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Let the racing season begin!

Our first race of the season is coming up in just a few weeks. We will compete to add data to our applications for Team USA's roster heading to World Cup 1 this April in Italy! Team USA just wrapped up a camp in Southern California where I completed over 250 miles in 4 days through the mountains! The climbs were epic and the descents allowed me to practice taking turns over 40 miles and hour. Just what I needed...

U.S. Paracycling National Team Camp

It's a new year which means a new racing season is upon us. It seems like at the start of every season brings new hopes and goals. Every year I want to learn more, train more, race more, and grow more as an athlete. This year is no different for me. Now that I've quit working part time and will be focusing more on training, I am hoping this extra time will take...

World Cup of ParaSnowboard – Pyhä, Finland

Hello team and supporters, I’m just back from an adventure in Finland. My second time there, a place in the Arctic Circle, in Northern Finland called Pyhä. It’s magical… and this time it wasn’t so cold, it’s been quite an off winter for European standards. Last time I was there I had a hard time on this race course and it was very humbling. That’s exactly why I came back, to get stronger as an athlete. It was very positive...

The hype up to Beijing 

Hello friends, Today I was thinking about the training & racing that happened in Big White, Canada, prior to flying to Beijing for the Paralympics; then thought I would tell the story… My coach Mancha flew in from Portugal and we met in Canada. First days were laser focused for the races at hand (2), which in themselves were incredible. 1st race I got an unexpected 2nd place (!) —anything can happen on Snowboard Cross. That gave me so much confidence for...

Daily Grind

Almost end of the year it's been a Rollercoasters lots of projects happening and always on the move as we get ready to reset for 2023 I set here contemplating on the achievements goals and current state. As of now I had to slow down on my training do to some home projects that were keeping me from staying consistent never the less I'm getting back on track to my daily routine taking care of the usual work family and...

Time to Reset and Train to Train

I've written in previous blogs about my goals post World Championships and how this time is meant to be a time to reset. This has been difficult for me, and I've had to change how I think about my training and up coming season. As much as I want to do what it takes to be better, my natural response to that isn't always what it should be. This is all another way of saying this period of reset is starting...

3rd place at the US Open Adaptive Surf Championships 

Hey guys, Today I’m sharing good news of a podium, I got 3rd at the us Open Surf Champs! So excited w this one because it was not easy, real tough competition and I fought hard to achieve the result.  Surfing is great cross training for snowboarding; even though I’m on my knees (surfing) rather than standing up, it still is constant work putting on the board’s rails, changing edges, direction, weight distribution, it’s a very dynamic sport! I love it and...

MOTIVATION

Today was a week that we had got evacuated from our home because of the fires that got out of control scary feeling for me to think I could lose my home however we can now look back and say we dodge one. We continue with our training with our goal in mind to motivate people around you and help them be the best image of themselves regardless of the challenges they face, being an ambassador to possabilties continues to help...

Reflections on the World Championships

The 2022 season has come to a close and I've returned from the 3rd World Cup and World Championships with a 4th and 7th place finish. Despite a fairly serious crash captured by the epic picture shown in this blog, I also came back a much more confident rider than when I left. My Time Trial performances were among the best of my career. I have learned at what point in the race I tend to drift in power output...

The importance of a good coach

Hi guys,  Today I’d like to share something that is often top of my mind: the difference that it makes having a good coach. It’s probably very good on every sport, and life.  With snowboarding, it’s a HUGE part of my improvement —a game changer. My coach, Mancha, is from Portugal and is also their National team’s coach. Honored to have had his company in a few snow trips / races.  It means I have a coach most of my rides, correcting my...