Team: Trek Bicycles
Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Red Bull, Trek, Smith Optics
- 155 lbs
- Whistler, BC Canada
How did you get into MX, BMX, MTB, snow boarding, etc ?
I got into riding, cause of my older brother and his friends. They would all go riding after school and I knew I wanted to be apart of that..
And how old were you when you started riding?
I was about 6 years old when I got my first mountain bike
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Whistler, BC
How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
I've always known of the brand and really like the product, but I think Cody Swansborough was the first one to really introduce me to the brand and the people that make it work
How long have you been riding for TLD?
2010 was my first official year being apart of the TLD Family
Which TLD products are you using?
My top 5 TLD goods would be; D3 Carbon, D2 Carbon, GP Air Jersey and Pants, XC Gloves, and the new Semenuk line.
Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
Lot's! I'm a big fan of other sports and I think that's where I like to get a lot ofmy inspiration from, whether it's moto, bmx, rally, skiing, skateboarding, ect
What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Driving, Karting, shooting squirrels
What bands/music are you into?
Not to picky. My top recent would probably be the new Arcade Fire cd
List three goals you have for the upcoming season
Goal #1: Progress
Goal #2: Try to win every contest I enter
Goal #3: Stay healthy
List a few highlights of your career:
1st Crankwork Colorado 2008, 2009, 2010
1st Claymore Challenge 2009, 2010
2nd Crankworx Whistler 2009
1st Red Bull Rampage 2008
What's your favorite race/event and why?
My favorite event would be Claymore Challenge and Bearclaw Invitational, because the courses were the most enjoyable to ride.
What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Wake up, cook a big breakfast with my friends, go ride some jumps or slopestyle, then head to the trails for some shuttle laps, and finish it off with a pump track night session, cooking dinner on the campfire
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Expense reports, Interviews and being away from home for long periods of time
If you weren't a professional athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
I would want to be the Stig on Top Gear, but I would probably be wearing a paper hat
If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Where to start.. Some of the horrible magazine ad's, 5 Ten shoes, more good Slopestyle Courses, more beautiful girls, ect..
Who would you like to thank?
Anyone and everyone that's has supported me or cheered me on
Any words of wisdom?
Take it to dirt