About Evan

Evan Pittman is an Ivy League student athlete who was one of the top high school athletes in America. He is also a performing violinist, AP honor student, and is well-known for his extraordinary record of community service.

Growing up as a military dependent, Evan lived in Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Arizona, and now Providence, Rhode Island as a Brown University student.  From elementary through high school, he starred at the annual Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games, winning more than 40 gold medals in national competition in a variety of sports, breaking records in powerlifting, Feats of Strength and the All-sports combine, appearing in the taekwondo sparring finals three times, and medaling in JO Games springboard diving.  An eight-time powerlifting world champion, Evan was 2015 and 2016 AAU Strength Sports Athlete of the Year, is a past recipient of the Junior Olympic Games’ highest award for sports performance and sportsmanship, the Joel Ferrell Award, and is a three-time AAU Strength Sports Academic All-American.  He has been named Best Lifter at the world powerlifting championships, Best Athlete (twice) at the World Feats of Strength Championships, and is a past Phoenix Country Day School springboard diving MVP and Arizona Small Schools state diving champion.

With a strong sense of community service, Evan has performed musically for thousands of people in community groups across America, including at military and veterans events, parades, sporting events, during weekly church services, and for residents of retired veterans homes and assisted living facilities.  With multiple family members having served in different branches of the U.S. military through the years, Evan also knows and understands the hardships of the military lifestyle, and in Fall 2015, created and launched his “Lift for Heroes” campaign supporting combat-injured veterans through the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Musical Outreach

Evan has been playing the violin and performing since he was six years old, and has used his talent to deliver joy to thousands.  With a goal of sharing his music for celebrations and events, this young Arizonan has played for more than 90,000 people in multiple states – New York, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Colorado and Arizona.  He has performed more than two hundred times in public as a soloist and with groups, playing classical, popular, patriotic, traditional, religious music and Irish fiddling, and uplifting spirts across the country – from weekly church services and professional sporting events, to forgotten retirees at veterans’ homes, to the grieving attendees at a high school classmate’s funeral.  He serves with his bow, and his sound touches hearts and souls.

Successful Athlete

As a child, Evan played soccer, basketball, and baseball, and began studying the Korean martial art of taekwondo at age seven.  He first competed in taekwondo Olympic sparring at age 10, winning 10 state titles in multiple states in three years. He also began training in powerlifting at age 10, broke a world record in his first competition, and in late 2016, became the youngest competitive powerlifter in history, and only high school student, to break more than 100 world records. Evan is also the only four-time Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic champion in the All-sports Combine, and is also a three-time Arizona high school state finalist in springboard diving.  He has also trained in the Winter Olympic sliding sport of skeleton.

Academic Achiever

Invited to participate in the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) in seventh grade, Evan’s academic honors include winning the 2016 Americanism essay at Arizona Boys State, the 2015 Joe Foss Institute’s National Essay Contest, and the Florida State High School Congrès de la Culture Francaise Prix du Juris in French poetry.  During summer 2015, Evan was one of three rising juniors among 20 high school students selected nationally (two from Arizona) to attend the University of Southern California’s prestigious Chevron Frontiers of Energy Resources STEM camp.  A past National Laureate (top 8 USA) in the Le Grand Concours National French Comprehension test, and a three-time Academic All-American, Evan began his studies at brown University in Fall 2017.

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Contact Rebecca Feaster for violin appearances.