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How old are you? I am 20 years old.
How long have you been riding? I have been jumping bikes since the first grade.
What got you into riding? My first friend that I ever made, Dalton, told me about racing BMX on the bus and brought his race bike over after school and I promptly began to attempt to jump my bike with him down the street at his jumps. After a while I began to go to the track time to time with them and it snowballed from there. In the sixth grade I began to go to the skate park with my parents where I fell in love with bowls.
What inspires you to ride? The constant satisfaction I receive from simply landing front to back in a quarter or the smile I can’t get rid of after going higher than I am comfortable with. Progression is an addiction for me and it inspires me to ride day after day.
What is your biggest accomplishment in BMX so far? One of my biggest accomplishments that really pushed me to ride more and learn to just enjoy the sport was when the ORP BMX Shop asked me to be a part of their freestyle team that they were creating. My good friend Eli Kravetz also joined with me at the same time and we were offered to ride flow for Colony for a while which was humbling.
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What is the biggest problem in BMX that you have noticed? How do you resolve that problem? The biggest problem that constantly comes to my attention is how riders are segregating BMX between street riding, pool and bowl riding, and dirt. BMX is BMX no matter what you decide to ride that day.
Who is your favorite rider? Why? I have a few favorites right now, Corey Walsh, Dan Foley, and Chad Osburn to name a few that I get pumped to watch ride, but my all time favorite would be Chase Hawk. Chase is one of the nicest guys I have ever met, he always has a smile on his face and has timeless style that many try to duplicate, but nobody can match it. He inspires me because he is trying to help BMX grow by creating the Born and Raised contests that I have ridden in every year in Texas. This event gives amateur riders a chance to compete and get onto the BMX radar. My friend and teammate Eli won the most recent one in advanced which was sick to watch.
What is your favorite place to ride? My favorite place to ride would be my local, Bear Branch Park in the Woodlands, it’s a short drive from my house with the best bowls in Houston to ride, it has been around for a while now so the concrete is super grippy which is really rad. Oh and the best part, they allow bikes, unlike the United States largest skate park that is near me that is skateboard only.
What is one way you deal with injuries? I try to keep my mind off of riding while injured, it can make me depressed and feel trapped, so normally I’ll go fish, hang out with my friends and just act a fool, being that my injury allows me to.
What is one thing you look forward to every year in BMX? I look forward to the Vans BMX Pro Cup every year, and this past year they expanded the series by going to more countries, I hope to go to one sometime in the future to watch, maybe even ride who knows.
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What is the dream place to ride? My dream place to ride would definitely be the Ruben Alcantara Skate park in Spain, I’ve been told that the transition is perfect and the concrete is smooth and grippy. Also I dream to ride street in Barcelona one day as well.
What is your favorite web edit or video part? My all time favorite web edit would be Chase’s Cult Crew/ Chase Hawk Washington video, its full of roasts, style, and it looks like he’s having fun.
What is one thing you love about BMX? I love how the sport brings together so many different people, no matter their age, and we all get along due to our common interests.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to in BMX? Even though its just a three and a half hour drive, I’d say Austin. I go a few times a year and stay with my friend Austin Brunger, who is always fun to hang out with and is an insanely good rider. Every time I’m in Austin I have a great time, and their BMX scene is one of the best, consisting of great bowl, trails, and street riders.
What was one of your most memorable BMX memory? The very first Chase Hawk jam, I had never met a BMX pro, and at the time I was starstruck in meeting Chase Hawk, and Dennis Enarson, once again really nice dudes, but I was on my Dugan complete bike, and I was sending this transfer that has never been done, I wasn’t that close but everyone was so hyped just to see me try it, Chase was slamming a skateboard on the coping and the announcer was egging me on, and then I snapped my bars and I was done for the weekend. The energy in the air was awesome and that’s what BMX should always feel like.
Do you have tricks that you have in mind or are in the middle of learning? I’m not really known for doing tricks, my instagram is crammed pack with manuals and table tops, but right now I have been working on ice pick stalls, they’re cool to watch and I hope to learn them to manual in the bowl.
What are your BMX plans for 2018? I plan to travel to Florida at the beginning of the year and stay with my friend Connie, he is a local from the Woodlands who is finishing up his first semester of college in Orlando, I hope to go ride at Adam LZ’s house during that time since they are homies and ride some of the cool concrete parks around Orlando. Also I hope to begin filming with friends more in 2018 and continue working on video projects for @thewoodlandscrew on instagram and youtube.
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