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Your age: 18
Weapon of choice: Wakeboard...but I also like longboarding and wakesurfing when I can't get on a wakeboard
What do you do to prep for a competition? I get my vibe in check by doing some yoga the day before / morning of. I just try to relax and enjoy the moment."
What competitions and other awards have you won? Include non sports accomplishments also:
What's your favorite "way" to ride ( wake sport- specific, cable, boat, which). I'm boat all the way!! Nothing beats hitting a good, solid wake.
Favorite conditions? Right after it storms. Everyone tends to clear the lake and the water is like butter.
What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? This one is hard because it's constantly changing every day, but currently "Jordan Belfort" by Wes Walker & Dyl and also, (don't laugh), "Diva" by Beyoncé.
What turned you on to your sport? I couldn't water-ski to save my life. So my dad convinced me to try wakeboarding instead, and I fell in love with it as soon as I strapped the board onto my feet. Nothing will ever compare to that feeling.
If extreme/action sports didn't exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you'd have? I would probably be doing something in the culinary world. I love to cook and bake!
What is the best and worst thing about being a female in your sport? The best would have to be the strong community of females there are when you do meet a girl who is in action sports. The worst would be being underestimated or singled out for being a girl.
What are three things you can't live without? My friends/family, my wakeboard, and icecream!
Who has been your biggest supporters getting you to where you are now? My parents for sure! If it wasn't for my mom driving me all around to competitions or my dad waking up at the crack of dawn before work to take me out on the lake for a quick set, then I wouldn't have made it as far as I have so far. Other people who have really supported and pushed me are obviously Gina and Tony Duffy for the opportunity of representing for this amazing company. Also Matt Long for the opportunity to regionally represent Liquid Force and Bryan Magaldi for the opportunity to represent OneWake.