New Rochelle, N.Y.
Birthdate: April 12th, 1984
Team: Great Britain Luge
Weight: 88 kg
Competing Seniors Since 2003/2004
Best World Cup Finish
Best Olympic Finish
Team Relay European Championships
Both Singles and Doubles Slider for
He is 33 years old and is best known as AJ, which stands for Adam Joseph
AJ holds Dual Citizenship with Great Britain and the USA
He was named after his British Grandfather (Alfred Joseph) who served aboard the HMS Sussex for the Royal Navy during World War II
His mother is from Canvey Island, England while his dad is from is from Queens, NY
He became interested in Luge during the 1994 Winter Olympics, and first tried it when he was 13 years old. His love of speed got him hooked immediately into the sport
He flew solo in a Cessna 172 when he was 16 years of age at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida.
He was also accepted into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University after high school, but chose to train for the 2006 Olympics which is a year-round commitment.
He intends to become a commercial pilot after his luge career is finished
He holds the record for the best ever British Luge finish, which was 6th place in the World Cup in Calgary, Canada in 2009. The track where the movie Cool Running's is based on.
He is coached by Thomas Zeitz, a member of the 1984 West German Olympic Team, who without his help, would never get the results he has achieved throughout his career. He is also coached by Mike Howard, who was on the 1984 British Olympic Team and competed against Thomas at that time.
He finished in 16th Place in both the 2006, and 2010 Games.
He suffered a dislocated hip and nerve damage from a crash just 4 months prior to the 2010 Olympics, but made it back in good enough health to compete in Vancouver
Slides in both Singles, and Doubles with Ray Thompson, who is in the British Army
Graduated from New Rochelle High School
Also played in Rochelle Youth Tackle Football for 4 years
AJ`s younger brother Brett has been playing Baseball for the Great Britain National Team since 2011