Hometown: Prior Lake, MN
Runner Ups: 0
3rd Places: 0
Top Ten Positions: 0
Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:
Mens World Championship 2016/2017:
Competing Since: Mont Du Lac 2015/2016
When did you learn to skate?
-I learned how to skate at age 5 and started playing Mini-Mite hockey.
Did you play hockey growing up?
-Hockey was always in the family blood. I played youth hockey and continued to play Junior Gold in High School, but never played Varsity hockey. Today, I play intramurals in college often.
What other sports did you play growing up?
-Hockey was the only sport I took passion for growing up. The extreme sports and water sports activities drew my interest and helped develop myself into who I am today.
If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?
-Celebrate the time with the friends and family around me.
Are there any other good hobbies that you have?
-Jet Skiing, Wake-Surfing, Wakeboarding, Snowmobiling, Recreational Rollerblading, Adventuring.
Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:
-The first ICDH track that I raced down was at Mont Du Lac in 2016. By helping build the track and get it together, I knew what I was in for. There is something unfathomable about racing down a track on ice skates, not to mention the sharp bends, rollers, and airtime that you get. St. Paul, MN 2017 was the first RBCI course that I competed at. Talk about an adrenaline rush. Looking down the track from the start gate, you think to yourself “how did I get here.” At the gate, there is no thinking. You just have to commit to it and do your best.
How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-2 years. I competed in two events.
What first got you interested in the sport?
-Around 7 years ago, I watched the event in St. Paul and dreamt to myself what this kind of spotlight would feel like. There was an opportunity to skate at Mont Du Lac, so I jumped on it.
If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Don’t let fear get to you. Focus on what your objective is and strive to get there by using goals. Don’t be afraid to get hurt. Just do it.
What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?
-In St. Paul, I sprained my ankle in the practice round and was told to prevent putting any weight on it. My time qualified me for the event on Friday night and I knew I needed to give it a shot. I made it through the track in remarkable thought and managed to finish 15th in the Junior Event.
Who is your favorite sports athlete?