Growing up in Foothill Ranch, California has afforded me the opportunity to practice my passion of Downhill Mountain Biking on a daily basis. I entered my first race in 2012, not concerned about results but more wanting to experience the thrill of a race. Despite being extremely nervous, I placed third and discovered that with a lot of practice and hard training, I could continue to be successful. Later in the year, I finished first in a 5-race series at a local event. I raced CAT 3 up until October, when I picked up a few smaller sponsors and moved up to CAT 2. In the beginning of 2013, I placed third in the CAT 2 series which brought on more sponsorship interest from larger companies. Fortunately, I was picked up by a team, giving me the confidence to continue to move up in the sport.
I am currently in CAT 1/Expert Men’s division, where I race some of the fastest riders in the country. I was recently named the fastest 16-year old in the state of California, and 2nd in the entire nation.