→ 2017 Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championships, St. George, Utah
→ 2017 Ironman Full Distance, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
→ 2019 Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz, CA
→ 2019 Odyssey Alcatraz Swim, San Francisco
→ 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, St. George Utah
→ 2012 Adventure race, Mammoth, CA, Team Curl (36 hrs)
– Why do you want to participate in One Water Race?
Growing up in Alaska, the ocean was not the first place to go looking for adventure, naturally it was the rugged outdoors. When I started surfing in California - the ocean stole my heart and many adventures followed which included sailing, surfing and open water swimming. I generally thrive in adventure, challenging circumstances and competition. I’m excited to have the opportunity to use my passions to advocate and bring awareness to the world's waters.
– Have you taken a similar challenge before?
This type of challenge will be totally new for me. I completed a 36 hr adventure race which included a very short dip in the cold water.
– What are your strengths?
Problem solving, maintaining a positive attitude and welcoming adversity.
– What are your weaknesses?
Pacing during the race. I was a collegiate track and field sprinter and over the years have been training to become an endurance athlete. It definitely takes some skill to dial it in.
– What will be your biggest challenge?
Accepting being cold and wet for days while pushing my limits with little sleep. Adjusting to swimming at night.
– Have you been to the Stockholm archipelago?
I haven’t. I’m really looking forward to it!
– What do you know/think about the terrain?
The videos and pictures look gorgeous. The terrain looks rugged and the water looks cold.
– What are you most looking forward to?
Crossing the finish line!!! The challenge of competing against the best adventure racers in the world and experiencing the beauty of the archipelago.