about the sport?
AA: I like the competitions and the new places I get to see. I don't like the selection process for the national team.
AU: How would you describe your coaches?
AA: Friendly down to earth people(some times).
AU: What is a typical practice like for you?
AA: Tiring and sometimes stressful.
AU: What new skills are you working on?
AA: I am currently taking a break from acro so I can get a strong foot hold in school.
AU: What has been your biggest accomplishment
AA: I got an A+ in Health.
AU: What are your goals?
AA: My goals are to do good in school and kick butt in acro.
AU: Julian has been an Elite athlete for many
years and most of the acro world knows him. Do you ever feel like
you’re in his shadow or is it a positive for you?
AA: I never felt like I was in his shadow. I was more like, hiding behind him and waiting for people to realize my potential - not just the fact that I was his brother.
AU: What was a frustration or problem that
you had and how did you work through it?
AA: A big frustration I had was not being able to have control of a situation. I just let my coach deal with it, and I hoped for the best outcome.
AU: What do you think that the US needs to do
to be more competitive internationally in acro?
AA: I feel the US needs to change their eating habits and train A LOT harder...5th and 6th place are not acceptable.
AU: Who do you admire and why?
AA: I admire my older brother (not Julian) because he tried his hardest and never gave up. Now he is very successful.
AU: What advice would you give to other acrobats?
AA: Give 110% in every thing that you do and don't give up. Also, do all of your homework and be nice to your partners.