A five time World Powerlifting and Superheavyweight Kickboxing Champion, Schaeffer owns and operates the Winning Factor Sports Sciences division in Shillington, Pennsylvania, one of the top gymnasiums in the United States, a training and nutrition facility for amateur and professional athletes.He frequently travels as a seminar professor to certify personal trainers for the International Sports Sciences Association.As a result, he finished last in the Olympic trials and did not qualify for the Olympic team. He finished fourth overall at the 1999 World Championships and earned a silver medal in the 500 m. At the 2000 World Championships, Ohno finished ninth overall. Short Track Speed Skating 2002 Olympic Trials, speed skater Shani Davis was racing for a position on the short track team.
At 13 years of age, Ohno was the youngest skater admitted to the center. At the age of 14, he became the youngest person to win the title.
His father chose to name his son Apolo after the Greek words "Apo," which means to "steer away from" and "lo," which means "look out; here he comes." When Ohno was very young, his father meticulously researched childcare providers to care for his son during his long work hours.
As he grew older, his father became concerned his son would become a latchkey kid, so he got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at age 6.
Ohno's days were spent with morning swimming practices, followed by schooling, and finally skating practices in the afternoon.
When Ohno was 12, he won the Washington state championship in the breaststroke but preferred inline speed skating over swimming.