About

Dan Witty

Age:  32

Hometown:  New Prague, MN

Occupation:  Sales

Season Bib:  12

Wins:  0

Runner Ups:  1

3rd Places:  1

Podiums:  2

Top Ten Positions:  6

Mens World Ranking 2016/2017:  13rd

Mens World Championship 2016/2017:  12th

Competing Since:  Saint Paul 2013

When did you learn to skate?

-I learned to skate when I was in 2nd grade.

Did you play hockey growing up?

-Yes, I started playing hockey when I was in 3rd grade and played all the way through High School.

What other sports did you play growing up?

-I also played football, golf, and ran track.

 

If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?

-Binge watch some Netflix or do a little gaming for sure.

Are there any other good hobbies that you have?

-I love being out on the boat surfing, wakeboarding, and skiing.

Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:

-Let’s just say it didn’t go how I thought it would in my mind.  From the outside looking in it seems pretty easy but never having been on ramps on ice it’s a treat the first time!  Pretty sure I smoked my tailbone a time or two on my first trip down.

What are your guilty pleasures? Why do you wake up in the morning?

-I love eating Double Stuf Oreos.  I honestly have to force myself to stop eating them. I wake up because I have a family to support (and because at least one kid is in my room telling me they’re hungry).

How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-I’ve been competing since 2013.

What first got you interested in the sport?
-My brother Tyler competed the first year it came to St. Paul and after watching him I knew I had to do it.

If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Be confident and don’t tell yourself you can’t do it.  Get out there and own it!

What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?

-My best finish was 3rd place in St Paul 2015.  It was amazing to get all the way to the finals with so many seasoned competitors in the field and to do so in front of my hometown crowd.

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