Q.Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in a suburb of Madison, WI.
Q.What is your athletic background?
I was born into a family that was big into athletics. Both parents were big participants
in sports and were very supportive and encouraging to my brother and I. I played football,
basketball and track all 4 years in high school and received a full scholarship to play
football at a division 2 school in Minnesota.
Q.When did you start riding and racing?
I started riding on a regular basis in late 2010. A friend of mine participated in an Ironman and I helped him train on the bike for it. Shortly after that, I was a triathlete for 1.5 years and gradually moved over to bike racing. My first race was in 2012.
Q.What are your goals this season?
My goal is to keep growing/improving in this sport and most importantly, keeping a passion for riding. Any victories that come with that are a bonus.
Q.What is your favorite post-ride meal?
My favorite post-ride drink: chocolate milk.
Favorite post-ride meal: A hamburger.
Q. Favorite sports movie?
The Big Lebowski. Is bowling a sport? If not, Rocky III.
Q. Favorite song on the trainer pre-race?
Currently listening to Kaskade and other similar dance music.
Q.What are some of your off the bike interests?
Outside of bike riding, I have had a nice career in online affiliate marketing/advertising. When not at work, I try to spend the rest of my time going on
adventures and exploring SoCal with my wonderful girlfriend (and La Grange club member) Gabriella. And when I say adventures, I mostly mean laying on the couch relaxing with a good DVD!