TJ Aubrecht

Age: 33

Hometown: Farmington, MN

Wins: 0

Races: 30

Mens World Ranking 2019/2020: 32nd

Mens World Championship 2019/2020: 26th

Competing Since: Saint Paul 2013

Instagram: @auby1987

When did you learn to skate?

-When I was 3 years old

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes

What other sports did you play growing up?

-Football, Baseball, Snowboarding, Skiing, Track and Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rollerblading

 

If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Go up to the cabin in Wisconsin and play with my dogs, Boris and Raymus

Describe going down an IceCross track for the first time:

-Controlled Chaos…. I remember just telling myself over and over, “stay on your feet, just stay on your feet.” It was the biggest rush of adrenaline I have ever felt.

What first got you interested in the sport?
-I watched the World Championship finale in St Paul 2012 and watched Kyle Croxall become champion. I was hooked instantly.

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-You’re faster on your skates, than you are on your butt.

Who is your favorite sports athlete?

-Pavel Datsyuk, Plays every second like it’s his last on the ice, while maintaining the highest level of sportsmanship and professionalism.

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