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World Cups 2 & 3

cool photo of myself in World cup 2 time trial The heart of the season is in full swing and it was time to see where I stacked up in 2024 against the world's best handcyclists. With this being a paralympic year everyone's game is at its highest level and I was expecting the competition to be fierce. This year's trip overseas was going to be a Long one. Almost...

World Cup Qualifier

Myself leading the lead group in the road race qualifier It was the morning of the time trial and I was feeling great. I had got plenty of rest and was ready to go out and leave it all out there on the course. However, the weather had its own agenda and the wind on this day was fierce. Wind blowing a steady 20 mph with 30 mph gusts was going to make...

Back to Drawing Board

Hello folks,  Now that the season is officially over, it’s time to settle into my back at home and “base fitness” regime.  As beautiful as the photos & videos that coach did from all the training & racing, there’s a lot to dissect & improve watching those… I know what I’m doing wrong and also what I have to do to improve, on the technique side of things. There’s tweaks to be made on the snowboard leg - which by the way just...

Nationals and Zonals, the final countdown

Hello everyone! It's been another whirlwind of training and competing!The training camp in Spain lasted about 3 weeks. It was very fun and I would like to thank Carlos Freitas from Argentina for inviting me. I got to train with some of the best people in the world from several countries, eat Paella, and see Barcelona and Valencia. It was a very cool trip and I will definitely be going back. We did a lot of epee and made a...

Post Season Blues

Hello folks, It’s funny how sometimes you have so much of a good thing that it’s hard to come back to “normal.” Sounds like complaining, but it’s not… I’m so grateful and aware that I have a great family, an awesome job and live in a great place.  But the highs are so high sometimes that is hard to get back to schedule, commitments, routine.  Think about it… the sport itself, snowboarding, is SO MUCH FUN! That I get paid to travel & train...

Bitter sweet April

Hello, this month there has been good performances and less than stellar performances. I mentioned the qualification race in Texas last month in my blog. This was the qualification race for world cup 2 and 3 in Europe next month. I was confident in my training, previous races, and tests up to this point. Well, it is hard to push up against a 20+ mph wind. I fell short of the standard I had to meet to get selection. Honestly...

Camps, Commercials, and Camps :)

Hi everyone! The season is in full swing now and life on the road for the next few months has begun!After coming back from the competition in North Carolina I did a few weeks of training at home, fencing lessons, strength and conditioning, and ballroom. Then it was time to head up to Orion Fencing in Washington for a training camp with some of the other members of the US National Team as well as the local able bodied athletes...

World Cup Qualifier 2024

The 2024 paracyling season is in full swing now and the competitions that will decide my fate for the 2024 Paris paralympics are quickly approaching. April 6-7 the U.S paracycling open will take place in Texas which will be used as a qualifying race for the final 2 world cups in Belgium and Italy. Both world cups in Belgium and Italy will be apart of the selection process for the team that will be taken to the 2024 paralympics located...

Texas showdown coming soon!!!

Hello, it's time for my March blog post. I'm feeling a bit of the anxiety, nerves, but confident, that I will perform well in 2 weeks. The qualification race to compete as part of Team USA, consisting of a time trial and road race, will be April 6th and 7th in Bryan, TX. There has been a consistent improvement in speed and power so I am confident in the progression but always nervous before a race o significance. Only 6...

Training and first competition of 2024

Hey everyone! The off season is finished and we're back up to full speed on training and competing. Training started with 3 days a week of fencing lessons, 3 days a week of strength and conditioning, and 2 days a week of ballroom dance! A pretty unconventional training schedule for a fencer but an important system for an athlete's overall health and long term improvement. The fencing lessons primarily focus on getting good at the bread and butter moves done...