2011: Took fifth in the 20-km freestyle at the NCAA Championships and earned All-American honors for the second time in his career ... earned sixth place in the 10-km freestyle at nationals ... First-team All-RMISA selection ... won the 10-km freestyle at the New Mexico Invite and had three other top-six finishes ... also posted a fourth-place effort in the 10-km classical at UNM ... placed in the top 10 in six of the 10 meets in which he competed in during the season ... took fourth in the 20-km classical, followed by a sixth-place showing in the 10-km freestyle, at Montana State.
2010: Qualified for NCAA's for the second straight year ... finished 12th in the 20-km freestyle and placed 17th in the 10-km classic at the NCAA Championships ... best meet of the season was at the regional meet, finishing eighth in the 20-km freestyle and ninth in the 10-km classic ... placed ninth in the 20-km free and was 10th in the 10-km classic at Nevada ... ninth-place finish in the 15-km classic at Montana State ... only finished out of the top 15 once all season (NCAA's).
2009: Utah's second NCAA Nordic qualifier ... finished 16th in the 20-km free and was 18th in the 10-km classical at NCAA's ... started the year strong, finishing sixth in the classical and 10th in the freestyle at Alaska ... seventh in classical and eighth in freestyle at the Seawolf Invite ... sixth in the classical at the CU Invitational, finishing 14th in freestyle ... 15th in the classical at the RMISA Championships ... did not finish out of the top 20 all season.
Before Utah: Skied with Fossum IF ... strong in the sprint races ... 11th in the 15-km skate and 16th in the 10+10-km pursuit at junior nationals in 2007 ... sixth in the 5+5-km pursuit and 10-km classic at 2005 juniors ... also 7th in the 15-km classic at 2005 juniors.
Personal: Son of Christen Smith and Ann-Kristi Aksnes ... two siblings, Karina and Tom ... majoring in Business Administration.