USOPC ATHLETES' ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEWLY ELECTED LEADERSHIP TEAM
by USOPC Communications
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Athletes' Advisory Council confirmed the results of recent council elections and announced Chuck Aoki (wheelchair rugby) has been reelected for a second term on AAC leadership. New athletes elected to the AAC leadership team are Morgan Fuller Kolsrud (artistic swimming), Charlie Pratt (racquetball) and Alison Tetrick (cycling).
“I am thrilled to welcome three new athletes – Alison Tetrick, Charlie Pratt and Morgan Fuller Kolsrud – to the Athletes' Advisory Council leadership team,” said AAC Chair Mark Ladwig. “They each bring a unique experience to the AAC that will enhance the athlete voice while advancing our work. I also want to give a special congratulations to Chuck Aoki who has been reelected for a second two-year term and will continue to be an integral member of leadership.”
The AAC, which serves as the representative group and voice of Team USA athletes, is responsible for broadening communication between the USOPC and active athletes, and serves as a source of input and advice to the organization’s board of directors.
“I'm proud and honored to be reelected to serve on the AAC leadership team,” said Aoki. “Representing Team USA athletes is one of the greatest privileges I have ever had, and I look forward to working together with our new leadership. I also want to thank Tony Ervin and Cody Mattern for their dedicated service to the AAC. Both have made the AAC a stronger and more dynamic organization.”
The council is comprised of one representative from each Olympic and Pan American sport, eight athletes representing the Paralympic Sport Organizations, and six athletes elected by the AAC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs. Athletes on the council must have represented the U.S. in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American Parapan American, or other major international competition within the last 10 years.
The newly elected, and reelected, members will assume their roles on Jan. 1, 2023. The AAC will begin its monthly cadence of meetings for 2023 on Jan. 21.
AAC Leadership Team – Effective Jan. 1, 2023
Chair: Mark Ladwig (figure skating)
Chuck Aoki (wheelchair rugby)
Morgan Fuller Kolsrud (artistic swimming)
Greta Neimanas (Para-cycling)
Charlie Pratt (racquetball)
Alison Tetrick (cycling)
New Leadership Team Member Bios:
Morgan Fuller Kolsrud, artistic swimming: Morgan Fuller Kolsrud began serving on AAC leadership in 2023 after serving as an AAC alternate in 2016 and the primary AAC representative in 2018. Fuller Kolsrud was a member of Team USA from 2010-2013, where she won a silver medal in the team event at the 2011 Pan American Games and a bronze medal in the team event at the 2013 World University Games. She was also a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Training Squad. Outside of the pool, she has worked in the sports industry for the last 10 years. Her experience includes sports tech, volunteer programs and major events, such as the World University Games and the Super Bowl.
Charlie Pratt, racquetball: Pratt took home a silver medal at the Pan American Games Lima 2019. He is the 2019 National Doubles Champion, and the 2018 IRF World Championships and 2017 Pan American Championships silver medalist. Before stepping into his role on AAC leadership, Pratt has been involved in various levels within the sport of racquetball -- from his early days on the U.S. junior team to becoming a professional player on the tour and a decorated Team USA athlete. He also served as the U.S. junior team head coach and served as an athlete representative on the USA Racquetball Board of Directors.
Alison Tetrick, cycling: Tetrick represented Team USA at the Pan American Games and raced for the USA Cycling national team all over the world. She medaled at the UCI Road World Championships in the team time trial, is a three-time Gravel Worlds Champion and the winner of the Unbound 200. She also serves on the USA Cycling Board of Directors. While racing in a professional bike race, Tetrick crashed and sustained a traumatic brain injury, and although the bike almost took her life, it also saved her life. She devoted herself to research in neuropsychology and advocated for mental health and resources for athletes. She is passionate about creating opportunity, education and access to athletes through scholarships and community engagement.