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Personal History

I’m 21 years old and a T-5 paraplegic from a ATV accident 2 years ago. I am completely driven and very motivated.  I love to ride, and race atvs that’s all I pretty much think about. I was injured while training for a motocross race on August 20th, 2006. When the doctor told me the diagnoses, my first 2 questions for the doctor were; when am I going to walk and when can I race again. I rode my Yamaha YFZ 450 on June 17th, 2007. It was less than 10 months after my accident. My Yamaha YFZ 450 is fully adapted for me to ride. I practice 3-5 times a week on my practice track according to weather. I play wheelchair basketball 3-4 times a week. I work out at the gym lifting weights 2-3 times a week. On July 26th I became the 1st Paraplegic to race an ATV National Motocross at AMA ATV Redbud National, in Buchannan, Michigan.  Racing  is what I live for day in and day out. Nothing will stop me from doing it and I love to train week in and week out.

Riding Goals

·         Compete at the Loch Lomand Motocross series in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

·         Get Top 5 in the points chase for the Quad Class in the Loch Lomand Motocross Series

·         Compete at an AMA ATV National

  • Qualify at an AMA ATV National in 450 C and Open C classes


Competitive Highlights

· Premis Industries video of me at Redbud 2008

·         July 12th became the 1st Canadian Paraplegic to race motocross at the Stuntapalooza Arenacross in Summerside,

·          July 26th became the 1st Paraplegic to race an AMA ATV National at Redbud MX in Buchannan, Michigan.

·         24th overall in 450 C in Redbud Mx AMA ATV National, July 26th, 2008

·         27th overall in Open C in Redbud Mx AMA ATV National, July 26th, 2008

·         10th place in Industry class at RedBud Michigan

·         Winning The Karl Mitchell Award for dedication and commitment to the sport of ATV Motocross in 2006