Aaron Orangi was born in Geraldine. Aaron did not begin competing in bobsleigh until his early 30s. In 2005, he competed at the lower-tier North America's Cup in Lake Placid, where the New Zealand teams finished seventh and fourth. Aaron was a brakeman in the two-man competition, stepping in for Matt Dallow because Aaron was smaller and lighter. The weight limit of the two-man event was 390kg (sled and athletes combined).

In 2006, Aaron was one of five New Zealand bobsleigh racers selected for the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy. As one of the crew in the four-man bobsleigh team, his teammates were Alan Henderson, Matt Dallow and Stephen Harrison.

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Aaron's Games History