Winter Games Athletes
Tress goes to Sochi as the United States' lowest ranked competitor of the three who qualified for the men's skeleton team, but few Olympians compare in terms of talents and interests outside the Games. He was first attracted to skeleton when he saw it at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics and almost immediately took up the sport. Athletic competition hasn't been his lone focus, though, as he's the co-founder of a software development company called A Tiny Tribe. Tress is also a writer of fiction and non-fiction and hopes to attend the USC School of Cinema after he made appearances as an extra in CSI: New York, Gossip Girl, Transformers 2 and When in Rome. As for the track, he's no slouch there either. Tress' top accolades include a first-place finish at the 2009-10 America's Cup and bronze medals at the 2011 and '13 national championships. During 2013-14 World Cup competition, he finished as high as fifth in a meet Jan. 14 at St. Moritz.