2004-05 XTERRA USA Champion
Date of Birth: July 25, 1978
Where are you from: I am originally from East Jordan, Michigan.
Where do you live now: Eagle-Vail, Colorado
Sponsors: Felt, First Endurance, AVIA, Titec, and Carmichael Training Systems.
What 2010 XTERRA races are you doing: The US Championship series.
What other big races are on your schedule: Teva Mountain Games on June 6 and 7.
# Years Racing XTERRA: 10 years.
Best XTERRA finish: 5 time XTERRA National Champion.
Best discipline (swim, bike, or run): Bike or run depending on my latest injury.
2009 race results (all races): 9th XTERRA World Championship, 3rd XTERRA USA Championship, 1st Fall Classic MTB race, 3rd Copper Cup MTB Race, 1st BC Blast MTB Race, 3rd XTERRA Mountain Championship, 1st XTERRA Southwest Championship, 2nd XTERRA Atlantic Championship, 1st Teva Mountain Games, 2nd XTERRA Southeast Championship,
Top 3 all-time racing accomplishments: 5 time XTERRA National Champion, 6 time North American Snowshoe Champion, 3 time Teva Mountain Games Ultimate Mountain Challenge Champion.
University attended: Central Michigan University, Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation.
Did you play sports in college: Cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track.
If you have a regular job outside of racing, what do you do: Personal training and endurance coaching.
Interests outside of athletics: Spending time with family, baking cookies,and studying.
Tell us something we should know about you: I'm starting my online Masters Degree in Human Movement. I have a wife named Ingrid, two kids: Sullivan (6), Porter (4) and one more on the way due on May 14th.
Open forum: I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities that XTERRA racing has given me over the last decade. I have been able to travel the country and the world doing something that I love and meeting lots of great people.
XTERRA Racing History:
2004: 7th in Richmond, won Keystone, 3rd in Big Bear and Lake Tahoe, won XTERRA Canada. Top American finisher in Tahoe where he posted the fastest bike and run. Placed 2nd in Pro Series and top American (3rd overall) at Worlds.
2005: 7th in Temecula, 10th in Richmond, 6th in Milwaukee, 3rd in Keystone, 9th in Tahoe, 6th in Pro Series (top American). Was also the top American at the World Championship (10th overall) for 2nd straight year.
2006: Finished 3rd at Temecula then broke his knee-cap in a training ride before the second race of the year in Alabama. Came back in time for Tahoe where he finished 7th, followed that with a 4th at XTERRA Worlds.
2007: Finished 4th at West Champs, 3rd in Alabama, 4th in Richmond, 2nd in Utah, 4th at the USA Championship and 3rd in the Pro Series (top American). Was 17th at Worlds.
2009: Placed 4th at XTERRA Winter Worlds in Utah, 2nd at XTERRA West Cup, 3rd at Midwest Cup, 2nd at Southeast Cup, won Teva Mtn Games in his hometown, was 2nd at Atlantic Cup, won South Central Cup, was 3rd at Mtn Cup and 3rd at the XTERRA USA Championship. Placed 9th at XTERRA Worlds (2nd fastest bike split), and was the 2nd American.
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