Halfpipe - A
Date of birth
August 17, 1988
Place of birth
Year you made the National Team
Trennon Paynter & Marc Macdonell .
Winning FIS world title 2014, The Dew Cup 2012, and AFP world Championships 2011.
My personal sponsors include Monster Energy, Under Armour, and GIRO.
I support these charitiesSarah Burke foundation.
Favourite TV series/Movie/Book
Boardwalk Empire, Apocalypse now, and The Shantaram.
What's on my IPod
Music that your parents listen to.
High School diploma and a few online business courses.
music, camping, and art stuff.
I never leave home without...
Phone, credit card, passport, guitar, book, and a healthy appetite for a little adventure.
Kazu Kokubo, Pep Fujas, and Michael Bolton.
Who has had the most influence on your athletic career?
My dad Peter, he’s the reason I am where I am, and the reason why I didn’t switch to snowboarding.
What's the biggest challenge you've had to overcome?
Goals outside of sport
To avoid mediocrity at all costs .
Advice to young athletes
Pick a goal and put everything you have into it…make it happen no matter what it takes.
How did you get into freestyle?
My dad recommended I try it instead of joining racing after watching MSP’s “SKI MOVIE”… that movie changed my life.
It would surprise you to know that...
I absolutely HATED skiing until I was 10… I just wanted to play with action figures and read comic books.
If I wasn't an athlete I would be...
Favourite World Cup stop and why?
Anywhere I’ve never been before.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to support your passion for skiing?
Favourite form of exercise
Surfing, because I’m awful at it and it requires me to work way harder than I should.
Being a sloth.