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Hometown: Hialeah, FL

Ariel came to the U.S. from Cuba when he was just 4 years old. Growing up he was hyperactive and lacked discipline, so to help channel his energy, his mother signed him up for karate.

He fell in love with the sport immediately. However, his family couldn’t afford tournaments, so he had to ask for donations or perform karate in the street to support his passion.

According to Ariel, milk has played a big part in his journey, fueling him during competitions, and providing nutrition to support his training and recovery.

Now Ariel hopes to represent Team USA and karate at the Olympic Games, debuting his favorite sport as a member of Team Milk.

Why I love milk

“When I need to rehydrate and build muscle, I drink milk”