Event/Discipline: Sprint Canoe, C-1 200m
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
Current Residence: Bethesda, Md.
School: Walt Whitman High School
Club: Washington Canoe Club
2013 U.S. Junior World Championships Team Member
- 2013 National Championships: 2nd in C2 1000m with with David Podloch, 1st in Jr. C1 200m, 1st in Jr. C1 1000m
- 2013 Junior Team Trials: 1st in C1 200m, C2 1000m
- 2013 Canada Day Regatta: 3rd in C2 Open
- 2013 Lake Placid International: (Junior) 2nd in C1 1000m, C1 200m, C2 1000m, C2 200m
- 2012 National Championships: 1st in C1 1000m, 500m, 5000m
- 2012 U.S. Olympic Hopes Team Member
- Pappy Havens Award, Washington Canoe Club, C1 Junior 500m
Hobbies: break dancing
Job: full-time student
How’d you get started? Both of my parents paddled competitively so I had the opportunity to get in lots of boats growing up. Racing sprint is just a natural outgrowth of that early exposure.
Hero:I have been fortunate to have grown up around many people who are heroes in my mind. I would be hard pressed to pick just one; and would be doing a disservice to the others.