I started riding in 2009, and competed in my first race in the fall of that year. Since then I've had some good results. And I started racing in the Expert 17-18 class in 2012. I broke my collar bone twice that year and I was out for a total of 8 months. Between injuries I was able to win a few races. When I broke it again I had to have a big operation on my shoulder which put me out for 5 months during the winter. I came into the 2013 season very unprepared. My first race back was also the first time I had ridden my bike since the surgery. It was the second round of the Pro GRT series, I crashed in my race and Finished in 14th. I then crashed in my race run at the Sea Otter Classic, where I got 11th. In Angel Fire for the Pro GRT I blew off the course, hit a tree and finished 12th.
I was having a very rough season and was not comfortable on the bike. But then the Northstar At Tahoe race series started. It helped me get used to riding fast, gnarly downhill again. At the National Championships in New Mexico I was finally riding how I wanted to be. I finished in 3rd place, with my best result of the season. I was back to where I knew I could be.
This winter I plan to move to the San Francisco bay area where I can train year round, progress as a rider, and come into next season fit and ready to go!
Third place 2013 USA Cycling Gravity National Championships, 2011 Northstar Series Champion, winning the Tara Llanes Classic three years in a row 2010, 2011, 2012
Get my Pro license, compete in as many Pro GRT's and Northwest Cups as possible, and do well at Nationals.