Hometown: Edina, MN
Occupation: Ecolab Logistics
Season Bib: 18
Runner Ups: 0
3rd Places: 0
Top Ten Positions: 3
Mens World Ranking 2016/2017: 19th
Mens World Championship 2016/2017: 18th
Competing Since: Afton Alps 2015
When did you learn to skate?
-As soon as I could stay up as a kiddo out on the lakes.
Did you play hockey growing up?
-You betcha. 4th grade through junior year of high school and recreationally since.
What other sports did you play growing up?
-I ran track and cross country as well as cross country skied.
If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?
-I like to putz around the house, mostly working on my yard little by little.
Are there any other good hobbies that you have?
-I guess you could call it a garden, but I don’t get too much to grow. I’m crafty I suppose, and I like biking.
Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:
-Thrilling. You think there’s no way the edges of your skates could possibly stay on the ice, and before you know it you’re a little out of control, in a good way.
What are your guilty pleasures? Why do you wake up in the morning?
-I wake up hoping to both find joy in whatever the day has in store as well as to use that to bring glory to God, whatever that may look like. Guilty pleasure is definitely Enrique Igelsias’ music.
How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
What first got you interested in the sport?
-My brother who competed the year prior encouraged me to check it out. It seemed like a unique opportunity(Where can you ever find skateable downhill ice in nature?), so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Bend your knees and know the course is possible- and also try to never forget the feeling of going down the track.
What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?
-Watching the athletes try to get to the top of the Jyvaskyla course by strapping these goofy skis to their skates and trying to stay on the tow rope. Major struggles all around – it was hilarious.