PLACE OF BIRTH Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
YEARS WATER SKIING 24 years (since age 2) skiing / 6 years pro
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT WATER SKIING?
Hitting up the beach with my wife, catching up on some relaxation.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE PLACE WATER SKIING HAS TAKEN YOU?
Italy. Team Canada did a Pre-Worlds training camp there in Recetto at their ski club. The Italian team was great and took us out to an amazing local spot in “the city of wine.” We had an unreal five-course meal and two of the best wines I’ve ever tasted. That meal made my trip!
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I dabble in building websites and putting water ski movies/videos together.
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE MOST PLAYED SONGS IN YOUR PLAYLIST?
Savior – Rise Against
Something good can work – Two Door Cinema Club
What you know – Two Door Cinema Club
DO YOU HAVE A PRE-RUN ROUTINE YOU DO BEFORE CONTESTS FOR GOOD LUCK?
I do my standard warm up on my TRX suspension exercise straps, do a short visualization of a perfect set and hit all my keys for each buoy in the slalom course and every trick in my trick run.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF YOUR CAREER?
I’ve won many titles coming up as a junior and injuries at the start of my Pro career hurt that trend. Winning the Pan Am Championships at the end of 2010 was great for my confidence, but beating my Personal Best at the 52nd Masters Last Chance Qualifier takes the cake. I’ve wanted to ski in the Masters since I was a little kid. I’ve done the Junior Masters and won Slalom, Trick, and Overall over my two years attending. It took a while but I finally got to the big show! I opened up the Men’s Prelim round by taking down 39off. Meeting my goal at a major event like that was awesome!
IF YOU COULD GIVE SOMEONE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE; WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Take care of your body! Eat well, stay fit, and you’ll be able to enjoy your life.