Team USA Athletes' Commission - Leadership Team

Team USA Athletes' Commission

Mark Ladwig began serving on Team USA AC l leadership in 2021 after serving as an Team USA AC representative since 2013.

Ladwig was born in Fargo, North Dakota, but competitively trained in Florida to be a pairs figure skater. He represented the United States at the Olympic Games Vancouver 2010.

He has been active in U.S. Figure Skating's governance since 2007, including two years as the organization’s Athletes’ Advisory Council chair, four years on the board of directors, three years on the nominating committee, and various other committees.

Ladwig competitively retired in 2013 and transitioned to his other full-time passion as technical representative teaching sharpening, assembly and equipment best practices throughout the eastern U.S.

Married and raising two sons, he started sourdough bread making – a skill he picked up in 2020.

Chuck Aoki began serving on Team USA AC l leadership in 2021 after serving as an Team USA AC representative in since 2017.

Aoki is a two-time Paralympian in wheelchair rugby and helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal at the Paralympic Games London 2012 and the silver medal at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. He has also helped the team earn gold at the 2010 world championships, as well as two bronzes at the 2014 and 2018 world championships.

Off the field, Aoki is a Ph.D student at the University of Denver – focusing on comparative politics, international relations and civil-military relations. In his free time, he enjoys watching his beloved Minnesota sports teams, reading books about the Civil War and U.S. Presidents, doing the New York Times crossword puzzle, and playing with his 6-month-old cavapoo, Winnie.

Aoki was named the United States Wheelchair Rugby Association Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2019, and has been named the most valuable player of the USWRA national tournament three times in his career.

He is currently training for Tokyo 2020, where he hopes to complete his set of bronze and silver medals with a gold.

Aoki earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and earned his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota. He currently resides in Denver.

Morgan Fuller Kolsrud began serving on Team USA AC leadership in 2023 after first serving as an Team USA AC alternate starting in 2016 and the primary AAC representative in 2018. She has been an athlete representative within USA Artistic Swimming since 2016 and a member of its board of directors since 2018.

Morgan 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. Morgan was also a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Training Squad.

Morgan received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University, where she was also a member of the varsity synchronized swimming team. While at Stanford, Morgan helped capture multiple event titles and the 2013 National Championship, and was a three-time Collegiate All-American and four-time Collegiate Academic All-American. Morgan also holds a master's degree in sport management from the University of San Francisco.

Outside of the pool, Morgan 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. Morgan also coaches for the San Francisco Merionettes Synchronized Swimming Team. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, reading and playing board games. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

Greta Neimanas began serving on Team USA AC leadership in 2021, after serving as an Team USA AC representative since 2013.

Neimanas is a two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012) and two-time world champion (2013, 2015). She competed with Team USA from 2006 through 2015 before retiring due to injuries. She was the first para-cyclist to race in the Tour of California (2014) and the first female para-cyclist to race as a professional.

Off the field, Neimanas is cycling coach for Mind Right Endurance. Her focus is on military sports programs with the U.S. Navy’s Wounded Warrior Cycling Team where she is the program’s head coach, and the U.S. delegation for the Invictus Games, an international multi-sport competition for wounded, ill and injured active-duty military and veterans. She also serves as an athlete representative on the Team USA Council on Racial and Social Justice.

Outside of work, Neimanas enjoys drinking coffee, reading and hiking.

In retirement, Neimanas has begun rowing recreationally with a local club in the Washington, D.C., area. She is enjoying the more relaxed side of a new sport.

Neimanas earned her bachelor’s degree in business communications from DeVry University in 2020. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, Clark, also a retired para-cyclist, and their two dogs, Summit and Cricket.

Charlie Pratt began serving on Team USA AC leadership in 2023.

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 Team USA AC 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.

Pratt was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and started playing racquetball at the age of six. He studied psychology and business at Colorado State University–Pueblo where he attended on a racquetball scholarship.

In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, skiing, cycling, running, taking road trips and being a dad.

Alison Tetrick began serving on Team USA AC leadership in 2023.

Born and raised on a ranch in California, Tetrick is a NCAA tennis player turned biochemist turned Team USA cyclist. She represented Team USA at the Pan American Games and raced for the USA Cycling national team all over the world at the highest levels. 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.

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.

She is also a global ambassador and focuses on brand activation, product development, and innovation. She consults for companies to research innovation and help create content, campaigns, and utilize the athlete's voice to promote change and good. She specializes in storytelling and advocacy with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology and endurance sports industry. She enjoys using her scientific research background to dive into strategic business development and bring energy and excitement to brands.

Tertrick has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry with an emphasis on molecular biology and a master's degree in clinical psychology. She serves on the USA Cycling Board of Directors and firmly believes in the power of sport and promoting equality and diversity to make sports more accessible for all.

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