Aja Evans has been rapidly making a name for herself in the world of Bobsledding and Olympic sports when her first time at the Winter Games landed her a bronze medal in the two-woman bobsleigh race. Since then, Aja has been working and honing her skills to try and win the Gold at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Born in Chicago, IL and raised in the town of Homewood, IL; Aja Evans has been making waves in the world of sports since a young girl when she began her Track & Field training at Morgan Park High School in Chicago. While in college at the University of Illinois, Aja participated in Track & Field in which she competed in shot put and sprinting. Before her turn to bobsledding, Aja Evans competed in the shot put at the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials. Sometime after not making a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, Evans started training as a brakeman in bobsledding.
Competing in the 2012-2013 World Cup, Evans earned a bronze and silver medal; she returned the next year for the gold. This new turn finally took Aja Evans to Olympic glory when she was placed on the 2014 U.S. Olympic women’s bobsledding team. When she finally headed off to compete in the two-woman bobsledding competition in Sochi, Russia; Aja returned home with a beautiful bronze medal to show off her hard work and determination.
Now, the Chicago native and all around Sports star will return to the Olympic games this year in PyeongChang representing the United States to finally go for the gold! With her long line of Sports heritage running in her family (Evans’ brother, Fred Evans, was a defensive tackle for the Vikings) and determination to win the gold, we’re sure that everyone back here in the U.S. will be rooting for Aja to take home the gold and to do it with beauty and grace.