CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Named to Olympic team for first time as a discretionary selection. ... Had a strong showing at the Altenberg races in January, with only Lowell Bailey ahead of him after two rounds of competition. ... Excelled in team trials in December, beating Zach Hall by 25 seconds. ... Competing in pre-Olympic World Cup events in Oberhof and Ruhpolding, Germany. ... Took up cross-country skiing and biathlon after competing in bike races as a youngster as a way to stay in shape. ... Competed in four World Junior Championship events ... Competed in three events in 2009 world juniors, finishing 15th in sprint, 31st in pursuit and 32nd in individual. ... Five-time high school state championship participant in cross country in Michigan.