BIRTHDAY September 12, 1992
YEARS WATER SKIING 10 years
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT SKIING?
Study and attend Football matches.
NAME YOUR FAVORITE PLACE WATER SKIING HAS TAKEN YOU?
My favorite place that skiing has taken me would have to be Paris. Such a beautiful city, and to have the privilege of seeing it while in France competing was amazing.
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU.
I am enrolled in three different Universities in order to complete my undergraduate degree.
WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE MOST PLAYED SONGS IN YOUR PLAYLIST?
Beyoncé: If I were a Boy
Adele: Turning Tables
Kelly Clarkson: Mr. Know it All
DO YOU HAVE A PRE-RUN ROUTINE YOU DO BEFORE CONTESTS FOR GOOD LUCK?
Not really. If you were to find videos of the starting dock prior to me competing I would most likely be dancing. I like to get moving and jump around. It’s what I do in practice so I don’t feel I should change it for a tournament.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OF YOUR CAREER?
Winning the 2013 World Championships in Santiago, Chile was huge for me. Worlds is every 2 years and obviously the most hard fought out competition of the year. To be able to stand on the podium after breaking the World Championship record at the age of 21 was quite overwhelming. It was a long term goal of mine and to do it at such a young age was very amazing.
IF YOU COULD GIVE SOMEONE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE; WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Never ever listen to those who try to bring you down. When I was younger I was told I was fat and would never be any good. To their disgust, I lost 14kg (30 pounds) and am now a World Champion. So whatever you do, whatever people say, as long as you believe in yourself it will all be ok.