Hometown: Danville, IL
Season Bib: 824
Runner Ups: 0
3rd Places: 0
Top Ten Positions: 0
Mens World Ranking 2016/2017: 31st
Mens World Championship 2016/2017: 31st
Competing Since: Saint Paul 2016/2017
When did you learn to skate?
-I learned to skate when I was 1.5 years old.
Did you play hockey growing up?
-I’ve played hockey on and off since I was 4 with my highest playing experience being at the AAA level in Wisconsin.
What other sports did you play growing up?
-I’ve played Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Football all competitively at some point in my life.
If you could do anything non-athletic in your spare time, what is it?
-I would love to do as much traveling as possible in my spare time, luckily for me though, this sport provides many opportunities to travel the world.
Are there any other good hobbies that you have?
-I enjoy all things adventurous such as snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and photography.
Describe going down an icecross downhill track for the first time:
-You cannot articulate this feeling and do it justice. From the moment you arrive into the town of the event every single emotion you’ve ever felt and every ounce of adrenaline in your body is surfacing. It’s pure bliss and utter chaos. I wouldn’t trade the feeling for anything else in the conceivable universe.
How long have you been competing in ice cross downhill?
-I’ve been competing since 2016 with my first race being part of the 2015/16 season at the Mont Du Lac Rider’s Cup and then competing in two Crashed Ice events in the 2016/17 season in St. Paul and Ottawa
What first got you interested in the sport?
-I remember flipping through channels in my hotel room at a hockey tournament when I was younger and seeing these guys go down massive tracks in full hockey gear and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I’ve only ever really been a fast skater, the other parts of my game were pretty average, so I knew this was definitely something I had to strive for.
If there is one piece of advice that you could offer new riders, what would it be?
-Being a fairly new rider myself I can’t speak much on the topic but the biggest thing is that if you do get the opportunity to participate in an event, soak up every second of it because it’s a truly one of a kind experience.
What is your best result or favourite memory at a Red Bull Crashed Ice?
-Keeping this G rated, my fondest memory was the first time I stepped into the athlete lounge in Mont Du Lac. It definitely wasn’t the coolest moment or the most exciting, but walking in there and meeting everyone and realizing just how amazing this group of guys and girls are, was truly incredible. You meet people from all over the world, with vastly different lives all with this one incredible sport in common.
Who is your favorite sports athlete?
-My favorite Athlete is Charlie Conway