I am in Sochi, Russia at the moment for an International Training Week, the first
time the majority of the athletes and I get to slide on the track which we will use for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The
track here is fast and beautiful! We will have our first World Cup here at the end of our season in February. Our first World
Cup of this season will be held in 2 weeks in Igls, Austria. I`m looking forward to it so stay tuned for updates on results!
I would like to thank the more than 100,000 people who have visited my site over the years!
I am currently training in Calgary Canada for the 2012-2013 Season... will write more soon... but
2011 - November - It has been some time since my website has been updated! But my season so far has been
quite rushed. I have only been sliding for 3 weeks already this season, and the last time I have been on a sled was my final
runs in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver! I have already raced in the first World Cup of the season in Igls, Austria. I
raced there only after a week of sliding at Altenberg in Germany, which had an international training week. It was a
hard competition, but i managed to qualify for the World Cup and managed to finish in 26th place, which after a year and nine
months off a sled, I thought was quite well! however it was not near what my performances were. But I can now say that I will
be continuing up to the next Olympics in Sochi, Russia! So stay tuned for the next World Cups of the season, and years
leading up to the 2014 Olympics! I am now currently in Whistler, Canada for the next World Cup, and just finished my first
training on the track this morning! Also, I have just started a twitter account @FrozenRosen, so you could also get some more
up to date info if you have twitter! But I will keep everyone posted, so wish me luck and give some updates soon! Thank you
for all of the support!!!
After finishing 16th in February in Whistler, I returned home to start training for another season.
Unfortunately, there are no more funds from Great Britain and also my biggest sponsors (my parents!). My luge career is on
hold for now, but the whole experience has been invaluable, and I would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for
me - every step (and slide) of the way.
I would love to continue my luge career, as I felt I was on track
for a top 10 finish before the track was shortened right before the Olympics due to Nodar's tragic accident. However, I was
informed that I would not be competing based on the severity of my injuries back in October 2009, and so to have finished
in the top 50% in the Olympics - was still all good.
I did not have any funding for the 2010-2011 Luge Season.
Luckily for me, the International Luge Federation sponsored a nice portion of of 2011-2012 Season. Unfortunately, that
funding didn't arrive until the season had started and I had missed training time on the track, ... and I had to end
the season too soon through lack of funds....BUT it felt SO good to be back on the track, be with all of my International
friends, and I was privileged to be coached by the Canadian Coaches.. Thank you Canada and for everyone who made it
Since I had last updated my site there has been a lot of news! Six weeks ago during training in Whistler, Canada I had a crash
while training. I dislocated my hip and due to my hip being out of the socket for about 2 hours, it bruised and stretched
a major nerve down my leg! Also, in the process I tore a muscle and partially tore another. From the trauma to the nerve
I actually lost majority of feeling and movement from the knee to my foot. Thanks to our amazing staff and doctors at
Bisham Abbey, I have made almost a full recovery! I will get back onto the ice next week and see how the leg will perform
back on the sled! I still do not have full control over my foot because of the nerve damage but it has improved significantly
since the crash. I am very much so looking forward to getting back onto the sled once again!
Also, on a different
note, I was sponsored from a person who is truly an inspiration to me and many others! Russ Malkin, who founded Big Earth
Production Company which made great documentaries traveling across the globe such as Long Way Round, and Long Way Down, has
greatly helped me in order to buy a new state-of-the-art sled! I will be sliding on the sled next week and am very much so
looking forward to sliding on it! He came to meet me yesterday at Bisham Abbey, and it was truly an honour to meet him and
I will be looking forward for him to make it out to a World Cup race and ultimately the Olympics Winter Games in Vancouver!!
As of today there are 90 days until the Olympics! Thank You Russ for all your help!!
February 14th 2009 - Hello everyone, I am in Calgary. Canada and just finished 6th in the World Cup Race yesterday. It
felt fantastic to come from behind and to have finished in my season's best result yet. I have qualified for the Vancouver
Winter 2010 Olympics, and I am now off to Whistler, British Columbia for the final World Cup Race of the season. This will
be exciting as it will be the first race on the new track for all nations. I will keep you updated!!
A.J. holds a Dual Citizenship with Great
Britain and the U.S. His mother is British, and his father American. While he originally trained with the
US Development Team, and was also the US Luge Junior 1 Champion when 14 (for athletes 17 and under), A.J. was not
invited to participate in the World Cup Circuit, missing out on races every other week, longer training time and better
equipment which every athlete needs to get ahead. SO, he never made it to Number 1 again, and was dropped before his
18th Birthday. HOWEVER, it all worked out GREAT, as A.J. has been Number 1 in Great Britain in Luge for the
past 8 years, came in 16th in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and actually beat 2 of the 3 American Lugers he had
been bypassed for! A.J. came in 16th in the 2010 Olympics in Whistler.All is well that ends well! Plus, A.J. says " I
love learning about my British heritage through my fellow teammates and coaches. I have a GREAT coach, Tommy Zeitz who was
in the Olympics also, but through lack of funding, was unable to travel with AJ this past 2011 Winter season. "I
would LOVE some SPONSORS ...." While A.J. qualified for every World Cup Race for the 06-07 Season (a British
FIRST), he was unable to travel to the British Championship Race due to lack of funding.. that year and most years...
AJ is Number 1 in Great Britain, was Luge Athlete of the year 2011, but did not have funding the last few races of the season,
and had no funding for the Great Britain Championship.....
What is new? I am busy competing.... I will keep you posted during the season
on my website with up to-date pics of fellow lugers .....
Her are some photos from the 2006 Olympics...
After finishing a run at Whistler - Feb. 2010
Hi! Welcome to my website.
I hope you will find it full of information, and if you have any questions - all you have to do is email me in the space provided.
I love the sport of luge, and have been competing Internationally for just 5 seasons. When I first started on the World
Cup Circuit in 2003, I didn't know the tracks at all, but that is slowly changing. I love the speed of luge, the different
people I meet, the different foods, and if there is anything you would like to know from any of the countries I visit - just
let me know! This upcoming 2012-13 Season, I will be traveling to Germany, Austria, Canada,Lake Placid, Italy, Latvia
and seeing the new track at Sochi, Russia! My email address is email@example.com
Please contact me with your thoughts and