Hometown: Farmington, MN
Occupation: Business Manager
Season Bib: 70
Runner Ups: 0
3rd Places: 0
Top Ten Positions: 0
Mens World Ranking 2016/2017: 77th
Mens World Championship 2016/2017: 70h
Competing Since: Saint Paul 2014
When did you learn to skate?
-When I was 3 years old
Did you play hockey growing up?
What other sports did you play growing up?
-Football, Baseball, Snowboarding, Skiing, Track and Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Rollerblading
If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?
-Play with my dog, Boris
Are there any other good hobbies that you have?
-Golf and being outside
Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:
-Controlled Chaos…. I remember just telling myself over and over, “stay on your feet, just stay on your feet.” It was the biggest rush of adrenaline I have ever felt.
What are your guilty pleasures? Why do you wake up in the morning?
-I love to travel, so for me, I want to do whatever it takes to make sure that I can enjoy myself on trips around the globe. You never know what to expect when going into another country and that is what makes it so exciting!
How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-Since St Paul 2014
What first got you interested in the sport?
-I watched the World Championship finale in St Paul 2013 and watched Kyle Croxall become champion. I was hooked instantly.
If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-You’re faster on your skates, than you are on your butt.
What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?
-My best result was in my home country in St Paul, my goal was to make it past the round of 64 in front of friends and family and I ended up placing 32nd. It was an amazing feeling, and I look to improve on my finishes next season!
Who is your favorite sports athlete?
-Pavel Datsyuk, Plays every second like it’s his last on the ice, while maintaining the highest level of sportsmanship and professionalism.