Age:  27

Event:  Distance (Cross Country, Track, Road, Mountain racing)

Hometown:  Lakewood, WA

College/University Competed for:  Oklahoma State University

All Time Personal Bests:

  • 5 km:                           14:15
  • 8 km:                           23:22
  • 10 km:                                     29:30
  • Half-marathon:           1:03:41

Career Highlights:

  • 2012 USA 50k Road Running National Champion
  • 2011 Pacific Northwest Regional Cross Country Champion
  • 2011 Pacific Northwest Association Cross Country Champion
  • 2011     USA 15 km Trail Running National Champion
  • 2011    Washington State Road Running Champion 12 km (also 2008, 2009)
  • 2011    World Snow Shoe Championship Sprint Course Champion
  • 2011    North & Central American & Caribbean Mountain Running Champion (also 2010, 2009)
  • 2010    USA Mountain Runner of the Year (also 2009, 2008)
  • 2010    USA National Mountain Running Championships, 3rd
  • 2010    World Mountain Running Championships, 10th
  • 2010    PNW XC Champion, 10 km (also 2008)
  • 2010    World Snow Shoe Invitational, 5th
  • 2009    USA Mountain Running National Champion
  • 2009    USATF Club Track Champion, 10 km
  • 2009    World Mountain Running Championships, 16th (also 2008)
  • 2009    Xterra World Trail Running Championship, 2nd
  •  2008    Northwest Mountain Running Champion
  • 2003    USA Junior National Track and Field Team, Pan American Games, Steeplechase

Personal Info:  I have been running track since the 7th grade.  Played basketball for many years before finally giving it up junior year of HS to focus on running and getting to college.  I finished my collegiate years both Bachelors and Masters at Oklahoma State University under the coaching of Dick Weiss and Dave Smith.  Since turning pro I have turned my focus towards other sports outside of Road, Track and Cross Country and have ranked internationally in Trail, Snow Shoe, and Mountain.

Since 2003 I have made 7 USA National Teams ranging from Track to Mountain running.  Since 2008 I have managed to win the prestigious honor of USA Mountain Runner of the year 3 years consecutively while leading Team USA to its first Silver medal at the World Mountain Running Championships.  I was also the first male athlete to win two or more Championships at the North American and Central American Mountain Running Championships with victories in 2009 and 2010.