Year started paddling:
Favorite race and why:
It is a close call between 2016 Pailolo and the 2015 Catalina Crossing but I would have to choose the crossing. That race definitively planted a seed that kept me committed. The 35 miles to Newport beach seemed too great a distance for my experience level and I was thankful that no one had proposed a novice boat – but was then haphazardly tossed into the Men’s Open Catalina crew. We finished just over 5 hours, taking 2nd place Spec. It is something I will never forget.
Year started coaching for SDOCC:
This is my first year.
What got you into the sport of Outrigger Canoe Paddling:
I wanted to increase my water capabilities and find a new way to train.
Quote to live by:
Just keep swimming. – Finding Nemo