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Nationals

Today im sharing a positive stamp in my life as i came out to Nationals Championship as a qualifier and now classified as a PTS3 in paratriathlon.it was an awesome experience to be here and represent team possabilities it has been heart and sweat put into getting here working hard to get stronger everyday, now with mix emotions and a bitter sweet feeling i feel like my tank has plenty of gas left .Unfortunately i got DQ do to...

2021 Road Nationals – Road Race

This year’s road race was a 32km course that started with a controlled start on a very steep, 8%, downgrade that we would have to climb to the finish line.  It was a large rectangular course that was mostly up on two sides and down on two sides.  The weather was warm but good for racing and the roads were fast and well maintained.  I started off strong and managed to work with others to stay towards the front. ...

2021 Road Nationals – Criterium

The criterium was held in downtown Boise on a great, rectangle shaped, course.  Road conditions were perfect and the weather was hot and slightly humid.  The race time was pushed back a bit which made everyone try and find a shaded place to stay cool before the event.  My plan was to go out hard and paceline with the lead or second group.  The plan worked well for a few laps then I fell off the back.  I ended...

2021 Road Nationals – Time Trial

The Road Nationals time trial was a 15km, out and back, course that was mostly an incline on the way out and a decline on the way back.  The road was in good condition, but a bit bumpy, and the weather was overcast with a tailwind headed out.  Having been my first race in over a year and a half, I was cautious about going out too hard and blowing up, hurting myself, or damaging the bike.  I had...

F1 Racers?

Hi guys,As I’m watching one of my favorite Netflix shows “Drive to Survive,” again I thought of the similarities between my current racing sport and F1. First I thought, “no, I’m out of my mind to even compare myself to them,” but some things are true. Those guys train a lot, they’re some of the fittest athletes on earth actually. I would love to be on that level, but even though I train, it is different. They’re paid to do only...

Less than 50 days left

We have less than 50 days left until the Tokyo Paralympics and the excitement and nerves continue to build as we get closer! After a very long selection process, I can officially say that I have been selected to play and represent Team USA in the 2020/21 Paralympic games where we will be defending our goal medal in women's wheelchair basketball. We have one more training camp and then head out to Tokyo August 17th. We received our schedule...

First Tokyo Prep Camp Complete

Hello Everyone, I wanted to give you a quick update on how my final month of Tokyo prep is going. I spent 6-10 July at the Velodrume in Carson, CA. Here we conducted a Team Track Camp, this consisted of two sessions each day. I was very nervous about camp because it had been almost two years since I had ridden the track. I had no idea what to expect. My coach put together a great training schedule and...

My First World Championships

After a great performance at the world cup in Belgium I was selected to my first world championships with Team USA. The competition would be held in Portugal from June 9-13. In Belgium I was in great shape and ready to see what I could do against the worlds best but my health had other plans. I had an infection that took its toll on me and my fitness began to drop right...

Paralympic Cycling Trials

The time trial for the opportunity to represent Team USA in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games is finally here. It has been a long journey and a lot of my friends and family have sacrificed so much for me to be able to go for this goal. I have a passion for riding my bike and getting faster but, a passion without that support is nothing to me. My wife has been there from day 1 and has seen...

Game on: Can I keep up?

Greetings fellow friends of PossAbilities, hope everyone is doing well!Excited with the news that Covid is slowly letting go… it’s still not a won battle but we’re inching closer. With that said, hopefully frontiers will be opening up.I had a really good Zoom call with the Brazilian snow sports Federation, they believe and want to invest in me. It was great and reassuring to hear that! My concern is where I’m at right now, it’s like a...