Student Stories 2017-04-24T14:09:47+00:00

USPA Student Stories

Learn more about the lives of USPA student-athletes

US Performance Academy student-athletes are unique in their sports, personalities, goals, passions, locations, and more. We are happy to have them all as a part of our growing community. Enjoy learning about a few of them in their biographies below.

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Juan, Open Wheel Racing

Juan started out racing go carts at 7 years old. Over the years, it became a more serious pursuit. For the past 3 years, Juan has been living in Europe in order to train and compete.

Seu, Kayaking

Seu is a whitewater slalom kayaker and a flat-water sprint kayaker. She was inspired by her parents who were whitewater slalom kayakers. Her father is an Olympic gold medalist from the 1992 Olympics. Kayaking is a

Seth, Hockey

Seth was inspired to follow in his father's footsteps and play hockey. He trains and travels all over the world and has had the opportunity to go to France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Philadelphia, and

Michael, Aerial Skiing

Michael is an accomplished aerial skier and has skied all of his life. Michael has competed and trained in Park City, Utah and Buffalo, New York. He has participated in competitions such as Jr. Nationals,

Ria, Canoe Slalom

Ria started out as a recreational whitewater kayaker in 2008 at the age of 6. Her father, who was born in Slovenia, had been a kayaker his whole life so she was very excited to follow

Sean, Luge

Sean was named to the USA Luge Junior National Team; an accomplishment that goes to only a few young athletes in the country. A promising young athlete, Sean has had many notable results in his

Nikki, Synchronized Swimming

Nikki gained an interest in her sport because her mother had been a synchronized swimmer. Nikki is part of the Junior Worlds National Team and travels for competition to many locations including Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain,

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