Sprint Kayaking & Surf Lifesaving  

Age: 23


Nickname: Bully

Favourite Food:  I love all food, especially cooking it!

Sporting Idol/s: 
I've looked up to many athletes in my life time and it's hard to pick just one. My background is Surf Lifesaving and I can't go passed Shannon Eckstein, I remember doing primary school projects about him


When did you first start in your sport / profession: Started in Surf Lifesaving when I was 6 and made my first professional ironwoman series in 2012 (where I won Rd 6 in Noosa). Started competing in kayaks in 2013 at my first Nationals where I qualified for my first U18 Aussie Team.

Career Highlights:
2016 Australian Olympic Team - 8th K2 500m
2017 U23 K1 1000m World Champion
2018 Open W's Surf Ski World Champion
2019 Open W's Australian Surf Ski Champion


What do you love most about your sport / profession:

I love that I am able to compete in both Surf Lifesaving and Kayaking, as they complement each other so much

Favourite event/s:  I love all the 500m distance events: K1, K2 and K4. In the surf, I love ski events but I am really keen to get back into some iron racing in the future 

Favourite location to compete:  I love racing kayaks in Szeged, Hungary. There's nothing better than paddling down the course to well-timed Hungarian drums and vuvuzelas.  In the surf I'll race any beach … it's hard to predict what the waves will be like on the day, so the excitement of the unexpected is awesome!

Future Goals:   To win a medal at the Olympic Games

Hobbies:  Cooking, Surfing and Firefighting

What do you love most about the Barnacle Plus:
What's the next best thing to training with friends if you have to paddle on your own??? Paddling with music from my Barnacle Plus

Five (5) songs on your playlist:

Unstoppable - The Score
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Any Ed Sheeran song
Let's See How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty
Moments - Bliss n Esso

Advice for young athletes or kids getting into sport:

Play all sports when you're young! When you find the one that you love don't be afraid to chase it! Made sure you enjoy every day and every session. You are the best version of you when you're having fun … so just do that.

Favourite Quote:  Strive to 'be better' everyday, in everything you do



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