Aja Evans Pushes herself for Olympic Bobsled Spot

In Olympic by wdreneau

It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can’t stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel.

Ice was part of Aja Evans’ midsummer day’s dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she got back on it, how the success she tasted in her rookie season as a bobsled pusher still sent chills of excitement through her mind.

So Evans had slogged her way through traffic from her mother’s house in Homewood to get to EFT Sports Performance in Highland Park, a stop along the itinerary designed to get her to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Read the full article by Philip Hersh in the Chicago Tribune by clicking here.