My New Journey... Straight to the point.
I am 27 years old and for the past few your I have been competing on the World Cup tour with the Canadian Snowboard Cross team. I had a rough few years with results. One being a spot off from qualifying for the 2014 Olympic team. Not Solidifying a spot on the National team for the past season, I competed a year on my own. Next year I will be back on the team against other Canadian athletes for World Cup spots.
As you can imagine Snowboard Cross can become physical and dangerous quickly. I have luckily only struggled with minor injuries the last few years. Being mentally and physically strong is very important for our sport. It is something that has become a huge part of my life and I love being able to have a promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
I believe I haven't reached my full potential. I am working on changing my program to help me achieve my goals.
I have kept with my six day a week strength program, adding new activities and a lot of skateboarding into the summer program. I am always looking for new experiences and help from professionals to better my progression.
Two time Olympian Robert Fagan will be coaching and guiding me into the season. He has seen my strengths and weaknesses as a snowboard cross athlete and has many ideas on how to progress my skills.
Believing I have the ability and potential to become a top rider in my sport. I am not ready to give up knowing I have not reached my full potential. Losing the national team support has crushed me but has also allowed me to take a step back and assess where I am and where I want to be.
"The road to athletic greatness is not marked by perfection, but the ability to constantly overcome adversity and failure."