Bossier City, Louisiana
|Bucket List Race||KONA 10000%|
|Post-Race Drink||Code Red Mountain Dew|
About me! I'm 31yrs old, father of 3 and triathlete. At 22 I weighted 315LBs and had high blood pressure and was on a terrible path. I needed help and at the time insurance covered bariatric surgery and I got the help to get me moving! I got addicted to mountain biking and started shedding weight left and right with proper exercise, eating habits and the love of pedaling.
In 2013 when I started racing XC I quickly took several top 3 podiums for Cat 3 and then moved up to Cat 2 for XC Racing where I took home 3-4 top 3 podiums and took 1st in the USA Cyclingstate champions.
Mountain Bike racing slowly died in our area and my love for cycling migrated over to triathlons. In 2016 I competed in my first sprint triathlon and got addicted. I did more and more triathlons in 2017 including my first 70.3 distance taking 1st in my age group.
In 2018 I wanted to really push myself. I signed up for another 70.3 IM Waco, where the swim got canceled but still had a complete blast, but I was left with a need for redemption. I joined the Endurance team called Mind Right Endurance in December of 2018 where I signed up for IM Texas 70.3, Deep South 70.3 and IM FL for 2019 being my key race. Also, several other smaller sprints that I took first in my ag and then first at the famous Lake Degray Olympic Tri.
Last weekend I raced IMFL where I finished under 13hours for my first Full IM and learned a ton and knew I had more in me to improve on. Looking forward to keeping my positive attitude moving forward and growing even more!