Aiken is the 2011 U.S. junior bronze medalist and the 2005 U.S. intermediate silver medalist.
Began skating at the age of 7 after watching figure skating on television ... Listens to The Rolling Stones and does the same off-ice warm-up before each competition ... Considers career-defining moment to be his performance at the 2011 U.S. Championships ... Looks up to Scott Hamilton ... Works part-time as a skating coach in Cumming, Ga. ... Says his biggest influences in life are his parents, Michelle and Michael ... Considers himself a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves to water ski ... Has five dogs: two Scottish terriers, two Dachshunds and a mixed terrier ... After skating wants to go into journalism or coaching ... Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - A.R. Bernard.
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones
FS Music: "Funeral for a Friend" by Elton John
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Children of Sanchez" by Chuck Mangione
FS Music: Music from the Once Upon A Time In Mexico soundtrack by Robert Rodriguez and Brian Setzer
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3" by Camille Saint-Saens
FS Music: "Sunny" and "Harlem Nocturne" by Stan Kenton
Goal is to medal at the U.S. Championships ... Costumes designed by John Richardson
2009 Season NotesSP Music: Rene Dupere's "Xotika" performed by the Holiday on Ice Orchestra
FS Music: Hector Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasileiras" performed by the Berlin Philharmonic
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Love for Sale" by Dr. John
FS Music: "South American Getaway"
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "The Last Waltz" by The Band
FS Music: "Birdland" Fats Waller medley by Lalo Schifrin