Ilya devotes most of his free time playing the Olympic sport of curling, while also working as a deckhand on a fishing boat and studying drums and percussion with his middle school's Wind Ensemble.

He’s a proud member of both the Long Island Curling Club & Ardsley Curling Club’s junior program. Ilya spends his free time outdoors when possible, birdwatching and fishing.

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