SAŠO JEREB

I am Sašo Jereb, 35 – years old father of two. In the past I was a world class athlete, I was competing at the Olympic games in Athens in 2004 and I won many medals at the top-level competitions.

Sport is part of my life since I was a child. After my high school I finished College for Sport at University of Ljubljana and I was competing the whole time.

When I finished my career, I got married and now, with my wife Tina, we have two wonderful children. I work as an Instructor of martial arts at the Slovenian Police.

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JAN TROST

I am a former basketball player that at one point in life, some 13 years ago decided for a major turn in his non-pro career and started – singing :). I joined Slovenian vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile in 2006, posted a youtube video that became viral and eventually became the group’s president.

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ALJAŽ “JAZZ” KUNC

My name is Aljaž Kunc and I am 19 years old. I come from Slovenia and I play basketball. I am a part of a basketball team at Washington State University. This is my second year in the US and I would highly recommend everyone to visit my home country.

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BENJAMIN “BENI” SAVŠEK

I won six medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (C1: 2017) two silvers (C1: 2014, 2015) and three bronzes (C1: 2013, C1 team: 2014, 2015). I also won five medals at the European Canoe Slalom Championships (2 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes).

At the 2012 Summer Olympics I competed in the C1 event where I finished in 8th place. In the same event, I finished in 6th place four years later at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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TINA JEREB (HIŽAR)

I am former cross-country ski runner and trail runner. With my twin sister Ines, we won Team Trail World Championship, which was held in Borneo, Malesia, which was our biggest achivement.

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BOŠTJAN “BOKI” NACHBAR

I was a member of the senior Slovenian national basketball team. With a national team, I participated at EuroBasket 2003, EuroBasket 2005, EuroBasket 2009 and EuroBasket 2013. During the 2005 FIBA EuroBasket, I averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. I was also a member of Slovenia’s national team that played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan and at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey. EuroBasket 2013, which took place in my homeland of Slovenia, was my last one before my retirement from the national team.

 1997 – 2000 Slovenian Basketball League

2000 – 2002 Benetton Treviso

2002 – 2004 Huston Rockets

2004 – 2006 New Orleans / Oklahoma City Rockets

2006 – 2008 New Jersy Nets

2008 – 2009 Dynamo Moscow

2009 – 2011 Efes Pilsen (Turky)

2013 – 2015 FC Barcelona

2015 – 2017 Baloncesto Sevilla

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MAJA PLAZNIK

My biggest achievement is my 600 m national record, which was previously held for 24 years. I am very proud of my second place on 800m at International Children Games in South Korea. I am also proud of my 6 victories at Ljubjana school marathon.

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ERAZEM LORBEK

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet quite a few prominent Slovenians. My acquaintance with Erazem Lorbek dates back about 20 years, when he was a talented junior basketball player and I was a referee. Both Erazem Lorbek and I moved from Slovenia to the United States at some point in our lives, albeit in quite different circumstances; he spent a year playing for the Michigan State Spartans whereas I moved to Pullman, Washington .

While my career as a ref finished soon after college, his turned professional, and in 2005 he was even drafted by the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. His rights were later traded to the San Antonio Spurs. While he never played in an official NBA game, his career was very successful and won many accolades (including a European title with FC Barcelona Basket in 2010)

2002-2003 Michigan State University with Tom Izzo

2003-2006 Bolognia

2004-2005 Rising Star Award

2005 NBA draft: drafted by Indiana Pacers

2006-2009 Unicaja, Lottomatica, CSKA

2009-2014 Barcelona

2016 San Antonio Spurs’ 2016 NBA Summer League

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